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09.29.2022

Industry benefactor welcomes ‘the next generation of welders’

Miller Electric spotlights Penn College welding degrees.Penn College: Shaping the Next Generation of Welders,” a recent article prepared by Miller Electric Manufacturing LLC – one of the institution’s generous corporate partners – details students’ numerous opportunities to apply their learning beyond the lab. From a motorcycle constructed out of stainless steel to a fully sustainable Living Chapel, unveiled at the Botanical Garden of Rome, the piece explains how Pennsylvania College of Technology is training experts, not just welders, and providing its students with the skills and experience needed to enter the industry.

Alumni Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students Welding
09.14.2022

‘Tunes on Tap’ to feature Penn College brewing grad

A Pennsylvania College of Technology alumna will serve Axemann Brewery’s Hazy Daisy IPA at this Friday’s “Tunes on Tap” in the Community Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5.

Rachel Jean Gobin, a May 2022 graduate of brewing & fermentation science – who also earned degrees in baking & pastry arts and applied management – is assistant brewer at Axemann Brewery, Bellefonte. She is originally from Carlisle.

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Alumni Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Brewing & Fermentation Science Business & Hospitality Management Business, Arts & Sciences Events
09.12.2022

Penn College shines in latest U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

Pennsylvania College of Technology earned the No. 4 berth among Top Public Schools-Regional Colleges North in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, published today. The college ranked No. 6 in Best Regional Colleges North when private colleges were included.

Additionally, Penn College earned a pair of No. 2 rankings in Best Colleges: for Best Colleges for Veterans-Regional Colleges North, and for Best Undergraduate Teaching-Regional Colleges North (tied).

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Alumni Faculty & Staff General Information Students
09.10.2022

Taking in the whole college experience

"The Rock" displays a message that echoed across the college's campuses, for this passing family and for everyone who visited on a splendidly sunny Saturday.
“The Rock” displays a message that echoed across the college’s campuses, for this passing family and for everyone who visited on a splendidly sunny Saturday.
After an informative Klump Academic Center presentation by admissions counselor Lisa L. Golfieri, faculty escorted guests from the auditorium to their specific areas of interest. Leading a group from the ACC is Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive.
After an informative Klump Academic Center presentation by admissions counselor Lisa L. Golfieri, faculty escorted guests from the auditorium to their specific areas of interest. Leading a group from the ACC is Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive.
Faculty member Howard W. Troup talks about students' role in designing and machining the components for the college's history-making Baja SAE vehicle. Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology, was joined by Daniel Ravizza (left), CNC machining and automation.
Faculty member Howard W. Troup talks about students’ role in designing and machining the components for the college’s history-making Baja SAE vehicle. Troup, an assistant professor of automated manufacturing/machine tool technology, was joined by Daniel Ravizza (left), CNC machining and automation.
Tara C. Koser, instructor of specialty nursing programs, provides an engaging peek at an ultra-realistic lab – the closest thing to a hospital room, this side of being admitted.
Tara C. Koser, instructor of specialty nursing programs, provides an engaging peek at an ultra-realistic lab – the closest thing to a hospital room, this side of being admitted.

Saturday’s first Open House of the fall semester brought more than 160 prospective Wildcats to Penn College, where knowledgeable and friendly students, employees and alumni eagerly helped potential tomorrow makers and their families make the most of their visit. It was a day of pure opportunity, from an admissions presentation and academic tours to a free-range exploration of facilities and resources that comprise a peerless environment for hands-on learning. Missed your chance? Register for one of the remaining Open Houses scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; Sunday, Oct. 9; Friday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Nov. 5; and Friday, Nov. 18.

Alumni Events Faculty & Staff Students
09.09.2022

Penn College Army ROTC cadets receive commissions

Four years of arduous training and rigorous study culminated in a recent commissioning ceremony for two Army ROTC cadets at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Kurt M. Maly, of Effort, and Megan Nosker, of DuBois, were commissioned as second lieutenants during an on-campus ceremony. The cadets committed to four years of active duty or eight years in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

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Alumni Civil Engineering & Surveying Electrical Engineering Technologies Students
09.09.2022

Recruitment Day pairs employers with tomorrow’s workforce

More than 20 employers – looking to connect with manufacturing/machining, plastics, and welding & metal fabrication students and alumni –were on the campus mall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday for Career Services’ first On-Campus Recruitment Day of Fall 2022. Enjoy this photo gallery of purposeful conversation, and watch PCToday for more employer visits throughout the semester and beyond!

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Alumni Career Services Students
09.08.2022

Alumna, family establish memorial scholarship

An alumna of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s welding program and her family have established a scholarship at the college honoring the memory of her father.

The Douglas M. Puckly Memorial Scholarship was created by Stephanie M. Puckly Biltz, a 2017 welding & fabrication engineering technology graduate, who is married to another 2017 Penn College welding & fabrication engineering technology alumnus, Cory W. Biltz.

The Puckly family said it decided to establish a scholarship in Doug’s name after his tragic death in 2019.

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Alumni College Relations Engineering Technologies Forestry Scholarships Students Welding
09.07.2022

Penn College concludes record-breaking fundraising campaign

The Legacy Campaign for Penn College – a collective commitment to the future from alumni, corporate partners, employees, parents and friends – generated a record-shattering $37.2 million between fiscal years 2018-22 to boost student success at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

For more than 100 years, Penn College has empowered students to earn an applied technology education – one that leads to success as essential employees in the global marketplace.

