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01.27.2023

An Open House to close the deal!

In a room warmly enhanced by Wildcat blue uplighting, admissions counselor Michele R. Alexander addresses a full house from the Klump Academic Center Auditorium stage.
In a room warmly enhanced by Wildcat blue uplighting, admissions counselor Michele R. Alexander addresses a full house from the Klump Academic Center Auditorium stage.
Presidential Student Ambassador Eryn L. Nichols is among the friendly faces welcoming potential students and their families to campus. Hailing from the Bradford County community of Rome, Nichols is a junior in business administration.
Presidential Student Ambassador Eryn L. Nichols is among the friendly faces welcoming potential students and their families to campus. Hailing from the Bradford County community of Rome, Nichols is a junior in business administration.
A snow-free, sometimes-sunny, sometimes-cloudy, January Friday offers ample opportunity for campus exploration, including for this line heading into Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center.
A snow-free, sometimes-sunny, sometimes-cloudy, January Friday offers ample opportunity for campus exploration, including for this line heading into Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center.

Penn College welcomed more than 500 guests – including about 220 prospective students – for Friday’s first Open House of Spring 2023.

Following a schedule that comprised equal parts structure and flexibility, visitors attended a presentation by the Admissions Office and toured up to two academic labs.

Admissions counselor Joey A. Worth shares "The Penn College Experience."
Admissions counselor Joey A. Worth shares “The Penn College Experience.”
Joining in the excitement of the day are plastics & polymer engineering technology students Ben David Burns (left), of Northumberland, and Zachary J. Geffre, of Williamsport.
Joining in the excitement of the day are plastics & polymer engineering technology students Ben David Burns (left), of Northumberland, and Zachary J. Geffre, of Williamsport.
On the second floor of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center’s atrium, Daniel W. Yoas (speaking in background, center left) and Stephen R. Cheskiewicz (background, center right), associate professors of computer information technology, offer introductory remarks before leading their interested crowd into the IT domain.
On the second floor of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center’s atrium, Daniel W. Yoas (speaking in background, center left) and Stephen R. Cheskiewicz (background, center right), associate professors of computer information technology, offer introductory remarks before leading their interested crowd into the IT domain.

Among many other comprehensive opportunities, they were afforded chances to meet with Financial Aid staff, grab a bite, learn about Student Engagement programming, and get acquainted with the LEAP Center.

Registration is open for the semester’s remaining Open House dates: Saturday, Feb. 25; Friday, March 17; Sunday, March 26; Friday, April 14; and Saturday, April 29.

Admissions Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Information Technology Students Welding
01.27.2023

‘Facing Suicide’ examines urgent health care challenge

A half-hour film – a collaborative production of WVIA, PBS and NPR – provides grist for a productive discussion.
A half-hour film – a collaborative production of WVIA, PBS and NPR – provides grist for a productive discussion.
Valuable resources accent the presentation and discussion.
Valuable resources accent the presentation and follow-up.
Chris Norton, senior vice president of WVIA, serves as moderator ...
Chris Norton, senior vice president of WVIA, serves as moderator …
... facilitating a fruitful dialogue that included insight from an authoritative panel. Seated from left are Jordan G. Williams, coach of the Wildcat men's lacrosse team; Barbara J. Vanaskie, Medication Assisted Treatment coordinator for the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission; Heather Way, the Williamsport Area School District's mental health and trauma coordinator for grades 7-12; and Linda L. Locher, a counselor and associate professor at Penn College.
… facilitating a fruitful dialogue that included insight from an authoritative panel. Seated from left are Jordan G. Williams, coach of the Wildcat men’s lacrosse team;
Barbara J. Vanaskie, Medication Assisted Treatment coordinator for the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission; Heather Way, the Williamsport Area School District’s mental health and trauma coordinator for grades 7-12; and Linda L. Locher, a counselor and associate professor at Penn College.
Words of positivity, encouragement and self-care
Words of positivity, encouragement and self-care

With suicide robbing the nation of tens of thousands of promising lives each year, a Tuesday forum sponsored by Student Affairs at Penn College confronted the issue with candor, compassion and expertise. Following the screening of the “Facing Suicide” documentary in Penn’s Inn, discussion by community panelists helped frame the focus on mental health and suicide prevention.
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

Events Faculty & Staff Sports Students
01.24.2023

Students break the ice at Winter Fest

A mock snowball fight and a faux hockey net provide diversion in the lobby.
A mock snowball fight and a faux hockey net provide diversion in the lobby.
Wildcat swag always sweetens the experience!
Wildcat swag always sweetens the experience!
A reindeer viewing pen near the building's west entrance lets students get enviably close to those magnificent mammals.
A reindeer viewing pen near the building’s west entrance lets students get enviably close to those magnificent mammals.
A family-owned food truck brings comfort cuisine to the CC Loop.
A family-owned food truck brings comfort cuisine to the CC Loop.
Make-your-own-snowflake string art made for popular takeaways.
Make-your-own-snowflake string art made for popular takeaways.

