Canine Companions Effortlessly Ease Students’ Transition

Making friends, one by one, is Poppy, owned by Robert A. (shown) and Carol A. Lugg, dean of construction and design technologies.

Women's basketball coach Lauren Healy (standing) brought Rayne, her Labrador retriever/German shepherd mix.

Marvin, a golden retriever accompanied by Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality, was an instant buddy to anyone lending attention.

A nostalgic treat draws a crowd.

Patient pooches await their next nuzzle

Student Affairs this week renewed the annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here” event, a popular start-up activity that focuses on providing the campus family (especially those members who may be missing home) the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, Penn College support services … and, of course, dogs! For 90 minutes Wednesday evening, Rose Street Commons was filled with friendly faces, information tables, food and an ice cream truck, allowing students a huggable entrée into the fall semester.
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

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