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08.08.2014

Bachelor Degree Pathway Established with NCC

Students entering Northampton Community College and enrolling in the construction management associate degree program will benefit from a recently signed agreement establishing a clear and efficient path to complete a bachelor’s degree in construction management at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

After completing a strong foundation at NCC, students will have the opportunity to continue the career ladder at Penn College and complete course work in advanced estimating, cost control and mechanical systems, with a strong focus on project management. The Penn College program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

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03.28.2014

Students Honored as ‘Good Samaritans’ at Heroes Breakfast

President Davie Jane Gilmour joins (from left) Thomas P. Veres, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Leonardo Tejeda, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Anthony V. Rode, of Lords Valley; prior to Friday's Red Cross Heroes Breakfast at The Genetti Hotel.
President Davie Jane Gilmour joins (from left) Thomas P. Veres, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Leonardo Tejeda, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Anthony V. Rode, of Lords Valley; prior to Friday’s Red Cross Heroes Breakfast at The Genetti Hotel.
Among those attending on behalf of the student heroes are representatives of Penn College Police, College Health Services, Student Affairs and administration and faculty from the School of Construction & Design Technologies (in which the students' majors are housed).
Among those attending on behalf of the student heroes are representatives of Penn College Police, College Health Services, Student Affairs and administration and faculty from the School of Construction & Design Technologies (in which the students’ majors are housed).
The students recount their fire-rescue story  in a video accompanying their accolades.
The students recount their fire-rescue story in a video accompanying their accolades.
Penn College alumnus Casey S. Lowmiller (center), a 2008 graduate in emergency medical services, is among the morning's other honorees.
Penn College alumnus Casey S. Lowmiller (center), a 2008 graduate in emergency medical services, is among the morning’s other honorees.

Three Penn College students who entered a burning building without hesitation on Sept. 22, ultimately shepherding four people (and a few cats) to safety, were among those honored at Friday’s fifth annual American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast.  Anthony V. Rode, of Lords Valley; Leonardo Tejeda, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Thomas P. Veres, of Scarsdale, N.Y.  – joined at The Genetti Hotel by their families and other supporters – were presented with “Good Samaritans” awards by college President Davie Jane Gilmour. Video profiles compiled by the Red Cross’ Northcentral PA Chapter and shared with the audience recounted tales of heroism in nine categories, including the city fire rescue. “The last thing three carefree college students needed was to become involved with someone else’s drama, (but) life doesn’t always go as planned,” the narrator said of the Penn College trio. “The fabulous threesome all said their mothers, while proud, were also a bit cross with their actions, each asking, ‘Why would you do something like that?’ Their answers were all the same: ‘Someone had to.’ Acting on instinct and showing skills and maturity beyond the standard reputation assigned to young men in college, they taught us lessons in bravery; smart, quick thinking; and decency.” Rode is a construction management major, Tejeda is an architectural technology student and Veres is enrolled in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration. Honored in the “Pet Rescue” category was Casey S. Lowmiller, a 2008 graduate of Penn College’s emergency medical services major, one of two South Williamsport firefighters who saved a 5-week-old puppy that was trapped within a wall at a Market Street home.

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12.06.2013

Employer Donates Wi-Fi Kiosk to Construction Management Major

Recognizing Pennsylvania College of Technology among its core partners for educating the next generation of construction managers, one of the largest general contractors in the United States has donated a piece of job-site technology to the institution.

On campus for a recent Career Fair, Mid Atlantic District representatives of the Colorado-based Hensel Phelps brought along a solar-powered wireless kiosk for use by students.

A prototype of equipment that Hensel Phelps crews use in the field, the unit is equipped with a computer monitor, Wi-Fi Internet access, and the capability to upload project software so superintendents and subcontractors can access the most current models, schedules and other information without leaving the worksite.

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11.20.2013

Construction Management Team Finishes Third at Nationals

A group of Pennsylvania College of Technology students placed third in the Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Construction Management Competition held recently in Las Vegas.

In addition to that impressive performance, the team claimed first place in the project management category – against such formidable competition as Ohio State University – and finished second in estimating during the Nov. 2-5 event.

Members of the Penn College team were construction management majors Preston K. Nelson, of New Tripoli, captain; Charles J. Lutz, of Reading; Alanna P. Ottenberg, of Latrobe; Anthony V. Rode, of Lords Valley; Nicholas S. Tomaine, of Lafayette Hill; and Everett J. Zaluski, of Warrington. All are members of Penn College’s Construction Management Association, twice named ABC’s “Student Chapter of the Year.”

