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08.12.2021

Penn College acknowledges campus’s Indigenous origins

A new institutional Land Acknowledgement Statement recognizes that Indigenous peoples were the original stewards of the land on which Pennsylvania College of Technology sits.

“We acknowledge that the land on which we live, work and learn is the ancestral home of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee, Iroquoian-speaking Susquehannocks and the Lenni Lenape (Delaware). We, too, recognize their Woodland Period ancestors,” the acknowledgement reads. “We are grateful for their stewardship and management of this land over thousands of years and promote this recognition in honor and respect of that caretaking.”

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08.10.2021

Students complete culinary internships at lauded establishments

This summer, Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts students are pleasing palates with fine food during internships near and far from home.

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08.10.2021

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt apprenticeship kicks off Oct. 4

A 64-hour Lean Six Sigma Green Belt apprenticeship program will be offered this fall through Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Participants will learn breakthrough process-improvement solutions using the Lean Six Sigma tool set and its five-phase DMAIC problem-solving methodology: define, measure, analyze, improve, control.

Comprising 16 half-day sessions (8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Thursday), the coursework runs Oct. 4-7, Nov. 1-4, Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

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08.05.2021

State General Services executive team tours main campus

Rissel (far right) leads the group through the library.
Rissel (far right) leads the group through the library.
Topper (left) and Hess listen to Kruppenbacher in a construction carpentry lab.
Topper (left) and Hess listen to Kruppenbacher in a construction carpentry lab.
Reasner (left foreground) and Van Stavoren (right) talk with the day's guests in an automotive lab. From left are Tomlinson, Fiore, Hess and Topper.
Reasner (left foreground) and Van Stavoren (right) talk with the day’s guests in an automotive lab. From left are Tomlinson, Fiore, Hess and Topper.
Led by Marty (right), the tour moves through College Avenue Labs' automotive restoration area.
Led by Marty (right), the tour moves through College Avenue Labs’ automotive restoration area.
Tomlinson tries his hand at a virtual-reality paint sprayer, which helps future technicians perfect their coverage skills without waste and mess.
Tomlinson tries his hand at a virtual-reality paint sprayer, which helps future technicians perfect their coverage skills without waste and mess.

Curtis Topper, Pennsylvania Department of General Services secretary, toured Penn College on Thursday with an administrative team that includes a Williamsport Area Community College alumnus overseeing the commonwealth’s automobile fleet. Among those on board was Kenneth Hess, deputy secretary for procurement, whose road to an MBA at Bucknell University began with an associate degree in business management from Penn College’s WACC predecessor in 1981. Hess spoke glowingly of his time on campus and how proud he is to see his alma mater grow into such a significant educational and economic force, statewide and nationally. He and Topper were joined by Jim Fiore and Randall Tomlinson, director and assistant director of vehicle management, respectively, as the group absorbed an illuminating sample of Penn College’s curricular offerings and how they dovetail with state government’s interests – the promise of electric vehicles, perhaps most notably. The group visited Madigan Library and an enticing variety of instructional areas, and enjoyed lunch at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant. Taking part were President Davie Jane Gilmour; Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs/provost; Loni N. Kline, vice president for college relations; Ethan M. McKenzie, college relations fellow and 2021 alumnus; Patrick Marty, chief of staff; Timothy O. Rissel, executive director of Penn College General Services; Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies; Ellyn A. Lester, assistant dean of construction and architectural technologies; Brett A. Reasner, assistant dean of transportation technologies; and Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality. Showcasing their areas were a quartet of highly engaged faculty: Shaun D. Hack, collision repair instructor; Jason W. Killinger, assistant professor of HVAC technology; Peter Kruppenbacher, assistant professor of building construction technology; and Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor of automotive.

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08.04.2021

Practical nursing information session set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO – 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, Aug. 26, for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and will be livestreamed to the Potter County Education Council, 5 Water St., Coudersport, to allow attendance by students in that area.

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08.03.2021

Coming full circle

Like it? Put a ring on it!Traveling through the season at seeming light speed, the Penn College community is rounding the corner toward the start of another academic year. On the cusp of Summer Commencement (Aug. 7) and Welcome Weekend (Aug. 13-15), Kimberly A. Venti – coordinator of scholarships, special programs and communication for the Financial Aid Office – caught this ring around the sun on her iPhone 11 Pro Max during lunchtime travels outside the Student & Administrative Services Center. Such halos, of which there is also a lunar variety, are caused by the dispersal of light as it passes through ice crystals found in upper-level cirrus clouds.

