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09.10.2021

College holds first in series of ‘reimagined’ Open Houses

It's nothing but blue skies as automotive instructor Mike M. Faryniak Jr. (far left), leads a group of visitors on a stroll past the welded "Student Bodies," en route to the nearby Parkes Automotive Technology Center.
It’s nothing but blue skies as automotive instructor Mike M. Faryniak Jr. (far left), leads a group of visitors on a stroll past the welded “Student Bodies,” en route to the nearby Parkes Automotive Technology Center.
Fresh from a tour of the nursing labs, Ethan Kelly and his mother, Jennifer, from Selinsgrove, bask in the overall warmth of campus outside the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center. Kelly is also interested in exploring heavy equipment, electrical and welding – a wide range of possibilities with one definite goal: becoming a Penn College student.
Fresh from a tour of the nursing labs, Ethan Kelly and his mother, Jennifer, from Selinsgrove, bask in the overall warmth of campus outside the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center. Kelly is also interested in exploring heavy equipment, electrical and welding – a wide range of possibilities with one definite goal: becoming a Penn College student.
A young visitor (at left) from Cornwall, N.Y., enjoys hearing a student perspective from Trent E. Donley (motioning at computer), a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration major from State College. Leading the tour of the architecture labs is Rob A. Wozniak (standing), associate professor of architectural technology.
A young visitor (at left) from Cornwall, N.Y., enjoys hearing a student perspective from Trent E. Donley (motioning at computer), a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration major from State College. Leading the tour of the architecture labs is Rob A. Wozniak (standing), associate professor of architectural technology.
Christa Matlack (on right), head coach of women's soccer, takes a prospect and her mother through Madigan Library – just one of the visually appealing, awe-inspiring places on campus.
Christa Matlack (on right), head coach of women’s soccer, takes a prospect and her mother through Madigan Library – just one of the visually appealing, awe-inspiring places on campus.
Admissions' Jen M. Cullin-Hetrick (center) assists a family from New Jersey.
Admissions’ Jen M. Cullin-Hetrick (center) assists a family from New Jersey.

Penn College unveiled its “reimagined” Open House format on Friday, kicking off a series of fall visitation opportunities designed to guide potential enrollees as they explore their college options. The day featured an introductory admissions presentation, followed by academic tours and a wide-ranging menu of elective activities. “Our new Open Houses are the perfect way to visit campus year-round,” said Jen M. Cullin-Hetrick, coordinator of admissions events and communications. “Prospective students can tour up to two academic areas before exploring the rest of what we have to offer. Whether they are just starting the college search process or they’re enrolling this spring, they can truly make the day theirs.” Additional Fall Open Houses – following a model built on feedback from campus partners and prospective students – will be hosted Sunday, Sept. 26; Friday, Oct. 8; Saturday, Oct. 23; Saturday, Nov. 6; and Friday, Nov. 19.

Admissions Events Faculty & Staff Students
08.09.2021

New name, new location … same student-centered service

Disability & Access Resources (formerly Disability Services) has relocated to the Bush Campus Center, Suite 202.

Students with documented disabilities can rely on the office to explore and facilitate reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services. Those anticipating the need for accommodations, both before and after enrollment, are encouraged to email or call 570-320-5225.

The office relocation also includes a testing center, in which eligible students can request to take exams with accommodations.

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Admissions Faculty & Staff Students
07.30.2021

Take a student-led tour of Penn College!

Presidential Student Ambassador Lauryn A. Stauffer is your effusive and illuminating guide to Pennsylvania College of Technology in a newly launched video produced by Public Relations & Marketing. Loaded with fresh footage of renovated labs and popular campus hang spots, the comprehensive tour takes you through main campus, down the road to the Lumley Aviation Center and over the mountain to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

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Admissions Business, Arts & Sciences Career Services Dining Services Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Gallery General Information Library Makerspace Nursing & Health Sciences Sports Students
04.21.2021

Online beer-tasting to close out ’20-21 community events

"Beer Tasting With Purpose"The last in a semester-long series of virtual events,  sponsored by Penn College’s Admissions Office and open to the community, will guide registrants through a handpicked selection of craft-beer styles. “Beer Tasting With Purpose,” featuring Timothy L. Yarrington, instructor of brewing and fermentation science, will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Registrants will be sent a shopping list (the same varieties that Penn College seniors are brewing for their capstone projects) in advance of the online session, which will include a Q&A with one of the region’s most respected and accomplished brewmasters. For more information, contact Maddie L. Metzger, admissions counselor, events and communications support.

Admissions Events
04.17.2021

College rolls out green carpet for Spring Visit Day

Presidential Student Ambassador Rudy C. Shadle, a construction management student from Mechanicsburg, stands ready to answer questions on the campus mall.
Presidential Student Ambassador Rudy C. Shadle, a construction management student from Mechanicsburg, stands ready to answer questions on the campus mall.
Robert K. Vlacich (in khaki pants), assistant professor of automotive service, offers insights inside the Parkes Automotive Technology Center.
Robert K. Vlacich (in khaki pants), assistant professor of automotive service, offers insights inside the Parkes Automotive Technology Center.
Outside the entrance to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, Todd M. Keeley, assistant professor of baking and pastry arts/culinary, presents a “picture” of what visitors will see inside the labs.
Outside the entrance to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, Todd M. Keeley, assistant professor of baking and pastry arts/culinary, presents a “picture” of what visitors will see inside the labs.
Stopping to smell the tulips in between her busy day of welcoming guests is Presidential Student Ambassador Danielle R. Wesneski, a 2019 baking and pastry arts graduate who will earn her bachelor’s degree in applied management next month.
Stopping to smell the tulips in between her busy day of welcoming guests is Presidential Student Ambassador Danielle R. Wesneski, a 2019 baking and pastry arts graduate who will earn her bachelor’s degree in applied management next month.
Although students couldn’t be on hand due to attendance limitations, video interviews with radiography alumni gave voice to their campus experience.
Although students couldn’t be on hand due to attendance limitations, video interviews with radiography alumni gave voice to their campus experience.

