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11.22.2022

Penn State DuBois guests get impactful glimpse of main campus

A leadership contingent from Penn State DuBois sweepingly explored Penn College’s main campus on Tuesday, stopping by … walking by … and being greatly impressed by the variety of academic areas and services that give students a full collegiate experience and develop their workforce readiness. Making the visit from the commonwealth campus, about 110 miles west of Williamsport, were: Jungwoo Ryoo, chancellor and chief academic officer; Alex Gasbarre, chief executive officer of Gasbarre Products Inc., a DuBois-based supplier to the powder metallurgy, particulate materials and thermal processing industries; John P. Brennan, director of continuing and community education; and Bradley W. Lashinsky, program director, North Central PA LaunchBox at the DuBois campus.

“Anytime we can learn from one another, and find mutually beneficial opportunities for our students and industry, is a good day,” said President Michael J. Reed, who met Ryoo several weeks ago and bolstered that connection during Tuesday’s visit. “There is much to discuss about our common goals – and ways in which to achieve them – and we welcome the ongoing collaboration.”

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11.01.2022

Industry Days broaden students’ career opportunities

Savannah J. Zimmerman, a residential construction technology management student from Dallas, stops by the NVR Inc./Ryan Homes booth to talk with Rebecca Rosette and alumnus Brady T. Wolfe. Wolfe holds two degrees from Penn College: building construction technology (2021) and residential construction technology management (2022).
Savannah J. Zimmerman, a residential construction technology management student from Dallas, stops by the NVR Inc./Ryan Homes booth to talk with Rebecca Rosette and alumnus Brady T. Wolfe. Wolfe holds two degrees from Penn College: building construction technology (2021) and residential construction technology management (2022).
Mitchell G. McAfee, enrolled in construction management, hands his resume to Kyle Lukoskie, of CB Construction Services.
Mitchell G. McAfee, enrolled in construction management, hands his resume to Kyle Lukoskie, of CB Construction Services.
Zartman Construction Inc.'s Dan Zartman (center) and William J. Marzeski Jr. (right), a 2021 construction management grad, discuss careers with Tyler C. Martin, of Selinsgrove, a welding & fabrication engineering technology student.
Zartman Construction Inc.’s Dan Zartman (center) and William J. Marzeski Jr. (right), a 2021 construction management grad, discuss careers with Tyler C. Martin, of Selinsgrove, a welding & fabrication engineering technology student.
Shawn Lauchle, from Allison Crane & Rigging, gives one-on-one attention to Timothy R. Maguschak, of Weatherly, majoring in construction management.
Shawn Lauchle, from Allison Crane & Rigging, gives one-on-one attention to Timothy R. Maguschak, of Weatherly, majoring in construction management.
Electrical construction student Jake M. Braucher, of Mohrsville, talks with Rob Haberle, a senior project manager with Comprehensive Fire Technologies.
Electrical construction student Jake M. Braucher, of Mohrsville, talks with Rob Haberle, a senior project manager with Comprehensive Fire Technologies.

The first of this week’s two Industry Days, a new Career Services event featuring more than 70 businesses in heavily recruited sectors – construction and engineering  – gave students a forum Tuesday to speak with employers and explore internships, and part- and full-time employment. The second installment will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday.

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10.06.2022

Employers flock to Penn College Fall Career Fair

Employer participation at the Fall Career Fair reflected Pennsylvania College of Technology’s national reputation for producing real-world-ready graduates.

More than 235 companies, offering thousands of jobs and internships in a wide variety of fields, met with nearly 1,600 students throughout the daylong event, split between the college’s Bardo Gymnasium and Field House. An additional 217 employers were on the waiting list.

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10.04.2022

New Penn State, Penn College presidents tread common ground

The symbiotic relationship between Penn State and Pennsylvania College of Technology was front and center on Oct. 4, as the new presidents of both institutions underscored their shared mission during a visit in Williamsport.