General Information
07.30.2021

Take a student-led tour of Penn College!

Presidential Student Ambassador Lauryn A. Stauffer is your effusive and illuminating guide to Pennsylvania College of Technology in a newly launched video produced by Public Relations & Marketing. Loaded with fresh footage of renovated labs and popular campus hang spots, the comprehensive tour takes you through main campus, down the road to the Lumley Aviation Center and over the mountain to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

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07.29.2021

Penn College picks firm to assist with presidential search

Pennsylvania College of Technology is partnering with Storbeck Search, an executive search firm specializing in leadership hiring for colleges and universities, to conduct a national search to replace retiring President Davie Jane Gilmour.

Storbeck Search, based in Media, Pennsylvania, is part of Diversified Search Group. In recent years, the firm has assisted with similar searches for multiple Penn State campuses, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Franklin & Marshall College, Susquehanna University and Swarthmore College, among others.

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07.08.2021

Updated database provides sortable ‘Art on Campus’ catalog

The recently revamped Art on Campus website is now live.

The Art on Campus collection at Pennsylvania College of Technology – which has tripled since the first online database was created in 2005 – serves to enhance the physical and aesthetic campus environment, and offer opportunities for personal growth, social awareness and cultural diversity. The collection includes over 300 works of art in a wide range of media by professional artists. This diverse collection has been acquired through both purchase and donation, and is on display in all academic and administrative buildings.

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07.02.2021

‘Tomorrow,’ the world!

Penn College’s “My Tomorrow” program (June 21-24 and June 28-July 1) opened middle-schoolers’ minds to a variety of vocational possibilities through hands-on activities and faculty-led sessions. The initiative, sponsored by the Soars Family, exposed students to a number of prospective careers – such as engineering, business and hospitality, the arts, and health sciences – as well as giving them a jump on charting their paths to success and satisfaction.

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07.02.2021

… and the pursuit of happiness

A star-spangled child leads the procession.
A star-spangled child leads the procession.
Kids and their bikes are decked out for the occasion.
Kids and their bikes are decked out for the occasion.
One of the youngest “marchers” watches the camera as the camera watches her.
One of the youngest “marchers” watches the camera as the camera watches her.
A Lego maniac makes an appearance.
A Lego maniac makes an appearance.
Even the youngest wave the red white and blue!
Even the youngest wave the red white and blue!

The Dunham Children’s Learning Center continued a long Independence Day tradition despite rainy skies, moving its annual bike parade indoors on Thursday. Well-wishers gathered as usual, cheering the children, who celebrated by dressing themselves, their bikes and their scooters in red, white and blue.

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07.01.2021

Penn State alum to perform July 16 at Community Arts Center

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The concert was ultimately canceled.)

Pennsylvania native Eric Ian Farmer, who returned to his Centre County roots three decades later to earn a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Penn State, will bring his homegrown musical talent to the Community Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16.

“Along this journey, I have learned to embrace live music’s uncertainty whereby the music comes out and moves through a space doing whatever it intends: Maybe it bears witness, potentially it disturbs, hopefully it heals,” Farmer said. “Right now, I want it to encourage. “

Bridging the twin passions of education and song, his travels have brought him full-circle.

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06.29.2021

Penn College, Community Arts Center finalize merger

With a consolidation essentially completed, Pennsylvania College of Technology will assume administrative/operational oversight of the Community Arts Center.

Effective July 1, staff working at the Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn College, become employees of the college. The transition further strengthens the college’s commitment to the venue’s long-term stability as a community asset offering cultural and educational programming to the Greater Williamsport area and beyond.

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General Information
06.25.2021

Woodcock Foundation helps underwrite ‘SpongeBob’ show

The SpongeBob MusicalThe Community Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts to underwrite this summer’s youth production of “The SpongeBob Musical.”

“The CAC has had a long-standing partnership with The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts and we can’t thank them enough for their steadfast support over the years,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, the CAC’s development director.

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General Information
06.25.2021

QuickBooks accounting software classes offered at Penn College

Learn to run your business better with QuickBooks accounting software classes, two levels of which will be offered this fall at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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