More than 50 students attended Winter Fest, a well-timed event given the imminent snowstorm, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Bush Campus Center. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement, it featured reindeer from Spruce Ridge Farm; The Mad Griller food truck; and winter-themed games, crafts, and prizes.
Photos by Frank T. Kocsis III, student photographer

Events Students
01.23.2023

Penn College gallery unveils first multimedia exhibit on screens

Transcending the limitations of the photographic medium, John Singletary creates multidisciplinary installation experiences. His work graces The Gallery at Penn College through March 22.

Singletary’s “Through Lines/Fault Lines” is the first exhibition of multimedia work on screens in the gallery’s history. Located on the third floor of The Madigan Library at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the gallery is in its 17th season.

The exhibition includes two installations: “Traces” and “Anahata.”

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Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Library Students
01.21.2023

Community walks, listens – and dreams – in solidarity

Pennsylvania College of Technology was again among the participating partners in Dream Week, which annually celebrates the passionate life and peaceful mission of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The college joined STEP AmeriCorps, Lycoming College, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and United Churches of Lycoming County in offering a number of opportunities for community involvement, starting with a downtown Peace Walk during the Jan. 16 observance of the federal MLK Day holiday. Campus activities included a seed-planting program (co-sponsored by Penn College’s horticulture department and The Potting Bench in South Williamsport); an eye-opening poverty simulation in the Thompson Professional Development Center; and a Unity Day festival during Friday’s basketball doubleheader in Bardo Gymnasium.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students
01.14.2023

Campus community prepares dozens of blankets for foster children

Busy hands fill the southwest corner of the workspace, on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.
Busy hands fill the southwest corner of the workspace, on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.
Koalas and kindness blend in a blanket displayed by Trevor L. Keaton, of Lansdale, a manufacturing engineering technology student and member of Sigma Pi.
Koalas and kindness blend in a blanket displayed by Trevor L. Keaton, of Lansdale, a manufacturing engineering technology student and member of Sigma Pi.
Altrusitic artisans prepare an impressive output to warm the lives of local foster families.
Altrusitic artisans prepare an impressive output to warm the lives of local foster families.

An industrious group of 25 volunteers and Jaycie M. Loud, assistant director of student engagement, gathered in Penn’s Inn for the latest “(community) Service Saturday” on Jan. 14. The group – which included representatives of the Sigma Pi and Phi Mu Delta fraternities, as well as members of the Horticulture Technicians’ Association – completed 35 no-sew blankets for donation to Dwell Orphan Care. The local social services agency includes the blankets in packages given to children entering foster care.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students
01.12.2023

Penn College, community partners to celebrate King’s legacy

Pennsylvania College of Technology is among the participating partners in The Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make their communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of the Rev. Dr. King’s dream.

MLK Day, which commemorates the civil rights leader’s Jan. 15 birthday, is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The MLK Day of Service has grown during the last quarter-century, and its impact has increased as more people embrace the idea that citizenship involves active civic involvement.

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Events Faculty & Staff Students
01.10.2023

PPL grant to fund career exploration for high schoolers

A $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation will support an event at Pennsylvania College of Technology to introduce high school students to opportunities in the building automation and electrical industries.

Pathways to Energy Management Careers will comprise a series of four hands-on sessions that showcase facets of those occupations, with a focus on energy management. A total of 64 students from grades 10-12 will travel to campus during the Fall 2023 semester for a keynote presentation, followed by rotating workshops on Programmable Logic Control, building automation, motor controls and electrical construction.