President Michael J. Reed welcomed Penn State’s Neeli Bendapudi for a daylong tour of Penn College’s main campus that coincided with the Fall Career Fair and included informal interaction with students, faculty/staff and community leaders/industry partners.

“You clearly have leaders who get it, you really do. You clearly have a team that really enjoys working together. That’s very, very critical,” Bendapudi told college employees during one of her afternoon get-acquainted sessions. “And I love the vision of your president, who said, ‘We are here to put our students in the most competitive position possible for a successful career.’”

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09.13.2022

An eye for involvement

Penn College’s recent Fall Fusion and the Part-Time Job Fair, moved into the Bush Campus Center by inhospitable weather, provided students with ample occasion to get connected or get a job! Participants could learn more about student organizations, campus resources and recreation, and employment prospects. All were entered for chances to win prizes, and there were giveaways to reinforce the day’s message of engagement.

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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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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

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06.25.2022

Administration building named for retiring college president

The Student & Administrative Services Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology will soon bear the name of retiring President Davie Jane Gilmour.

The college’s Board of Directors convened a special meeting to approve the action at a gala event honoring Gilmour’s 24-year presidency. The board also granted emeritus status to Gilmour, who retires June 30.

The Student & Administrative Services Center, known in campus shorthand as “the SASC,” houses offices for student services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Veterans & Military, the LEAP Center (first-year student assistance) and more. The upper floors of the three-story facility, which opened in 2003, includes spaces for People & Culture (formerly Human Resources), Financial Operations, Information Technology Services, Public Relations & Marketing and executive offices, including the President’s Office and Academic Affairs.

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06.21.2022

‘There’s so much to love here!’

Ready to see what hands-on learning is all about? Here’s a teasing glimpse of the action that’s set to unfold in the Pennsylvania College of Technology episode of The College Tour, produced nationally and streaming on Amazon Prime when Season Five drops on Aug. 31:

 

Now that your interest is piqued, watch the full episode at Penn College’s College Tour website. Filmed over five days during the spring semester and edited into 27 brisk minutes, the video features 10 standout students in dedicated segments: Ashlee Felix, human services & restorative justice (Business, Arts & Sciences); Caila N. Flanagan, who earned two business degrees (Wildcat Life); Alejandro F. Huaman, a building science & sustainable design: architectural technology concentration alumnus (Engineering Technologies); Dacia J. James, dental hygiene (Nursing & Health Sciences); Jesse D. Laird V, a nursing student and ROTC cadet (Commitment to Service); Danielle E. Malesky, construction management (Momentum Guaranteed); Maggie J. Mangene, a softball player and heating, ventilation & air conditioning design technology student (Stay Wild); Wesley S. McCray, an engineering design technology grad (Future Made by Hand); Kathryn A. Plankenhorn, physician assistant studies (Explore Campus & Beyond); and automotive technology management alumnus Dhruv Singh (Come Ready, Leave Prepared). After hearing their stories and getting the inside track on campus life, we’re sure you’ll agree with host Alex Boylan that “There’s so much to love here!”

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04.21.2022

Employer visits to round out spring job-recruitment opportunities

Five employers will meet during the coming week with Penn College students and alumni, the semester’s final round of recruiters’ “pop-up” information tables.

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04.14.2022

Employers to hit multiple sites in search of Penn College talent

Students and alums better rest up during the next few days, as the new week brings a busy schedule of companies’ “pop-up information tables” – on main campus, at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center and upstairs in the Lumley Aviation Center – as well as a large-scale Employee Recruitment Day outdoors.

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04.14.2022

A ‘Finale,’ yes, but it’s only the beginning!

