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06.10.2021

Board approves 2021-22 budget, purchase of properties

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $157.3 million college budget for 2021-22 calling for no increase in tuition and fees or in the rates charged to students for on-campus housing and meal plans.

The board also authorized the purchase of two properties at 218 Park St. and 971 Second St. in Williamsport and heard presentations on the new LEAP (Learning, Evolving, Adapting, Preparing) Center and the college’s ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response.

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06.10.2021

Board approves 2021-22 budget with no increase in tuition, fees

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors today approved a $157.3 million budget for 2021-22, one that features no increase in tuition and fees for students and an increase of less than 1% in spending over 2020-21.

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05.14.2021

Adding hope to math

Mathematics faculty members Ed Owens, associate professor, and Lisa D. Jacobs, instructor, piloted an experiment to help students who were struggling in mathematics courses by adding a lab component to a math class that is required in many majors. In the five years since, the percentage of students passing the course has soared.
Mathematics faculty members Ed Owens, associate professor, and Lisa D. Jacobs, instructor, piloted an experiment to help students who were struggling in mathematics courses by adding a lab component to a math class that is required in many majors. In the five years since, the percentage of students passing the course has soared.
MTH 180 tools
MTH 180 tools
Building science and sustainable design student Christine A. Limbert says the course has helped her to complete calculations in her architectural classes.
Building science and sustainable design student Christine A. Limbert says the course has helped her to complete calculations in her architectural classes.

From the Spring 2021 Penn College Magazine: An experiment launched in 2016 to model a math course on the lecture-lab template of other Penn College courses is multiplying student success. Read “Adding hope to math.”

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05.07.2021

Revolutionizing robotics

X’s experiments at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, include robots sorting waste into bins dedicated to landfill, recycling and compost. The goal of the Everyday Robot Project is to produce machines that possess the humanlike capacity to learn and adapt. Fletcher Ewing, ’98, is senior mechanical engineer for the project.
X’s experiments at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, include robots sorting waste into bins dedicated to landfill, recycling and compost. The goal of the Everyday Robot Project is to produce machines that possess the humanlike capacity to learn and adapt. Fletcher Ewing, ’98, is senior mechanical engineer for the project.
Fletcher Ewing, '98
Fletcher Ewing, ’98

From the Spring 2021 Penn College Magazine: Extraordinary curiosity led Fletcher Ewing, ’98, from childhood Soap Box Derbies to an innovation-filled career. His latest role is senior mechanical engineer for X, developing robots with the humanlike capacity to learn. Read “Revolutionizing Robotics.”

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04.30.2021

A flight nurse’s calling

Stephanie Suzadail, '14
Stephanie Suzadail, ’14, aboard a Geisinger Life Flight helicopter

From the Spring 2021 Penn College Magazine: Having weathered many challenges herself, Geisinger Life Flight’s Stephanie Suzadail, ’14, loves to provide calm in the center of the storm. Read “A flight nurse’s calling.”

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03.26.2021

Read the Spring 2021 Penn College Magazine

Penn College Magazine cover Spring 2021
Penn College Magazine cover Spring 2021

The latest edition of Penn College Magazine – on its way to mailboxes and available at magazine.pct.edu – highlights Penn College’s prowess in STEM education. Features include a piece by President Davie Jane Gilmour encouraging a wider view of STEM careers and their benefits; stories celebrating the success of a lecture-plus-lab math course and the opening of the Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center; and a look at alumni making the most of their Penn College educations in the fields of robotics (with X, The Moonshot Factory) and nursing (with Geisinger Life Flight). Pick up a copy in lobbies across campus or read and comment online.

Penn College Magazine
11.25.2020

LJC preps homemade feast for those away from home

Madison Y. Cooper, a culinary arts technology and applied management student and part-time Le Jeune Chef cook, wraps a pan of stuffing, ready to be baked on Friday. She is from Harrisburg.
Madison Y. Cooper, a culinary arts technology and applied management student and part-time Le Jeune Chef cook, wraps a pan of stuffing, ready to be baked on Friday. She is from Harrisburg.
Patrick E. Hufnagle, of Antes Fort, places the dough for a batch of pumpkin cranberry rolls in a dough divider/rounder.
Patrick E. Hufnagle, of Antes Fort, places the dough for a batch of pumpkin cranberry rolls in a dough divider/rounder.
After its turn in the divider/rounder, the dough is portioned, shaped and ready to bake.
After its turn in the divider/rounder, the dough is portioned, shaped and ready to bake.
Hufnagle is a baking and pastry arts and applied management student, plus a part-time baker for Le Jeune Chef.
Hufnagle is a baking and pastry arts and applied management student, plus a part-time baker for Le Jeune Chef.

In an effort to preserve at least one tradition in a year that has been anything but normal, Le Jeune Chef staff and students are preparing a free Thanksgiving feast for the dozens of students who have opted to stay on campus during the holiday break or are isolating.

While some of the prep work was completed Wednesday, the small crew will return to campus from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday to complete and individually package the traditional, handmade Thanksgiving dinners.

