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New gift boosts Penn College’s largest scholarship endowment

With scholarship support totaling $2.75 million, The Stabler Scholarship Fund Endowment is the largest at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg is providing a new gift of $500,000 to Pennsylvania College of Technology, bringing the total of its scholarship support to students to $2.75 million.

This latest gift from the foundation will help full-time students in several categories achieve their higher-education goals. The Stabler Scholarship Fund Endowment is the largest endowed fund at Penn College, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.

Beginning this fall, the college will offer renewable support from the Stabler Scholarship Fund: $5,000 per year for scholarship recipients for up to four years.

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January 13, 2020
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New video showcases Penn College’s career-ready curriculum

A new Penn College video showcases some of the creative, hands-on learning activities taking place daily in the college’s classrooms and laboratories.

A new semester brings a new video: a breathless 60 seconds that highlight the electric, eclectic opportunities inherent in a Pennsylvania College of Technology education.

Produced by 160/90, a Philadelphia-based branding agency, the “Looking Good” video attests to the real-world instruction that occurs daily in Penn College classrooms and laboratories.

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January 10, 2020
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President nurtures seeds of success during all-college message

Midway through the academic year and at the on-ramp to a metamorphic new decade, transformation – the college’s internal modifications to enhance students’ life-altering opportunities – was very much on the mind of President Davie Jane Gilmour during Friday’s Spring 2020 kickoff. “Like any other organization or institution, we need to assess, adjust, change and adapt. This assessment is an ongoing process and will continue as we move through this spring semester,” she told faculty and staff assembled in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. “I believe in our future, in the power of a Penn College education and in our ability to change lives.”

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January 10, 2020
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Academic schools transform to ensure long-term sustainability

Pennsylvania College of Technology

A transformation of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s academic-school structure will streamline operations and support the long-term strength and stability of the institution.

The cornerstone of the changes, which will be implemented July 1, is a reconfiguration of the academic schools from six to three. The college will realize multiple benefits from this restructuring.

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January 9, 2020
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Veteran cultural arts, fundraising executive to head CAC

The Community Arts Center has selected Chuck Still as its executive director. Still has extensive leadership experience with cultural arts venues nationwide.

An accomplished theater professional hired to pilot the Community Arts Center into a new decade of popular cultural performances has 35 years of leadership experience with an eclectic collection of venues nationwide.

Following an extensive search, the Community Arts Center Board of Directors has selected Chuck Still to become executive director of the Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology that has served 1.5 million guests for more than 1,000 productions since opening in 1993.

Still comes to the Community Arts Center from the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) in Texas, where, from 2015-19, he oversaw the start-up of the facility and helped complete a $25 million capital campaign as MATCH’s founding executive director.

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January 8, 2020
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Wrestling, women’s basketball teams set for returns

After the holiday break, the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling and women’s basketball teams are scheduled to return to action this week while the men’s basketball team lost its lone game this past week. For the hoop teams, North Eastern Athletic Conference play begins in earnest Saturday.

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January 5, 2020
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What a bright time!

A beckoning glow at the main campus entrance provides a truly warm welcome during a chilly season.
A beckoning glow at the main campus entrance provides a truly warm welcome during a chilly season.
Stars and stripes shine from the Veterans Tree outside Madigan Library.
Stars and stripes shine from the Veterans Tree outside Madigan Library.
A pre-winter snowfall enhances the decorated Dodge truck outside College Avenue Labs.
A pre-winter snowfall enhances the decorated Dodge truck outside College Avenue Labs.
Trees along Hagan Way are swathed in Wildcat blue.
Trees along Hagan Way are swathed in Wildcat blue.
Penn College Pride infuses the photographer's evergreen back home.
Penn College Pride infuses the photographer’s evergreen back home.

Week after week, semester after semester, student photographers resourcefully and reliably train their collective eye on all manner of Penn College activities and atmosphere. So why should the end of the year be any different? Tim Wegman (who shares photo duties with Juvy A. Orillaza) recently hoofed across campus to bring the season’s best to light – literal parting shots to 2019.

December 18, 2019
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Charter member of Penn College board laid to rest

The Cormans, at a Capitol swearing-in ceremony to officially open the 2019-20 legislative session
The Cormans, at a Capitol swearing-in ceremony to officially open the 2019-20 legislative session

Services were this week for former state Sen. J. Doyle Corman Jr., an original member of the Penn College Board of Directors, who died Sunday, Dec. 8, at his Bellefonte home. Corman was a Centre County commissioner from 1968 to 1977, when he was elected to the state Senate – where he represented the 34th District until retiring in 1998. He was succeeded in office by his son, Jacob D. “Jake” Corman, a 1990 mass communication alumnus of the college. The elder Corman was among the 11 initial directors appointed as Williamsport Area Community College was legislatively transformed into Penn College in July 1989. That board was chaired by then state Rep. Alvin C. Bush, for whom the Campus Center is named; and included Kathryn W. Lumley, honored through the Aviation Center in Montoursville.

December 13, 2019
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Faculty member affiliated with museum profiled in article

D. Michael DamianiAviation maintenance instructor D. Michael Damiani, a full-time member of the Penn College faculty since 2014, is mentioned in “Field of Dreams,” an online feature about the Golden Age Air Museum in Berks County. Damiani serves part time as the Bethel museum’s volunteer director of maintenance and as a staff pilot, maintaining and operating an impressive fleet of vintage aircraft. The facility’s past and current corps of volunteers includes a number of Penn College students, as well.

December 12, 2019
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Penn College welcomes new softball coach

When it named a new softball coach last week, Pennsylvania College of Technology stayed close to home with a hire who grew up a 20-minute drive from the campus. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling squad all saw post-Thanksgiving break action.

Former Hughesville High School and Bucknell University softball standout Angie (Stackhouse) Hunley was named the college’s head coach, it was announced Thursday. Hunley succeeds Jackie Klahold, who resigned in the fall to take the top spot at Wilkes University.

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December 8, 2019
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Friends, feathered and faithful, deliver picturesque storytime

Warner shares the sandhill cranes' story with CLC youngsters in Madigan Library.
Warner shares the sandhill cranes’ story with CLC youngsters in Madigan Library.
The book's cover colorfully hints at the treasures within ...
The book’s cover colorfully hints at the treasures within …
... vibrant photos, courtesy of a campus benefactor.
… vibrant photos, courtesy of a campus benefactor.
Young bookworms, caught in the cranes' narrative spell
Young bookworms, caught in the cranes’ narrative spell
A man of his word(s)
A man of his word(s)

An extra-special children’s book has “flown in” from Florida and landed in the laps of youngsters at the Dunham Children’s Learning Center.

“Waiting For Charlie: A Sandhill Crane Story,” featuring photography by the center’s eponym, Robert E. “Bob” Dunham, was introduced to children in a reading at the Madigan Library on Monday.

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November 26, 2019
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Who will lead the workforce of tomorrow? 2018-19 Impact Report

Read the 2018-19 Impact Report www.pct.edu/impactreport
Read the 2018-19 Impact Report www.pct.edu/impactreport

In 2018, a record number of employers indicated that finding qualified employees is the single most important issue affecting their companies. Addressing skills gaps is in Penn College’s DNA. “The workforce needs Penn College,” says President Davie Jane Gilmour. “And we deliver.” Learn how Penn College and its partners are preparing tomorrow’s workforce leaders – and fostering economic growth and innovation – in the 2018-19 Impact Report.