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Apprenticeships Announced During State Officials’ Campus Visit

With the help of Jacob M. Endy, of Pottstown, a sophomore in mechatronics engineering technology, Cipriani measures rotation speed.

Seth J. Balkey, of State College, a junior in applied technology studies, is among students giving Cipriani and Ramsay a tour of the mechatronics lab.

The guests share a laugh with David M. Zlotnicki, of Oil City, a Presidential Student Ambassador majoring in electronics and computer engineering technology.

As Pennsylvania marks National Apprenticeship Week, the commonwealth’s deputy secretary for workforce development announced mechatronics technician and CNC operator apprenticeships during a visit to Penn College on Friday. “The Wolf administration supports the growth and expansion of apprenticeship programs as a viable way to develop a pool of high-skilled, qualified talent for employers,” Eileen Cipriani said at an afternoon gathering in the college’s Center for Business & Workforce Development. “Creating new apprenticeship programs … not only helps meet regional employment needs, but provides job seekers with valuable hands-on training that leads to family-sustaining jobs.” Watch PCToday for more on the new apprenticeships.

Benefit Golf Tourney Rescheduled to July 17

The 31st annual Penn College Foundation Golf Classic, partially washed out by rain earlier this month, has been rescheduled. The tournament – which has helped to fund nearly 600 student scholarships – and dinner will be held July 17 at the Williamsport Country Club.

Student Interview to Be Broadcast on Public Radio

Fiona Powell’s interview with graphic design student Eliza R. Whyman, of Williamsport, whose work is included in the soon-to-open “Design: 2017” exhibit in The Gallery at Penn College, is scheduled to air at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on WVIA-FM (89.7).

Read the Spring 2017 Penn College Magazine

Spring 2017 Penn College Magazine cover

The Spring 2017 edition of Penn College Magazine features stories of service from Ecuador, where a 2009 grad is helping coastal communities to recover from a massive earthquake; Guatemala, where nursing students learned and worked in a medical clinic; Florida, where an exercise science alumna is helping clients find health; Europe, where a 1941 drafting graduate served his country and his crewmates; and our own campus, where students and employees work to support Dining Services’ free food pantry and a variety of other community needs. Look for the magazine in building lobbies, or read and share these stories now at

Tuesday’s Suicide-Prevention Presentation Postponed

Due to a flight cancellation, Kevin Hines’ planned Tuesday night appearance at Penn College was postponed. Organizers are working to reschedule the suicide-prevention speaker’s presentation; watch PCToday and social media for updated information. The disrupted travel plans also affected “The Art of Wellness,” a faculty/staff professional development session that had been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Bush Campus Center.

Low-Cost Dental Care Available in Penn College Dental Hygiene Clinic

Kayla M. Brensinger, a dental hygiene student from Altoona, works with a client in Penn College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic. Services available to the community include cleanings, exams, sealants and X-rays.

The dental hygiene clinic at Pennsylvania College of Technology provides preventive dental care at a nominal cost not only to Penn College students and employees, but also to patrons from surrounding communities.

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Penn State President Emeritus Dies

In this 1989 photo (from left), Penn State President Bryce Jordan, Gov. Robert P. Casey, Penn College President Robert L. Breuder and Penn College Board Chairman Rep. Alvin C. Bush commemorate legislation creating Pennsylvania College of Technology as an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.

Bryce Jordan, whose seven-year tenure as president of Penn State saw the July 1989 birth of Pennsylvania College of Technology as a special mission affiliate of the university, died Tuesday in Austin, Texas, at the age of 91. Jordan served as president from 1983-90, overseeing a number of milestones – including the creation of Penn College – that are noted in a Penn State News tribute.

College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Open to Students, Public

The dental hygiene clinic, a learning laboratory for students enrolled in Penn College’s dental hygiene majors, is open to students and the general public. Services include cleanings, examinations, X-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants. Examination results and X-rays can be sent to the patient’s regular dentist. The dental hygiene clinic is in Room W222 of the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.  Appointments can be made by calling ext. 4500.

Read the 2014-15 Annual Report Edition of One College Avenue

Winter 2015/Annual Report cover

The Winter 2015/Annual Report issue of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine, is on its way to mailboxes. You can also read it online or pick up a copy in building lobbies across campus. In this issue: The president looks forward with confidence to 2020; industrial and human factors design students complete a product redesign for an industry giant; a part-time physician assistant faculty member recalls his volunteer time in an Ebola clinic. Plus many highlights from 2014-15. Visit to share stories and leave your comments.

Summer Hours in Effect Through Aug. 7

An ESC nature walk

Taking advantage of decreased traffic with the onset of summer hours, a family of Canada geese safely strolls across the parking lot near the Schneebeli Earth Science Center entrance on Monday. Through Aug. 7, college offices will be open to the public from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday (with limited staffing from 1-4:30 p.m. Friday for the Admissions, Bursar and Financial Aid offices).
Photo by Pamela A. Mix, secretary to the ESC executive director and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies

Why Choose Penn College? Students Know the Answer!

The latest addition to the Penn College YouTube Channel features three engaging students in a two-minute celebration of rigorous academics and high-energy campus life. Join Jessica N. Felton, a culinary arts and systems student from State College; Garrett D. Corneliussen, of Hickory, North Carolina, enrolled in welding and fabrication engineering technology; and aviation maintenance technology major Bryan M. Behm, of Fleetwood, as they share why they chose the college for their “degrees that work.” Then help spread the word through social media!

President Issues Message About Campus Safety

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour has responded to a recent online article about campus crime, meeting the “disturbing” and “terribly misleading” headline with accurate statistics, an administrative commitment to student and employee safety, and confidence in the Penn College Police department’s proactive enforcement efforts.

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Campus ‘Coaches Caravan’ Visit Quickly Sells Out

All 250 available seats have been sold for the Penn State Coaches Caravan event at Penn College on Tuesday, May 20. The luncheon, set for the Field House on the college’s main campus, is one of 17 visits by Nittany Lion head football coach James Franklin and others. Scheduled to join Franklin on the tour’s Williamsport stop are coaches Guy Gadowsky, men’s hockey, and Mark Pavlik, men’s volleyball. The few remaining tickets were gone in a matter of days after registration was opened to the public; those belonging to the Nittany Lion Club and the Penn State Alumni Association enjoyed advance registration as a benefit of membership.

Read President’s Message on Legacy in Latest One College Avenue

Winter 2013 One College Avenue cover

The Annual Report edition of One College Avenue, the college’s official magazine, is on its way to students, alumni employees and friends. In it, President Davie Jane Gilmour discusses how, 100 years later, Penn College continues to embody its founders’ legacy: the transformation of lives.

Read the Fall 2013 One College Avenue

One College Avenue magazine, Fall 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine, is available across campus and at Among the features in this issue: how a Hazleton native and Williamsport Area Community College alumnus became BMW’s chief engineering official in North America, a culinary arts alumna’s commitment to local foods, the impact one student can have in his many community circles, and a Border collie’s service out of the herding fields and into the classroom. If you’re not receiving One College Avenue in the mail and would like to, or if you want to receive email notification only, update your subscription.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University