As a troupe of Penn College student-actors prepares for its spring presentation of “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.,” a stroll through the institutional archives confirms theater’s traditional foothold as a diversion from academic pursuits. While recent years have seen a resurgence of in-house stage productions, photos from 1971 and 1981 editions of Montage – the yearbook of Williamsport Area Community College – indicate that an active Drama Club is a mainstay among campus organizations. Be it comedy, musical or serious fare, students schooled in hands-on majors have long proved their prowess in less-taxing endeavors.
– The Play’s the Thing
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. Read about the institution's history →