Skip to main content

Construction Scholars Learning From the Pros

The semester’s first official industry presentation for Built Environment Scholars, featuring local architect Anthony H. Visco Jr. (a 1967 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and a member of Penn College’s Architectural Technology Advisory Board), was held recently in the School of Construction & Design Technologies.

Anthony H. Visco Jr. – alumnus, adviser and longtime friend of the college – gives students a front-row peek at their imminent careers. (Photo provided)
Anthony H. Visco Jr. – alumnus, adviser and longtime friend of the college – gives students a front-row peek at their imminent careers. (Photo provided)

The goal of the BE Scholars Lecture Series is to increase students’ awareness of various industry and career-related activities.

Visco’s Feb. 13 presentation covered the following topics:

  • The inner working of an architectural office
  • The cross-disciplinary nature of architecture and how it interphases with various construction industries
  • Examples of past and current projects, including a detailed chronological photo survey of Bowman Field
  • Examination of an actual set of construction drawings

The next presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. March 13 in Room B2014 of the Hager Lifelong Education Center, and will feature two alumni employees of Larson Design Group: David I. Balzer (’01, architectural technology), director of retail design, and Ty C. Richline (’13, architectural technology, and ’15, building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration), who leads virtual-reality initiatives for the firm.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the BE Scholars program is designed to increase retention, degree completion and career readiness for students enrolled in the school’s two-year majors – architectural technology; civil engineering technology; concrete science technology; surveying technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology; and building construction technology.

Subscribe to PCToday Daily Email.

Related Stories

Chander expands upon a season of milestones and
Alumni

Event chronicles transformation of college’s wrestling program

Read more
Acknowledging the West Branch Builders' $3,500 contribution are (from left) Harlan, current West Branch Builders president; James Hoffman, past president; Gaffey; Simcox; Stein, Reyes-Becerra; Randy Williamson, a construction trades instructor in the Williamsport Area School District (and in the Penn College Dual Enrollment program); Varano; Graff and Kahn.
Architecture & Sustainable Design

Trade groups embrace students’ educational mission to Vegas

Read more
Kurt M. Maly, of Effort, and Megan Nosker, of DuBois, were commissioned as second lieutenants during an Army ROTC ceremony at Pennsylvania College of Technology. From left are: Lt. Col. John Acosta, officiating officer for the ceremony and professor of military science for Bald Eagle Battalion at Lock Haven University; Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost; Nosker; President Michael J. Reed; and Maly.
Civil Engineering & Surveying

Penn College Army ROTC cadets receive commissions

Read more