Open House in the 1960s
As Pennsylvania College of Technology continues its multiyear Countdown to the Centennial, PCToday helps share the institution’s remarkable story through the eyes and words of those who lived it. Follow the “Spotlight” logo in the coming months for a memory-filled look back to the days of Williamsport Area Community College, thanks to the campus newspaper that historically (and sometimes humorously) reflected the tenor of the times. As the campus prepares to welcome more than 1,100 prospective students who are registered for Open House on Sunday, we take a trip through The Spotlight for a look at Open Houses past.
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An invitation to the public to attend Open House.
A painting classroom is open to the public during the 1968-69 Open House.
Visitors tour a construction lab in 1968-69.
Visitors to Open House in 1968-69 observe specimens in the biology lab.
Surrounded by educational displays, college President Kenneth E. Carl talks with curious visitors during the 1968-69 Open House.
Students show the college’s modern equipment to parents during 1966’s Open House.
An information kiosk offers college publications and a spot to join a campus tour in 1968-69.
The Spotlight captures a tour of the graphic arts department during Open House 1966.
The electrical instrumentation lab was a stop during Open House in 1966.
The Spotlight makes light of its experiences in the aviation facilities during Open House 1966.
2014 marks a milestone in the institution's rich history, from the inception of adult classes in the Williamsport Area School District in 1914, through its evolution into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College, and present-day Pennsylvania College of Technology.
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