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10.02.2013

Students Commended for ‘Selfless Act’ of Heroism in City Fire Rescue

Three Penn College students have been administratively commended for alerting the occupants of a burning building and leading them to safety early on Sept. 22.

Anthony V. Rode, of Lords Valley; Leonardo Tejeda, of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Thomas P. Veres, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; were honored this week through certificates of appreciation from college President Davie Jane Gilmour and Elliott Strickland, chief student affairs officer.

“Penn College students make a difference in our communities every single day, but they aren’t always recognized,” Strickland said. “When we learned of this incident, we felt it was important to acknowledge this selfless act that made a huge impact – potentially lifesaving – on the community we share with Williamsport residents.”

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09.17.2013

Students on Short List of Participants in Green-Building Challenge

Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology represent one of only five institutions internationally to compete in the Denver Superefficient Housing Challenge, which could result in construction of an energy-efficient demonstration home that they design and document during the current academic year.

The challenge, developed by the Rocky Mountain Institute in partnership with the Denver Housing Authority, parallels the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial Challenge Home Student Design Competition. Teams are challenged to design a single-family home that meets (or exceeds) minimum energy-efficiency standards of DOE Challenge Home and building codes, while remaining affordable and neighborhood-appropriate.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to participate in interdisciplinary teams to provide in-depth study and documentation for a house to be built in Denver,” said Dorothy J. Gerring, associate professor of architectural technology. “We are really excited about the amount of community support we’ve had so far and how much interest there is in this project, which RMI and DOE are using to lead efforts to transform the housing marketplace.”

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08.23.2013

Scholarships Support Students Seeking Gas Industry Jobs

Scholarships funded by AGA
Scholarships funded by AGA

Students at Pennsylvania College of Technology enrolled in majors related to energy and natural gas career fields can apply for scholarship assistance provided by the American Gas Association.

The AGA awarded Penn College $65,000 as part of a program providing a total of $1 million in funding to 26 institutions nationwide for students pursuing careers in the natural gas industry.

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05.07.2013

Construction Management Students Tops in Safety, Third Overall at Nationals

ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock joins a team of blue-clad Penn College construction management students, from left: Charles J. Lutz, of Reading; Benjamin S. Stover, of Hershey; Nicholas S. Tomaine, of Lafayette Hill; Everett J. Zaluski, of Warrington; and Preston K. Nelson, of New Tripoli.
ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock joins a team of blue-clad Penn College construction management students, from left: Charles J. Lutz, of Reading; Benjamin S. Stover, of Hershey; Nicholas S. Tomaine, of Lafayette Hill; Everett J. Zaluski, of Warrington; and Preston K. Nelson, of New Tripoli.

A team of Penn College students placed third in the Associated Builders and Contractors National Construction Management Competition held April 30-May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. Students went head-to-head in three areas: project management/scheduling, estimating and safety; in addition to its overall performance, the Penn College team took top honors in the safety category. “This competition gives the nation’s top construction management students an opportunity to showcase their talents, while providing them a real-life glimpse into the world of construction,” said Greg Hoberock, the ABC’s 2013 national chairman. “The students all displayed great dedication and determination throughout the competition and were inspiring to watch.” Ohio State and Florida International universities finished first and second overall, respectively.

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02.22.2013

Construction Management Students/Alumni/Faculty Pose Formidable Triple Threat

Construction management instructor Jason E. Krick joins classmates Preston K. Nelson and Benjamin J. Stover in talking with students and industry professionals at ACE-Frederick.
Construction management instructor Jason E. Krick joins classmates Preston K. Nelson and Benjamin J. Stover in talking with students and industry professionals at ACE-Frederick.

Representatives of the four-year construction management major were again out in force recently to promote greater awareness of the nationally accredited bachelor-degree program at Penn College. Senior Benjamin J. Stover and junior Preston K. Nelson, along with Jason E. Krick, construction management instructor, attended the ACE College Fair in Frederick, Md., on Feb. 4. Bechtel Corp., a globally known engineering and construction company, sponsored the event at Tuscarora High School. Two 2012 graduates of the major attended, as well: John M. Kriner, employed by Hensel Phelps Corp., and Kyle S. Baker, employed by Whiting Turner Corp., spoke about the quality of education they received and the critical role that construction managers play in the industry. The ACE Mentoring Program and ACE College Fairs seek to enhance prospective students’ understanding of career opportunities related to architecture, construction and engineering.
Photo by Brad Martin, instructor of construction management

