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Alumnus/Student Intern Helps Penn College Visitors Beat Heat


Joshua E. Henne maintains equipment on which he trained as a power-generation student New rooftop HVAC units await installation, alongside a workhorse generator biding time Generator's operator carries homegrown skills  good news for the conference attendees, orientation students and others convening in the PDCWith a number of campus events scheduled amid the early-summer swelter and the pending replacement of rooftop units affecting air-conditioning delivery to the Thompson Professional Development Center a cross-college contingency was employed to help keep visitors cool. A Caterpillar generator, originally donated by Ransome CAT for laboratory use at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, was pressed into action on main campus, and Joshua E. Henne, interning this summer with General Services, was put in charge of operating and maintaining the temporary unit. Henne graduated in 2009 with a degree in electric power generation technology (since renamed on-site power generation) and is a building automation technology major working with David P Socha, HVAC control mechanic, on the upgrade from pneumatic to direct digital controls in the northeast wing of the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.

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