The first of this month’s three Spring Visit Days was held Saturday, giving prospective students a comprehensive peek at Penn College while adhering to pandemic-imposed limitations on attendance. (The Admissions Office will host additional visitation events on Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25.) Attendees began their day with check-in and a presentation in the Klump Academic Center, followed by lab tours in selected academic areas. Optional activities added to participants’ feel for the breadth of life on the vibrant and verdant campus: housing, financial aid, tutoring and other academic support, athletics, placement testing, advisement and scheduling, student organizations, disability services, veterans benefits and dining options. More information about visiting campus is available by contacting Admissions.

Admissions Automotive Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Business, Arts & Sciences Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Radiography Students
03.05.2021

Virtual presentations on timely topics open to community

Whether prepping the best possible garden at home or hearing how employers solve the skills gap at work, March brings two more virtual events in Penn College’s series of topical presentations for the community.

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Admissions Events
02.18.2021

New scholarship to benefit contracted ROTC students

An endowed scholarship established at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer financial support to the college’s full-time, contracted Army ROTC students.

The Major General Fred Marty Scholarship will benefit the growing number of Penn College ROTC cadets earning Army officer commissions from the Bald Eagle Battalion, which also serves students at Lock Haven and Mansfield universities and Lycoming College.

The scholarship honors the same man whose name graces the Major General Fred F. Marty Veterans & Military Resource Center at Penn College, which provides a place for veteran and active-duty military students to gather, collaborate, study and discuss their military benefits with campus mentors.

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Admissions Scholarships Students
01.28.2021

Branding workshop to kick off informative community series

Tammy M. RichLocal businesses can learn about creating and marketing a brand – and get to know Penn College in the process – during a virtual workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. First in a planned series of community events covering a variety of topics, the session features Tammy M. Rich, associate professor of business administration/management/event management, and several of her students. More information, including a registration form, is available through the college’s Admissions Office.

Admissions Business & Hospitality Management Business, Arts & Sciences Events Faculty & Staff Students
11.12.2020

Student Ambassadors continue outreach in new ways

Fifteen Pennsylvania College of Technology students are serving as Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic year.

Selected for their demonstration of leadership, campus involvement, academic achievement and college pride, the student ambassadors act as liaisons between Penn College and prospective and current students and their families, guests, alumni, industry partners, and friends of the college.

Despite the challenges and changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ambassador team continues to perform its duties and outreach.

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Admissions Alumni Students
10.01.2020

College updates pathway to direct admission into nursing majors

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s nursing program will consider SAT and ACT scores in lieu of a Test of Essential Academic Skills score as part of the criteria for high school students to be directly admitted into its practical nursing and associate and bachelor’s degree nursing majors.

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Admissions Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences Students
07.23.2020

Tour video opens door to further campus exploration

Presidential Student Ambassador Autumn G. McCrum, an applied management major from Kennesaw, Georgia, leads a fast-paced virtual tour of Main Campus – highlighting Penn College’s major academic areas and student life opportunities – in a new video released by the Admissions Office and Public Relations & Marketing. “When you come to campus, there’s even more to see,” says McCrum, an invitation for prospective students and their families to schedule an in-person visit. “I can’t wait to see you!”

Admissions General Information
06.11.2020

College video honored in acclaimed global awards competition

A video showcasing Pennsylvania College of Technology’s unique educational brand and hands-on, applied technology approach to learning has earned accolades in a renowned international competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The 60-second “Looking Good” spot – produced by Public Relations & Marketing at Penn College in conjunction with Philadelphia-based creative agency 160over90 – captured a Silver Award in the Video/Student Recruitment-Short category of the 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.

The peer-selected-and-adjudicated awards highlight superior accomplishments that have lasting impact and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, while delivering exceptional results in the fields of advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools, and affiliated nonprofits.

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Admissions Alumni Faculty & Staff Students
05.20.2020

Penn College transfer scholarships available to PTK members

Active members of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society who transfer to Pennsylvania College of Technology may be eligible for financial assistance.

The college will award five $2,500 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarships beginning in the Fall 2020 semester. Each is renewable for the duration of full-time study to complete a baccalaureate degree, provided the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 graduation GPA.

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Admissions Scholarships Students
04.17.2020

Provost establishes ‘Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship’

Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs/provost at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is sponsoring an annual scholarship to empower students who are passionate about hands-on, applied technology education.

Through the Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship, Reed’s professional passions and personal philanthropy are helping to break down financial barriers and create access to the unique and innovative educational model that has become a Penn College hallmark.

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Admissions Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students
03.16.2020

Open House canceled; additional Exploration Days planned

Spring Open House, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been canceled, as are general Tuesday/Thursday campus tours through the remainder of the spring semester.

Additional Exploration Days have been scheduled for May 29; June 27; July 8, 15 and 25; and Aug. 10. (The Exploration Day scheduled for April 24 has been canceled.)

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