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02.05.2013

Myers Again Named PSUAC ‘Wrestler of the Week’

Tyler Myers
Tyler Myers

For the third consecutive week and fourth time this year, Penn College junior wrestler Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week for the period ending Feb. 3.  At 157, Myers went 3-1 with three pins on the week that included a second-place finish at the Jayhawk Open in Jamestown, N.Y.  In the championship bout, he was edged out by Tyler Button of Edinboro in a 10-9 decision. Myers has been dominant so far this year, posting a 20-2 overall record with 16 pins.  He is ranked third in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association 157 class. Myers and the Wildcats travel to Bucknell University on Friday for preliminary bouts starting at 5 p.m.

Construction Management Sports Students
02.01.2013

Construction Management Seniors Share Insight on Career Opportunities

Seniors open others' eyes to job potential in construction management.
Seniors open others’ eyes to job potential in construction management.

In their ongoing efforts to attract students to Penn College’s four-year construction management major, seniors Benjamin J. Stover (left) and David S. Price attended the ACE Mentor Program’s College Fair held Tuesday afternoon at the John Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. Baker, of Stroudsburg, and Stover, of Hershey, are helping to recruit students as part of their capstone project in the School of Construction and Design Technologies. While many student prospects are aware of potential careers in such fields as architecture and engineering, fewer are familiar with construction managers’ vital part in shepherding  building projects into reality. Instructor Brad  Martin, who also provided the photo, joined the students in spreading the word about the college’s nationally accredited program.

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01.22.2013

Myers Named PSUAC ‘Wrestler of the Week’

Tyler Myers
Tyler Myers

For the second straight week, Penn College junior Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.  Myers went 3-0 on the week with three pins, defeating Penn State Greater Allegheny, Stony Brook University and West Chester University.  So far this season, Myers is leading the team with a 16-1 record that includes 12 pins.  The construction management major is nationally ranked by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association at fourth. Next up, Myers and the team travel to Lock Haven University for preliminary bouts on Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 5 p.m.

Construction Management Sports
11.14.2012

Myers Named PSUAC ‘Wrestler of the Week’

Tyler C. Myers
Tyler C. Myers

Penn College junior Tyler C. Myers, of Centre Hall, has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week for the period ending Nov. 11.  In the opening week of the season, Myers went a perfect 5-0, recording all pins in his matches.  This is his first honor of the year. Myers, a construction management major, recorded wins against The Apprentice School, University of Scranton, Penn State DuBois and University of Maryland Baltimore County.  His efforts have him currently ranked fifth at the 157 weight class in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. Last season, Myers was an impressive 22-16, finishing out the season at eighth in the NCWA National Championships, becoming one of the first Penn College All-Americans.

Construction Management Sports Students
11.09.2012

Logan A. Gresock Chosen ‘Student of the Month’ by SGA

Logan A. Gresock, a construction management major from Copley, Ohio, has been chosen as the latest Student of the Month by the Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Gresock, a part-time Student Activities assistant at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk, is a member and captain of the Wildcat wrestling team and serves as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

“Logan is a terrific student and a pleasure to work with,” his nominator wrote. “He is truly dedicated to his major and the Penn College wrestling program. His smile, enthusiasm, energy and caring nature are contagious to all who know and interact with him.”

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Construction Management Students
05.08.2012

Construction Management Seniors Develop, Present Proposals for Local Church

  From left: Senior Pastor Andy Beare; construction management students Noah A. Grube, of New Tripoli; Steven A. Leibhart, of Cranberry Township; Chad M. Stevens, Alburtis; William M. Sisko, Pine Grove; Austin K. Leatherman, Perkasie; and instructor Brad M. MartinJoining the senior pastor and their construction management instructor are, from left, students John I. Ortals, Garnet Valley; Nicholas D. Wadding, Erie; Ian W. DiClemente, Lancaster; and Davin M. Banks, Woodstock, Md.The top two groups of Penn College’s four-year construction management majors, as chosen from among seniors who presented their capstones in a Project Development course last month, made follow-up appearances before Senior Pastor Andy Beare and others at the Greenview Alliance Church in Loyalsock Township on Thursday. The teams were tasked with developing proposals, designs, estimates, schedules, and product and systems recommendations for renovation and construction at the church. The students of construction management instructor Brad M. Martin conducted several interviews with church representatives relative to real-life structural needs; assistant professor Wayne R. Sheppard, who provided the photos, was also involved as a church representative.

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