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09.26.2022

Architecture professor previews spring trip to European cities

Jabbour explains the financial expectations, as well as the cultural benefits, involved with the European itinerary.
Jabbour explains the financial expectations, as well as the cultural benefits, involved with the European itinerary.

The Architecture Department and Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architecture, highlighted one of Penn College’s Global Experience programs during a recent information session in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Nearly 100 students attended and were introduced to an immersive interdisciplinary cultural exploration of London, Paris, Florence and Rome during Spring 2023.

“The program allows students to get an amazing study-abroad experience – short, but high-impact – without having to give up a full semester,” Jabbour said. “Gaining a global perspective will set them up for future success.” Check out the poster for more about the May 15-26 trip to England, France and Italy: GLB271
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Architecture & Sustainable Design Engineering Technologies Students
09.21.2022

Penn College welding student receives scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was one of about 100 nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, an organization serving the automotive aftermarket industry.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $2,750 scholarship to Brandan R. Marhefka, of Windber. A Dean’s List student, Marhefka is seeking a bachelor’s degree in welding & fabrication engineering technology.

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Automotive Engineering Technologies Students Welding
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
09.08.2022

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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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
09.02.2022

Loaned-equipment pipeline flows under historic partnership

The loan of a Volvo Construction Equipment excavator to Pennsylvania College of Technology, provided through Highway Equipment & Supply Co., adds another level to the corporate partners’ foundational focus on student success.

As with past loans from the industry leaders, the Volvo EC 220 EL excavator will be put to good use among students at the college’s 125-acre heavy equipment training site in Brady Township, just south of the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

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College Relations Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Heavy Equipment Students
09.01.2022

Longtime partner continues scholarship, Baja SAE support

The Gene Haas Foundation is donating $30,000 to benefit automated manufacturing and machining students at Pennsylvania College of Technology in the 2022-23 academic year.

The donation reserves $27,500 in scholarship support for students in the automated manufacturing & machining cluster of academic majors and another $2,500 for the college’s Baja SAE team, which won consecutive endurance races in prestigious national competitions in May and June with its off-road vehicle.

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Automated Manufacturing & Machining College Relations Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students
09.01.2022

Thermo King donation heightens diesel students’ education

A donation from Motor Truck Thermo King has significantly upgraded the technology available to diesel students learning about transport refrigeration at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

An electrical generator, belts and mounting brackets for a refrigeration unit (which was also donated) will bolster students’ hands-on experience at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center and add to their relevance in an industry hungry for technicians.

Motor Truck Thermo King is a sister company to Kenworth of PA, which has partnered with Penn College for almost 20 years.

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College Relations Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies 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
08.29.2022

Machining faculty, students trained on new equipment

Kevin Callahan, applications representative for Trak Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries Inc., walks students through the features of a new Trak CNC Vertical Machining Center in the Automated Manufacturing Lab.
Kevin Callahan, applications representative for Trak Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries Inc., walks students through the features of a new Trak CNC Vertical Machining Center in the Automated Manufacturing Lab.
Students follow along with a sample programming task on the new vertical machining center.
Students follow along with a sample programming task on the new vertical machining center.

Students in the manufacturing engineering technology major – along with faculty – recently received expert training on a Trak VMC7si CNC Vertical Machining Center. The machining center features an innovative control from Siemens Co. Several Trak/Southwestern Industries and Siemens representatives were on hand recently to help introduce the new addition to students in the Automated Machining Lab, a hub of hands-on learning on industry-standard equipment. With Penn College’s purchase of the new vertical machining center, Trak, through distributor Southwestern Industries Inc., donated a Trak 1630 RX CNC Toolroom Lathe and a Trak TMC5 Toolroom Machining Center. Watch PCToday for more on the equipment donation.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining College Relations Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
08.26.2022

Aviation alum showcased among trade group’s ’40 under 40′

Patrick J. ReedA Penn College graduate is included on AviationPros.com’s list of 40 aircraft maintenance professionals under age 40, characterized as “some of the best, brightest and hardest-working young people of the industry.” Patrick J. Reed, a flight technician with Equus Capital, earned an associate degree in aviation technology from the college in 2003 and holds two master technician certificates. “I just had a really blessed career, a lot of really good opportunities, and it’s been an awesome journey so far,” said Reed, who is in line to become director of maintenance when the current director retires. “It’s such an interesting career – every day is something different.”

Alumni Aviation Engineering Technologies
08.25.2022

FedEx Freight donates truck for instructional use in diesel

FedEx Freight donated a 2014 Kenworth T680 semi-trailer truck to Pennsylvania College of Technology to facilitate hands-on learning in diesel courses.

Students will benefit from the donation for regeneration and emissions testing in courses such as Diesel Electronic Fuels: Systems, Operation & Diagnostics; and Vehicle Electronics/Diagnostic Procedures.

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College Relations Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
08.25.2022

Trio of Penn College programs accredited by ABET

Three degree programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

The accredited programs are: the Bachelor of Science in electronics & computer engineering technology, the Bachelor of Science in welding & fabrication engineering technology and the Associate of Applied Science in welding technology. All are offered within the School of Engineering Technologies at Penn College.

The accreditation extends retroactively from Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2024.

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Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students Welding
08.16.2022

TC Energy Foundation donation boosts welding instruction

Funding from the TC Energy Foundation will facilitate orbital welding instruction at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The donation will enhance the welding & metal fabrication curriculum, specifically in the area of orbital welding – an automated, highly efficient process used to securely join tubes, pipes or tube sheeting in pipeline welding.

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College Relations Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students Welding
08.10.2022

Faculty welcomed as Fall 2022 semester dawns

Among the newer additions to the Pennsylvania College of Technology community as the Fall 2022 semester begins are 19 faculty members, as provided by the Office of People & Culture. Fifteen will begin their instructional duties on Aug. 11; the remainder were added to the roster as noted.

“This cohort of new faculty possesses a wide range of experiences and skills,” said Joanna K. Flynn, dean of curriculum and instruction. “We are excited to see the impact they will have on our students and the college.”

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