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11.24.2020

Essential Investments – Impact Report 2019-20

Read the 2019-20 Impact Report www.pct.edu/impactreport
Read the 2019-20 Impact Report www.pct.edu/impactreport

“As the 2019-20 academic year wound to a close – about the same time that the COVID-19 pandemic began to spiral all around us – the term ‘essential’ took on new meaning for many,” writes President Davie Jane Gilmour in the college’s 2019-20 Impact Report. Still, she notes, the original meaning on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus was not lost: Penn College continues to provide job-ready tomorrow makers in essential professions. Read more of Gilmour’s message and about some of the many ways Penn College, its employees, students, alumni and other supporters are providing the best possible education and delivering future leaders in the 2019-20 Impact Report.

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10.12.2020

Penn College Family: Playful diversion

Can you find the dog in this video call? Images courtesy of Eliza Whyman
Can you find the dog in this video call? Images courtesy of Eliza Whyman
Eliza R. Whyman
Eliza R. Whyman, ’17
Find the chopsticks
Find the chopsticks in this image, one of six “spot it” brain teasers by graphic design alumna Eliza Whyman.

From the Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine: Members of the Penn College Family across the globe used their skills in a variety of ways to help others during the pandemic’s shelter-in-place orders, including graphic design alumna Eliza R. Whyman, ’17, who resides and works in England. See more about her timely brain teasers.

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10.05.2020

Designer of signs

Signage for Bigfire restaurant at Universal CityWalk Orlando is among Karges' design work. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios)
Signage for Bigfire restaurant at Universal CityWalk Orlando is among Karges’ design work. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios)
Cory D. Karges, '14
Cory D. Karges, ’14
Karges' work greets visitors to Universal Resort's Aventura Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios)
Karges’ work greets visitors to Universal Resort’s Aventura Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios)

From the Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine: Work is a thrill ride for industrial designer Cory D. Karges, ’14, whose designs for Sign Producers Inc. are seen by millions at theme parks Universal, Disney and others. Read “Designer of Signs.”

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10.02.2020

Penn College grad enjoys ‘smooth sailing’ with career

As a kid, Richard M. Wood spent countless hours constructing with Legos and playing with remote-controlled boats powered by electric motors. As a Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus, his days are devoted to creating with computer-aided design programs and working on the largest “boats” in the world powered by nuclear energy.

Wood, of Millville, is a structural designer for Newport News Shipbuilding, the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The 2017 graduate works for the Shielding & Ship Fabrication section of the company’s Reactor Plant Planning Yard Department.

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09.28.2020

Making Makers

 In the facility's Gilmour Tinkertorium, welding students pore over online images that can be readily rendered in vinyl to adorn their toolboxes.

In the facility’s Gilmour Tinkertorium, welding students pore over online images that can be readily rendered in vinyl to adorn their toolboxes.
Mason Peters, applied management and heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology, shapes a piece from cherry and black walnut that was harvested at the college's Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Mason Peters, applied management and heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology, shapes a piece from cherry and black walnut that was harvested at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Anthony F. O'Koren, who earned a bachelor's degree in applied technology studies in May and is now the college's makerspace attendant, has shared his knowledge and practiced new skills in the Dr. Welch Workshop.
Anthony F. O’Koren, who earned a bachelor’s degree in applied technology studies in May and is now the college’s makerspace attendant, has shared his knowledge and practiced new skills in the Dr. Welch Workshop.
Barbara J. LeGeyt, a welding and fabrication engineering technology student, plies her craft in the makerspace.
Barbara J. LeGeyt, a welding and fabrication engineering technology student, plies her craft in the makerspace.

From the Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine: Makers from all majors learn from one another as they bring ideas to life in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College. Read more in “Making Makers.”
(Photos were taken before social distancing/masking protocols were instituted on campus.)

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09.21.2020

Trading uniforms

Connor Burke
Connor Burke
Gillian Sinnott
Gillian Sinnott

From the Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine: When spring sports were canceled and classes were moved online, two athletes traded their jerseys for scrubs. Read their stories in “Trading Uniforms.”

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08.20.2020

Read the Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine

Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine cover
Fall 2020 Penn College Magazine cover

The Fall 2020 edition of Penn College Magazine is on its way to mailboxes and campus lobbies. You can also read and share stories on the magazine’s website. This issue features the college’s work with the Vatican on The Living Chapel; the impressive work being done by students in the Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College; the Penn College family’s varied responses to the COVID-19 closure; and more!

Penn College Magazine
07.27.2020

Restoring smiles and lives for those in recovery

At the college's May 2019 commencement ceremony, Lisa M. Zimmer celebrates the culmination of her 12-year journey to a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene.
At the college’s May 2019 commencement ceremony, Lisa M. Zimmer celebrates the culmination of her 12-year journey to a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.
smiles4recovery is a burgeoning nonprofit that was born of Zimmer's senior project.
smiles4recovery is a burgeoning nonprofit that was born of Zimmer’s senior project.

From the Spring 2020 Penn College Magazine: Lisa M. Zimmer’s resolute spirit has borne her through a 12-year journey to a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene that included overcoming opioid addiction and developing a senior project, now a nonprofit organization, to provide oral health care to those in recovery. Read “Restoring smiles and lives.”

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