Thanks to the overwhelming response to the campaign’s call to action, a new generation of tomorrow makers with real-world experience will fill industry demand to grow a highly skilled workforce.

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Alumni College Relations Faculty & Staff President Scholarships Students
09.06.2022

Coventry Foundation provides financial aid, student projects

Described by its chairman as a “little fish in a big pond,” the Coventry Foundation nonetheless has provided vast opportunities for Pennsylvania College of Technology students through an endowed scholarship and provision of hands-on automotive work.

“We were small at the time, but we really wanted to support the next generation of car people, preferably in restoration,” said Gary Kincel, who heads the foundation board, recalling the genesis of its partnership with the college about five years ago. “Gary Hagopian, one of our board members, brought the school to our attention and led the effort to create a scholarship fund.”

That fund – which met its goal of full $25,000 endowment last year, ahead of schedule – provides annual awards to full-time students enrolled in the two-year collision repair major or the automotive restoration certificate program. Preference is given to students with an expressed interest in restoration, particularly related to British cars.

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Alumni Automotive College Relations Collision Repair & Restoration Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students
09.01.2022

Meet Penn College Baja SAE

Two victories. Twelve top-10 finishes. One team united by a relentless can-do spirit. That’s Baja SAE at Penn College. When you live and learn alongside a community of hands-on learners, designing and building an all-terrain car is second nature. And this team is always up for the challenge. Meet the crew and get a snapshot of the ethos that drives it to victory, as explained by Arjun L. Kempe, a manufacturing engineering technology student from Perkasie: “To be able to work on this car so we could be able to race? We love that more than we care about going to the beach, for instance.”

 

Alumni Faculty & Staff Students
08.31.2022

Employers flocking for semester’s first ‘Recruitment Day’

Career ServicesMore than 20 employers will be on the campus mall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, for Career Services’ first On-Campus Recruitment Day of the new semester. For a list of which companies will be represented – looking to connect with manufacturing/machining, plastics, and welding & metal fabrication students and alumni – consult the event flyer: Recruitment Day

Alumni Career Services Students
08.31.2022

Penn College featured in season five of ‘The College Tour’

Pennsylvania College of Technology is featured in season five of “The College Tour,” an innovative series from Emmy-nominated producers Alex Boylan, Lisa Hennessy and Burton Roberts, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Hosted by Boylan, winner of The Amazing Race,” “The College Tour” travels the country telling the story of each college and university through the diverse lens of its students, giving the viewer an intimate portrayal of life on campus. Inspiring and motivating, the show serves as a vehicle to help students across the world to connect with higher education, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future without having to travel anywhere.

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Alumni Faculty & Staff Students
08.29.2022

Cleveland Brothers brings electric semi-truck to ESC lab

Ford (in blue shirt) – who said he never dreamed of such an industry development when he was a student 20 years ago – talks with Mark E. Sones, one of his former diesel equipment technology instructors; and Shelley L. Moore, who, as senior director of the Center for Career Design, traveled to the ESC to greet the returning alumni.
Ford (in blue shirt) – who said he never dreamed of such an industry development when he was a student 20 years ago – talks with Mark E. Sones, one of his former diesel equipment technology instructors; and Shelley L. Moore, who, as senior director of the Center for Career Design, traveled to the ESC to greet the returning alumni.
After the guests opened the front and tilted the cab ...
After the guests opened the front and tilted the cab …
... curious students enjoyed the access routinely provided by the college's corporate partnerships.
… curious students enjoyed the access routinely provided by the college’s corporate partnerships.
Explaining that Cleveland Brothers is "all in" on the latest zero-omission technology, Chase fields questions about battery life, recharging range and reduced maintenance costs.
Explaining that Cleveland Brothers is “all in” on the latest zero-omission technology, Chase fields questions about battery life, recharging range and reduced maintenance costs.
Freshmen take turns stepping up for a better view.
Freshmen take turns stepping up for a better view.

Two alumni employed by Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc. – Nathan E. Chase, a 1988 diesel mechanics graduate of Williamsport Area Community College (Penn College’s immediate predecessor institution) and Joshua D. Ford, who earned an associate degree in diesel technology in 2002 – visited the Schneebeli Earth Science Center on Monday to give first-year students and seniors an exciting look at the future of the commercial trucking industry.

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Alumni Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Heavy Equipment Students
08.27.2022

Penn College artistry, in the hands of fans

The connections between Little League Baseball® and Pennsylvania College of Technology are decades’ old, from construction students’ work on the original complex in the 1950s to this month’s catered meals for players in the 75th annual LLB World Series.

Added this summer to that historic partnership is the inclusion of the college’s graphic design know-how, which has brought some local color to the global stage.

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Alumni Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff Students
08.27.2022

Launch party playfully ushers audience to ‘Prime’-time premiere

An appropriately festive atmosphere pervaded campus on Thursday, as anticipation mounted for that night’s premiere of the Penn College episode of “The College Tour.” Leading up to the initial showing in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium (and its streaming debut on Amazon Prime shortly thereafter) were a variety of games and other activities from one end of campus to the other. Among the attractions were free Penn State Creamery ice cream, snow cones and popcorn; a dunk tank to benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship; and the ever-popular availability of four-legged hugs. The evening’s big moment was preceded by remarks by those involved in the show’s production – including a video welcome from host Alex Boylan – and the episode itself was greeted with bursts of appreciative applause for each of the 10 featured students, some of whom attended with family and fans.

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