Parents, Families Enjoy Weekend Reunion With Students

The Penn College community welcomed students’ loved ones to Parent & Family Weekend (Sept. 20-22), which offered a variety of opportunities for moms, dads and siblings to be reintroduced to their students after the first month of classes. Nearly 100 families registered on-site and 290 families that preregistered checked in at the Bush Campus Center information desk.  The Student Activities Office organized a number of exciting events: social activities, entertainment, informative visits to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center and Lumley Aviation Center, athletic contests and other games, interactive educational workshops, and tours of the Victorian House and the Williamsport area.

– Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer, and Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer

Student Ambassador Ashley J. Maietta welcomes visitors to The Victorian House.

Student Ambassador Ashley G. Maietta welcomes visitors to The Victorian House.

Check-in at the Campus Center

Check-in at the Campus Center

A family portrait, three generations strong: Clockwise, from right, are Nathaniel W. Mills, a machinist general major from Claysville; parents, Todd and Heike Mills; and grandparents, Barbara and Carl Ebaugh.

A family portrait, three generations strong: Clockwise, from right, are Nathaniel W. Mills, a machinist general major from Claysville; parents, Todd and Heike Mills; and grandparents, Barbara and Carl Ebaugh.

Punctuating Penn College's role in the broader community, the weekend included trolley tours of Williamsport's Historic District and downtown.

Punctuating Penn College’s role in the broader community, the weekend included trolley tours of Williamsport’s Historic District and downtown.

Wildcat Blue dominates The College Store landscape ...

Wildcat Blue dominates The College Store landscape …

... where families shop for mementos of their weekend stay.

… where families shop for mementos of their weekend stay.

Students from the School of Business & Hospitality, under the direction of Le Jeune Chef Maitre d’Hotel, amaze taste buds with their exciting and unique nonalcoholic drinks.

Students from the School of Business & Hospitality, under the direction of Le Jeune Chef Maitre d’Hotel, amaze taste buds with their exciting and unique nonalcoholic drinks.

Faculty, staff and students lead a panel discussion in the Thompson Professional Development Center, outlining the behaviors crucial to a successful first year.

Faculty, staff and students lead a panel discussion in the Thompson Professional Development Center, outlining the behaviors crucial to a successful first year.

Attendees write down their song requests on the Klump Academic Center Auditorium stage ...

Attendees write down their song requests on the Klump Academic Center Auditorium stage …

... where Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos covered decades of audience favorites.

… where Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos covered decades of audience favorites.

The beautifully landscaped grounds of The Victorian House beckon weekend visitors.

The beautifully landscaped grounds of The Victorian House beckon weekend visitors.

Guests tour the spacious and gorgeously furnished dining room in the student-built showpiece.

Guests tour the spacious and gorgeously furnished dining room in the student-built showpiece.

Attendees are treated to a 1-0 Wildcat soccer victory, as the men's team defeats conference rival Penn State York.

Attendees are treated to a 1-0 Wildcat soccer victory, as the men’s team defeats conference rival Penn State York.

Dad enjoys a buffet brunch in the Capitol Eatery.

Dad enjoys a buffet brunch in the Capitol Eatery.

More than 150 people savored the bright colors and tropical tastes of "mocktails" during a mixology mixer in Penn's Inn.

More than 150 people savor the bright colors and tropical tastes of “mocktails” during a mixology mixer in Penn’s Inn.

Families await the "all aboard!" for trolley tours of surrounding neighborhoods.

Families await the “all aboard!” for trolley tours of surrounding neighborhoods.

Overhead view offers a unique Victorian vantage.

Overhead view offers a unique Victorian vantage.

Audience members become part of the entertainment in the ACC ...

Audience members become part of the entertainment in the ACC …

... but those in their seats weren't immune from becoming part of the act.

… but those in their seats weren’t immune from becoming part of the act.

Comments – One Comment

The dueling piano players were very entertaining!

Thank you for providing this fun-filled family night!

Posted by Jeanne Kerschner at September 24, 2013 at 8:39 am