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10.15.2021

Practical nursing information session set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO, Pa. – Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host an information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.

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10.09.2021

Flood-mitigation site visit follows campus discussion of levee system

The congressman addresses the group
The congressman addresses the group
Concerns are aired and potential solutions are advanced in the PDC.
Concerns are aired and potential solutions are advanced in the PDC.
Col. Estee Pinchasin, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Baltimore District, shares her valuable perspective.
Col. Estee Pinchasin, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District, shares her valuable perspective.
Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter boards a River Valley Transit bus – promoting breast-cancer awareness, one of several commemorative buses in the city's fleet – for a levee tour.
Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter boards a River Valley Transit bus – promoting breast-cancer awareness, one of several commemorative buses in the city’s fleet – for a levee tour.
Kevin Ames (left), Williamsport's flood control manager, talks with (from left), Keller, Lycoming County Commissioner Scott Metzger, Slaughter and Commissioner Richard Mirabito.
Kevin Ames (left), Williamsport’s flood control manager, talks with (from left), Keller, Lycoming County Commissioner Scott Metzger, Slaughter and Commissioner Richard Mirabito.

A collaborative path forward for recertification, repair and upgrade of the Williamsport Levee, an integral piece of flood control for the city and surrounding communities, was the focus of a Friday meeting on Penn College’s main campus. U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (R-12) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers convened the meeting in the Thompson Professional Development Center, followed by a tour of the system’s pump stations. Among those taking part were representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; elected city, county and municipal officials; and Williamsport Municipal Water Authority/Williamsport Sanitary Authority administrators. Patrick Marty, chief of staff, attended on behalf of the college.

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10.08.2021

Surgical technology program receives continuing accreditation

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology program was granted continuing accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, the commission found the college’s surgical technology program to be in compliance with all of its accreditation standards and guidelines, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur in 2031. The approval was granted during the commission’s Sept. 17 meeting.

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10.07.2021

Board approves property purchase, parameters for state budget request

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors on Thursday ratified a previous unanimous-consent action for the purchase of a city property, approved parameters for the college’s 2022-23 state budget request and reelected its slate of officers for 2021-22.

The college acquired residential property at 1113-1115 Vine Ave. in Williamsport on Aug. 5 after a June 14 unanimous consent action taken by the Board of Directors. The action was formally ratified by the board at Thursday’s meeting.

The college is seeking permission from the City of Williamsport to demolish the structure; it is not deemed feasible for any institutional function. Long-term plans have called for development of the parcel in support of the college’s mission.

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09.23.2021

Capital improvements recognized at CAC

Capital improvements to the roof and HVAC system at the Community Arts Center completed earlier this year were made possible through a $250,000 infrastructure project grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, and mark the last of the large-scale updates to the downtown cultural venue.

A plaque acknowledging the grant that made that extensive work realizable is on display in the lobby of the CAC.

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09.21.2021

Brown Library gala to feature globally known author

Baldacci proves popular with Penn College patrons, as his books regularly appear on (and disappear from) the Madigan Library shelves.
Baldacci proves popular with Penn College patrons, as his books regularly appear on (and disappear from) the Madigan Library shelves.
David Baldacci to visit CAC for Brown Library gala
David Baldacci to visit CAC for Brown Library gala

David Baldacci – whose gripping thrillers frequently top The New York Times’ list of best-selling books – is this year’s guest artist for the James V. Brown Library’s 18th annual Author Gala, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Community Arts Center. Tickets start at $30 for the gala, which will include on-stage remarks and a brief Q&A, followed by a book-signing in the lobby. The campus community is invited to attend this year’s event, which also features an online auction that will be live until 10 that night. Baldacci’s visit is funded by a generous sponsorship from the Friends of the James V. Brown Library.

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09.14.2021

Full slate of activities to mark college Juneteenth observance

Juneteenth, declared an annual national holiday this year in commemoration of slavery’s end in America, will be observed Sept. 17-18 at Pennsylvania College of Technology with a series of events highlighting Black history and culture.

