At the Flick of a Switch, All Is Bright

President Davie Jane Gilmour and Caleb E. Cartmell (background), of Honesdale, president of the Student Government Association and an automotive technology management major, deliver holiday goodwill.

Williamsport cousins Rebecca L. Helminiak (left), an occupational therapy assistant student, and Jane C. Mertes, an applied management major, pose inside an oversized, inflatable snow globe ...

... and take a stroll among the cards on an unseasonably warm evening.

Retiring as the college's vice president for information technology after nearly 40 years at the college, alumnus Mike Cunningham (in tie at center) talks with Anthony J. Pace, student activities director.

Illuminated cards festively shatter the near-December darkness.

A lighting ceremony for the holiday decorations at Penn College, including the large-scale cards that form a literal center of attention on main campus, was held Wednesday evening. Season’s greetings and refreshments were shared as the glow spread inside and out at the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center, and online voting results were announced. The Veterans Club and Penn College Motorsports Association tied for first among student organizations and will each receive $200 for their respective accounts. Cru placed second ($150) and the Penn College Construction Association was third ($100). Among college offices and departments, first place went to Mail & Document Services, participants of which will be served lunch at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant. Employees who helped create the cards for Dining Services (second) and Madigan Library (third) will be treated to breakfast there for their runner-up efforts.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

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