Balloons and signage convey the happiness of the mid-May occasion.
Balloons and signage convey the happiness of the mid-May occasion.
Students receive commencement tickets from Karen E. Wright, graduation assistant in the registrar's office.
Students receive commencement tickets from Karen E. Wright, graduation assistant in the registrar’s office.
Roni F. Fitzhugh, of Tobyhanna, graduating with an associate degree in welding technology and a bachelor's in welding and fabrication engineering technology, holds a major-related prop ... and gratitude for her support network. Students were encouraged to show their appreciation for the people who helped them along the road to commencement.
Roni F. Fitzhugh, of Tobyhanna, graduating with an associate degree in welding technology and a bachelor’s in welding and fabrication engineering technology, holds a major-related prop … and gratitude for her support network. Students were encouraged to show their appreciation for the people who helped them along the road to commencement.
Caps and gowns, as well as alumni merchandise, were available at The College Store's table.
Caps and gowns, as well as alumni merchandise, were available at The College Store’s table.
Armed with everything they need, soon-to-be grads leave to complete their last few weeks at Penn College.
Armed with everything they need, soon-to-be grads leave to complete their last few weeks at Penn College.

Tuesday’s Grad Finale in Penn’s Inn gave seniors an all-in-one-place opportunity to pick up commencement tickets, order graduation announcements, purchase their caps and gowns, shop for class rings and diploma frames, and learn about other services connected to their imminent commencement. Departing seniors could also enter their names to win some awesome graduation-related prizes!
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

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04.14.2022

On their best behavior

Career Services' Etiquette Dinners take the mystery out of fine dining.
Career Services’ Etiquette Dinners take the mystery out of fine dining.
Amid tables topped with a confusing assortment of plates, glassware and utensils, guest services attendant Ann L. Lukowsky puts student diners at ease.
Amid tables topped with a confusing assortment of plates, glassware and utensils, guest services attendant Ann L. Lukowsky puts student diners at ease.
Well-fed (and even more well-mannered) by evening's end, students fill the PDC for an Etiquette Dinner.
Well-fed (and even more well-mannered) by evening’s end, students fill the PDC for an Etiquette Dinner.
Carter J. Simcox takes note of an easy-to-remember mnemonic method for determining which bread plate and drinking glass correspond to a place setting: a lowercase "b" with the left hand and a "d" with the right. Simcox, of Lock Haven, earned an associate degree in architectural technology last year and is pursuing a bachelor's in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Carter J. Simcox takes note of an easy-to-remember mnemonic method for determining which bread plate and drinking glass correspond to a place setting: a lowercase “b” with the left hand and a “d” with the right. Simcox, of Lock Haven, earned an associate degree in architectural technology last year and is pursuing a bachelor’s in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Good taste, great food and proper presentation converge in a Le Jeune Chef-prepared meal.
Good taste, great food and proper presentation converge in a Le Jeune Chef-prepared meal.

The latest in a series of Etiquette Dinners, valuable learning opportunities for student job-seekers who may be invited to meet with prospective employers over a full-course meal at an elegant restaurant, was held Tuesday in the Thompson Professional Development Center.

Career Services staff, hospitality experts from Le Jeune Chef Restaurant and faculty mentors helped guide dozens of students through the dining “do’s and don’t’s” during a literal tabletop exercise.

Many of the night’s patrons are students traveling to Spain this spring for a 12-day global experience with Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architecture, who hosted this latest Etiquette Dinner with John F. Chappo, assistant professor of history/history of technology.
Photos by Kollin G. Kisner, student photographer

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04.08.2022

Penn College hosts ‘Career Pathways’ roundtable

Students eyeing careers in applied technology – particularly the manufacturing, health care and energy components of the American workforce – got authoritative guidance during a Pennsylvania College of Technology-hosted roundtable on April 7.

The event was sponsored by Energy Transfer, which owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in North America, and drew on the expertise and the experience of six panelists.

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03.31.2022

Outgoing president spurs outpouring of ‘Legacy’ support

Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday kicked off Legacy Day, a 24-hour celebration to unite alumni, faculty, staff, students and the campus community in honoring President Davie Jane Gilmour’s transformational leadership.

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