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Penn College part of food allergy college database

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently became part of the FARE Food Allergy College Search database, which allows students to view the food allergy-friendly accommodations made by colleges and universities as part of their college search. Penn College’s accommodations include posting ingredient information, developing cross-contact procedures, offering roommate accommodations and more.

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently became one of 94 colleges and universities across the nation to become part of the FARE Food Allergy College Search database.

The database is operated by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). FARE is dedicated to improving life and health for 32 million Americans with potentially life-threatening food allergies, advocating for research and providing resources, support and hope for the food allergy community.

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July 15, 2020
General Information Workforce Development

Apprentices complete inaugural mechatronics program

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s first apprenticeship training program began four years ago, upskilling mechatronics technicians from companies in the Bloomsburg area. In June, 11 employees from SEKISUI KYDEX and Arconic (Kawneer) finished the four-year apprenticeship.

Successful apprentices earned four industry credentials and received extensive training in industrial electricity, programmable logic control, mechanical components and fluid power throughout the life of the program.

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July 14, 2020
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Le Jeune Chef earns Wine Spectator Magazine award

Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, a live learning laboratory for culinary and baking and pastry arts students at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was recognized with a “Best of Award of Excellence” as part of Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2020 Restaurant Awards program.

The casual fine-dining restaurant is operated by the college’s School of Business, Arts & Sciences.

The Restaurant Awards are the focus of Wine Spectator’s July-August issue, which hit newsstands on July 14 and reaches 3.5 million readers. Information about award winners is also accessible via Wine Spectator’s website, app and free restaurant search database.

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July 14, 2020
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Faculty member shares innovation expertise internationally

Anita R. Wood

A Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member recently shared with an international audience her insights on the importance of innovation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In two virtual sessions for a United Arab Emirates entity, Anita R. Wood, associate professor of computer information technology, advocated for organizations to embrace an “innovative mindset.”

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July 10, 2020
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PPL Foundation grant to help fund CAC Education Series

PPL Foundation

The Community Arts Center has received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation toward support of its 2020-21 Educational Series.

The Educational Series primarily serves nine school districts in Lycoming and Sullivan counties: East Lycoming, Jersey Shore Area, Loyalsock Township, Montgomery Area, Montoursville Area, Muncy, South Williamsport Area, Sullivan and Williamsport Area. Students from K-12 within those districts are invited to attend professional live performances designated for each grade level. Annually, the program serves 5,000 to 8,000 students at no cost to them.

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July 7, 2020
General Information Penn College at Wellsboro Workforce Development

EMT course scheduled for three sites in area

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Aug. 24, 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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July 6, 2020
General Information

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

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 information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 13; 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 24; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Limited seating will be available in the nursing classroom at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.; the site also offers videoconferencing capability.

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July 6, 2020
Faculty & Staff General Information Students

Penn College’s 2020-21 budget, tuition, fees approved

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors has approved a $156.6 million budget for 2020-21, reflecting a $3.9 million (2.41%) decrease in spending from 2019-20.

For Pennsylvania residents, who comprise 90.3 percent of the college’s total enrollment of 4,981, the budget includes an increase of 2.62% for tuition and fees combined. The increase for tuition alone is 3.07%.

The budget includes a flat (no increase) state appropriation of $26.7 million, accounting for 17.1% of the college’s total budget and 23.9% of its operating budget, which is $112 million (4.88% less than 2019-20).

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June 18, 2020
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President’s PCN interview to air Monday

PCNA Pennsylvania Cable Network conversation with President Davie Jane Gilmour will air at noon and 8 p.m. Monday, June 15, on PCN’s “Coronavirus Impact” program. Among the topics discussed during the interview – which will be available online for a week after broadcast – were the president’s Tuesday testimony before the state Senate Education Committee, enrollment impacts across higher education, Penn College’s plans for the Fall 2020 semester and campuswide protocols for reopening. (The president’s interview with PCN’s Francine Schertzer comprises the first eight minutes of the video thumbnailed with a photo of state Rep. Bryan Cutler.)

June 12, 2020
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Downtime allows spruce-up at CAC

Roof repairs were completed last month at the Community Arts Center, seen in this photo looking to the northeast from West Fourth Street.

Last July, the Community Arts Center was worse for wear after a heavy rainstorm left the roof and stage water-damaged. Through the support and generosity of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, and the guidance of Pennsylvania College of Technology, roof repairs began on March 10.

Just days later, Lycoming County went into quarantine. The contractor was able to secure a permit to continue repairs, however, and successfully completed the project on May 7.

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June 11, 2020
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Benefactors’ matured charitable trust supports strategic needs

Marshall D. Welch III reminisces during the August 2017 dedication of the makerspace that bears his family's name.

A trust established two decades ago by the late Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr. and his wife, Mary L. Welch, has matured, and its remaining proceeds are being designated for a variety of efforts campuswide to assist students and bolster instruction.

Twenty years ago, the couple established a charitable remainder unitrust with Pennsylvania College of Technology with the intent of enhancing their endowment and supporting academic programs and students.

The Welch family has always believed in providing long-term support through endowments, but they have also recognized the immediate and critical needs of Penn College. Now, the college is partnering with Marshall D. Welch III, past board chair and current Executive Committee member of the Penn College Foundation, and Mary Welch to designate funds from the trust to meet those strategic needs.

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June 8, 2020
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Videos reflect college’s work on ‘Living Chapel’

A pair of YouTube videos adds perspective to the Living Chapel, an international gift that seamlessly melds architecture, botany, theology, sustainability and music – with a vital assist from Penn College welding faculty and students. The first, produced by Gillean Denny, chief architectural designer of the “enormous jigsaw puzzle,” includes footage from the college’s welding labs and on-screen input from James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding. “The music can be continuously adapted and reimagined,” Denny says, commenting on just one of the project’s stunning features: water-fed instrumentation that accents its natural artistry. “Just like the Living Chapel design itself, it should never be finished,” she says. “The design is alive. And I think that is the most important thing.”

A second video, provided by the Botanical Garden of Rome and presented in Italian, offers an overview of the entire process. Among the principals interviewed is Fabio Attorre, the garden’s director, who talks of the focus required to complete the project contemporaneous to a pandemic. During “a moment so difficult for our country,” he says, “we managed to bring home this beautiful structure.”

June 8, 2020
General Information Penn College at Wellsboro Workforce Development

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

Penn College at Wellsboro's Practical Nursing Program will host two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 15 and 22.

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 two information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career. The sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, June 15 and 22. Limited seating will be available in the nursing classroom at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St.; the site also offers videoconferencing capability.

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June 3, 2020
General Information Scholarships

Scholarship created for career, technical education graduates

A new scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology provides financial assistance to students who complete career and technical education programs statewide.

A new scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology offers support to completers of career and technical education programs statewide for their higher-education expenses.

To be eligible for the Career & Technical Education Student Scholarship, a 2020 applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident, enrolled full time, have completed a minimum of one year (or 360 hours) in a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved career and technical education program, earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all CTE-completed coursework, submit a final official CTC/CTE transcript, and submit the Penn College Scholarship Application.

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May 27, 2020