Juneteenth honors the June 19, 1865, reading of General Order No. 3, through which the Union army emancipated enslaved African Americans in Texas – the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.

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09.14.2021

EMT course scheduled at three area sites for spring semester

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Jan. 10 and running through early May, will be offered at three locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The course meets the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended to prepare students for National Registry cognitive and psychomotor examinations at the EMT level.

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09.13.2021

Community Arts Center leadership transitioning

Leadership at the Community Arts Center – a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology that merged with the college for administrative purposes in June – is transitioning, beginning Monday, Sept. 13.

Having helped to guide the administrative consolidation of the Arts Center with Penn College, Chuck Still, executive director, is turning over the reins to James R. Dougherty III, who has been employed with the college since 2003, most recently as director of computer and media services.

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09.13.2021

Community Arts Center leadership transitioning

Leadership at the Community Arts Center – a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology that merged with the college for administrative purposes in June – is transitioning, beginning Monday, Sept. 13.

Having helped to guide the administrative consolidation of the Arts Center with Penn College, Chuck K. Still, executive director, is turning over the reins to James R. Dougherty III, who has been employed with the college since 2003, most recently as director of computer and media services.

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09.13.2021

Penn College ranks in top 10 in U.S. News’ Regional Colleges North category

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a top 10 performer in the “Regional Colleges North” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings, announced Sept. 13.

Penn College is tied for ninth best overall in the “Regional Colleges North” category of the annual rankings, which take into account more than 15 separate measures of academic quality.

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General Information Students
09.09.2021

Artist offers illustrative online talk in lieu of in-person visit

An artist’s attention to anatomy, medical imaging and medical illustration is highlighted in Michael Reedy’s gallery talk, available on The Gallery at Penn College’s website. The Michigan artist and educator was unable to offer his talk in person, as part of his “Into the Void” gallery exhibit; however, he created a thoughtful and insightful online presentation.

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09.08.2021

Children’s Learning Center co-hosts visit by Sen. Casey

Linda A. Reichert (left), the center's director, and Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour lead Casey on a tour of the facility.
Linda A. Reichert (left), the center’s director, and Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour lead Casey on a tour of the facility.
A child waves to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter during visit.
A child waves to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter during visit.
Getting down to the children's level, Casey takes a tiny seat for a hands-on science experiment with group leader Neva E. Simcox (center) ...
Getting down to the children’s level, Casey takes a tiny seat for a hands-on science experiment with group leader Neva E. Simcox (center) …
... in which the children used colored water and salt to learn why some materials make ice melt faster. In addition to his young lab partners, the senator is pictured with Reichert and (in background) Slaughter.
… in which the children used colored water and salt to learn why some materials make ice melt faster. In addition to his young lab partners, the senator is pictured with Reichert and (in background) Slaughter.
Holding his "Five Freedoms" folder, the senator speaks to a Williamsport Sun-Gazette reporter.
Holding his “Five Freedoms” folder, the senator speaks to a Williamsport Sun-Gazette reporter.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey stopped by Penn College’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center on Wednesday, focusing on the child care sector’s struggle to recover from the ongoing pandemic and its impact on working families and the economy.

The college and the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children arranged the visit, during which the Scranton Democrat promoted his “Five Freedoms for America’s Children” plan, one plank of which is the freedom to learn.

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09.07.2021

Online prospectus invites presidential aspirants

The formal prospectus inviting nominations and applications for consideration as Penn College’s eighth leader has been added to the Presidential Search website. The 19-page document prepared by Storbeck Search – selected to guide the college’s Presidential Search Committee in advancing a strong pool of candidates – outlines leadership opportunities for President Davie Jane Gilmour’s successor, as well as a list of essential qualifications and personal characteristics. Gilmour, who has served as Penn College’s president since 1998, announced in May that she will retire on June 30, 2022.

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09.07.2021

Children’s Learning Center receives pandemic-related grant

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center received a Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act grant of $66,000 from the U.S. Department of Education through STEP Inc.

The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning was awarded funding from the appropriations act to further support child care providers across Pennsylvania.

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