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Achievement Awards Presented to December Graduates


Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its December 2010 graduates.

The award winners, their hometowns and academic majors are:

President’s Award, presented for leadership and service to the college: Robert Joseph Zinsmeister, Williamsport, automotive technology management.

Board of Directors’ Award, presented for achievement under exceptional conditions: Ryan P. Shannon, Bethlehem, business administration-marketing.

The Academic Vice President and Provost’s Award, presented for scholastic achievement and service: Ashley A. Botts, South Williamsport, business administration-human resource management.

Lewis H. Bardo Memorial Award, presented to a graduate who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness and high ideals): Carla S. Flor, Elmhurst, N.Y., aviation maintenance technology.

Lycoming Law Association Award, presented to the graduate(s) of the legal assistant-paralegal associate-degree major who had the highest grade-point average and who was a Lycoming County resident prior to enrollment in and during completion of the program: Amber L. Bruno, Williamsport, legal assistant-paralegal, and Deborah A. Dougherty, Montoursville, legal assistant-paralegal.

Chef Leah Chase Excellence in Hospitality Award, presented to a nontraditional graduate who demonstrates Chef Chase’s commitment to being a positive role model for the hospitality industry, work and scholastic excellence, stewardship of personal and professional resources, respect for self and others, and excellence and leadership in hospitality education: Amber Renee Depew, Butler, culinary arts technology.

Hospitality Faculty Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates academic achievement, exemplifies professionalism and is committed to excellence in hospitality: Ashley Nicole King, Williamsport, culinary arts technology.

Penn College Welding Faculty Award, presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year welding major who exemplifies the college philosophy of excellence: Bruce C. Barnett, Oil City, welding and fabrication engineering technology.

Robert G. Thomas Award, presented to the graduate who has attained the highest cumulative average in welding: Bryan J. Tawney, Hanover, welding technology.

American Welding Society Student Chapter Award, presented to a member of the student chapter who has shown leadership and dedication in the field of welding: William D. Badger, South Williamsport, welding technology.

Penn College Machine Shop Faculty, presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year automated manufacturing/machining/toolmaking major who exemplifies the college’s philosophy of excellence and exhibits devotion to duty, helpfulness to others and friendliness: Shawn Michael Ernst, Port Allegany, automated manufacturing technology.

Alfred L. Hauser Sr. Memorial Award, presented to a graduating student in the two-year automated manufacturing technology or four-year manufacturing engineering technology major who exemplifies the college’s philosophy of excellence: Michael J. Vandervort, Reynoldsville, manufacturing engineering technology.

Computer Aided Drafting Faculty Award, presented to a faculty-selected graduate of the computer aided drafting technology associate-degree major who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, interest in the field and potential for success in the future: Bryan M. Reich, Milton, computer aided drafting technology.

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