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02.13.2017

Funeral Wednesday for Penn College’s Legislative Architect

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.
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.

Former State Rep. Alvin C. Bush, the indomitable patriarch of Pennsylvania College of Technology and chairman of the institution’s board of directors for its first decade, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the age of 93. The Muncy area Republican served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1961-70 and from 1985-94, sponsoring the groundbreaking (and bipartisan) legislation that gave birth to Penn College as a special mission affiliate of Penn State. “It was the crowning achievement for me,” Bush said, when interviewed as part of the college’s oral-history project. “It was unique – and it still is. At the time Penn College was created, I don’t think there was anything like it in the country. And I’m not sure that isn’t still true.” Accorded “chairman emeritus” status when he left the board, his guiding presence remained: the Bush Campus Center bears his name, and he and his wife, Elizabeth, established the Alvin Bush Family Scholarship to benefit business administration students at the college. An obituary was published in Monday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette, and colleagues reminisced in a weekend PennLive article. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday in Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport, preceded by an hourlong visitation.

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02.02.2017

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

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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07.12.2016

Service Set for Former Member of College’s Corporate Advisory Board

A memorial service will be this weekend for Ned David McClintock, a former member of Penn College’s Corporate Advisory Board, who died Sunday, July 10. A former teacher and principal in the East Lycoming School District, who later worked for PP&L, McClintock served on the board in 1993-94. The service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 S. Main St., Hughesville. A full obituary is available through the McCarty-Thomas funeral home.

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04.14.2016

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.
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.

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02.01.2016

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.

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12.03.2015

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

Winter 2015/Annual Report cover
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.

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05.18.2015

Summer Hours in Effect Through Aug. 7

An ESC nature walk
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

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03.17.2015

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!

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02.17.2015

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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09.02.2014

Benefactor of Penn College Diesel, Aviation Programs Dies

Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr.
Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr.

Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr., a retired Williamsport orthodontist whose philanthropic contributions benefit students in Penn College’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the age of 85. Welch and his wife, Mary, are among those enshrined on the college’s Donor Wall as members of the Millionaire’s Society. Their generosity is also reflected in the hangar at the Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville, the diesel lab at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood and a scholarship fund for diesel technology students – all of which bear the Welch family’s name. A full obituary can be found on the website of the Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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06.06.2014

Original Member of Penn College Board Dies

WIlliam D. Davis Sr.
WIlliam D. Davis Sr.

Services will be Monday for William D. Davis Sr., a member of the Penn College Board of Directors from July 1989 through March 2004, who died June 4 at age 83. He was an original member of the board, which was established when Williamsport Area Community College became a special mission affiliate of Penn State. A retired banker, Davis also was an original member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors. He and his wife, Joyce, endowed a scholarship fund at the college. A full obituary is posted on the Crouse Funeral Home website and was published in Friday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

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04.03.2014

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.

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12.15.2013

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

Winter 2013 One College Avenue cover
One College Avenue Winter 2013/Annual Report

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.

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09.02.2013

Read the Fall 2013 One College Avenue

One College Avenue magazine, Fall 2013
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 www.pct.edu/oca. 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.

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04.24.2013

Spring 2013 One College Avenue Available

Spring 2012 One College Avenue
Spring 2012 One College Avenue

The Spring 2013 edition of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine, is available online and across campus. In this issue: Facts – and a multimedia slideshow – about the giant flag at the college entrance; faculty member John J. Messer’s resolve to fight; the plastics and polymer technology program’s first Saudi graduates; student Jared B. Houseknecht’s cross-country bicycle journey; Penn College’s Hollywood connection; and the college’s work with the Williamsport Area School District. As always, comments are encouraged! Scroll to the bottom of each feature to enter your input.

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