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Electrical Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Students
01.09.2023

Fox Den Cold Brew warmly welcomes students to spring semester

The "Bean Team" of Todd and Erin Fox, owners of Fox Den Cold Brew Coffee, caters to students in the LEC lobby on Monday morning. Seated is Krystle J. Richardson, a human services & restorative justice student and SGA's executive vice president, who facilitated the event for SGA with welding & fabrication engineering technology student Nikolas J. Harnish, vice president for internal relations.
The “Bean Team” of Todd and Erin Fox, owners of Fox Den Cold Brew Coffee, caters to students in the LEC lobby on Monday morning. Seated is Krystle J. Richardson, a human services & restorative justice student and SGA’s executive vice president, who facilitated the event for SGA with welding & fabrication engineering technology student Nikolas J. Harnish, vice president for internal relations.

Helping to jump-start the Spring 2023 semester, Penn College’s Student Government Association partnered with Fox Den Cold Brew Coffee to provide students with a tasty nudge on the first day of classes. “Monday Morning Coffee with SGA,” a pop-up attraction in the Hager Lifelong Education Center lobby, served up free hot cocoa, cold-brewed coffee in a variety of flavors and a comforting dose of friendliness. The Williamsport-based business is owned by Todd and Erin Fox; he is a 1998 business management graduate and the 2008 recipient of the college’s Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Award.

Alumni Business & Hospitality Management Business, Arts & Sciences Events Students
01.06.2023

Science Festival set for Feb. 16 at Penn College

The annual science festival for local children and their families is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Pennsylvania College of Technology Field House.

The event is sponsored by Penn College, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Lycoming College.

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College Transitions Events
01.04.2023

Penn College prepped to again engage Farm Show attendees

As the commonwealth celebrates anew the breadth of its agriculture heritage, representatives of Pennsylvania College of Technology will again be on hand to epitomize those who have helped the industry thrive for centuries.

Students and employees will represent the college at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg from Jan. 7-14, reflecting the 2023 theme of “Rooted in Progress.” The show – the largest indoor expo of its kind under one roof – provides a fascinating glimpse into a $185 billion segment of the state’s economy and the half-million people who fuel its success through innovation and inspiration.

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Admissions Alumni Automated Manufacturing & Machining Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Brewing & Fermentation Science Business, Arts & Sciences Career Services College Relations College Store Collision Repair & Restoration Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Forestry Landscape/Horticulture Makerspace Plastics & Polymer Students
01.04.2023

Penn College hosting merit badge opportunity for Boy Scouts

Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering faculty expertise and its high-tech instructional facilities to benefit regional Boy Scouts.

In partnership with the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America, the school is hosting Merit Badge College on Saturday, Feb. 18. Scouts can select from 21 merit badges and earn up to three during the event.

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Events
01.03.2023

THON to benefit from Jan. 17-18 blood drive

Red Cross Blood ServicesMembers of the Penn College community are encouraged to contribute blood during this month’s collection for the American Red Cross. Online appointments are available for the visit, scheduled from noon-6 p.m. Jan. 17-18 in Penn’s Inn (Bush Campus Center, second floor). Successful donors will receive a T-shirt, and $4 from each unit collected will go toward THON’s fight against pediatric cancer. “The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community,” the Red Cross notes. “Nationwide, someone needs blood every 2 to 3 seconds, and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.”

Events Faculty & Staff Students
12.17.2022

Fall Commencement brings year-end burst of new beginnings

In a festive ceremony that warmly staved off the chill of encroaching winter, Pennsylvania College of Technology held its Fall Commencement at 11 a.m. Saturday. Student-athlete Maci N. Ilgen, of Spring Mills, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, was the class speaker. President Michael J. Reed presented an Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award to Anthony J. Peachey, a 2009 graduate in business administration: marketing concentration; and a number of award recipients were announced as the newest Wildcat alumni crossed the Community Arts Center stage.

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Alumni Events Faculty & Staff Students
12.13.2022

Berks CTC team earns diesel title at Penn College competition

Twenty-six participants from 14 career and technical education centers took part in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s second annual diesel competition at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center, which offered an impressive exhibition of student know-how and an impactful celebration of what it portends for the industry’s sustenance.

Aside from offering competitors a striking venue in which to display their proficiency, the Dec. 9-10 event highlighted the significant opportunities available through Penn College’s diesel program and its bighearted corporate partners.

Berks Career & Technology Center (diesel) won first place overall, and was presented with $5,000 in training funds courtesy of Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc.

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Alumni Career Services College Relations Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Events Faculty & Staff Heavy Equipment Scholarships Students