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08.04.2022

Venturesome students find inspiration during PFEW

The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education held its final session of Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (July 31-Aug. 5) at Penn College, bringing more than 300 high schoolers to campus to hone their communication skills while being exposed to the concepts of teamwork, cooperation and leadership. The students stayed in campus housing, ate meals in the Keystone Dining Room and Capitol Eatery, and spent a whole lot of collaborative time in Klump Academic Center classrooms and auditorium. With galvanizing speakers and interactive learning exercises, PFEW provides a real-life educational experience for industrious students – each of whom is sponsored by a private-sector benefactor. Throughout the week, the students replicate the responsibilities, rewards and challenges of managing a corporation, marketing a product, and satisfying shareholders and customers alike. Among those on hand to guide and inspire the students was college President Michael J. Reed, who delivered a keynote address during a General Assembly on Tuesday afternoon.

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08.04.2022

Weekend service scheduled for former Penn College board member

Michael J. DiRaimoThe funeral will be Saturday for Michael J. DiRaimo, a former member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors, who died Friday, July 29, at the age of 66. A board member from 2017-21, DiRaimo led the Government Relations Office at Penn State from 2012 until his retirement four years later. Prior to that, he served as the university’s director of state relations. He earlier served as a researcher and legislative assistant to the late James J. Manderino, a former majority leader and speaker of the house in the state Legislature, and as a governmental liaison for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pittsburgh public schools. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 867 Gray Woods Blvd., State College. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. A full obituary is available on the funeral home’s website.

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08.02.2022

QuickBooks accounting software classes offered at Penn College

Learn to run your business better when Pennsylvania College of Technology offers two levels of QuickBooks accounting software classes this fall.

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07.25.2022

Arts Center receives grant from FCFP’s Waldron Memorial Fund

The Community Arts Center has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Waldron Memorial Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.  The funds will go toward the 2022-23 Educational Series program at the CAC, specifically to assist the Muncy School District with busing students to attend matinees.

“We are incredibly appreciative of the generous support from the Waldron Memorial Fund,” said Jim Dougherty, executive director of the Community Arts Center. “This gift, and others like it, help to ensure the future of the Educational Series at the Community Arts Center, and guarantee the continuation of awe-inspiring performances and learning experiences for young minds throughout our area.”

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07.22.2022

Two appointed to Penn College Board of Directors

Two senior administrators at Penn State have been named to fill positions on the Board of Directors at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a special mission affiliate of the university.

Yvonne Gaudelius, vice president and dean for undergraduate education, and Virginia A. Teachey, associate vice president for finance, were appointed by the Corporation for Penn State to fill positions held by retiring board members John J. Romano and Joseph J. Doncsecz.

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07.21.2022

More practical nursing information sessions set in 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 three information sessions for those interested in nursing as a career: July 28, Aug. 3 and Aug. 17, all at 6:30 p.m.  The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and will be connected to the Potter County Education Center via Zoom.

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07.13.2022

MSCHE reaffirms Penn College’s accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed accreditation for Pennsylvania College of Technology for another eight years.

MSCHE is a voluntary, nongovernmental membership association that conducts accreditation and pre-accreditation activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and any other geographic areas in which the Commission elects to conduct accrediting activities, including the evaluation of distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions. MSCHE accredits institutions across the United States, as well as globally.

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06.27.2022

Remarks honoring President Gilmour entered into Congressional Record

During his visit to campus on Monday, U.S. Rep Fred Keller, R-12th, delivered a printed copy of remarks entered into the Congressional Record on Friday.

The remarks recognize the service of retiring Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour. Keller surprised Gilmour with the printed remarks while on campus for a roundtable discussion and tour.

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06.27.2022

Rep. Keller’s ‘District Energy Day’ includes stop on campus

The congressman (in dark shirt at right rear) presides over a lunchtime roundtable in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
The congressman (in dark shirt at right rear) presides over a lunchtime roundtable in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
Keller visits the college's internationally renowned Thermoforming Center of Excellence with Shannon M. Munro, vice president for workforce development.
Keller visits the college’s internationally renowned Thermoforming Center of Excellence with Shannon M. Munro, vice president for workforce development.
On a spectacular early-summer day, the group moves north from its tour of the labs that comprise the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center.
On a spectacular early-summer day, the group moves north from its tour of the labs that comprise the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center.
Kathy D. Chesmel (right center), assistant dean of materials science and engineering technology, leads a tour of the welding labs in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center.
Kathy D. Chesmel (right center), assistant dean of materials science and engineering technology, leads a tour of the welding labs in the Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center.
Michael J. Reed (left), who will assume the presidency on Friday, talks with the group in the Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center. In the foreground is Penn College's Baja SAE car, recently driven by students to back-to-back endurance titles against formidable challengers in national competition.
Michael J. Reed (left), who will assume the presidency on Friday, talks with the group in the Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center. In the foreground is Penn College’s Baja SAE car, recently driven by students to back-to-back endurance titles against formidable challengers in national competition.

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12th, met with local elected officials and representatives of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry during a District Energy Day that included a roundtable discussion at Penn College. “Right here at Pennsylvania College of Technology, we see the great work they’re doing to educate the future workforce,” said the congressman, who supplemented Monday’s session with tours of plastics, welding and machining labs.

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06.25.2022

Administration building named for retiring college president

The Student & Administrative Services Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology will soon bear the name of retiring President Davie Jane Gilmour.

The college’s Board of Directors convened a special meeting to approve the action at a gala event honoring Gilmour’s 24-year presidency. The board also granted emeritus status to Gilmour, who retires June 30.

The Student & Administrative Services Center, known in campus shorthand as “the SASC,” houses offices for student services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Veterans & Military, the LEAP Center (first-year student assistance) and more. The upper floors of the three-story facility, which opened in 2003, includes spaces for People & Culture (formerly Human Resources), Financial Operations, Information Technology Services, Public Relations & Marketing and executive offices, including the President’s Office and Academic Affairs.

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06.22.2022

Grant helps Penn College ‘manufacture’ career exploration

A national foundation devoted to manufacturing’s future is teaming with Pennsylvania College of Technology to spark interest among high schoolers in the sector’s rewarding careers.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, provided a $2,000 grant for the college to host the Thingamajig Fabricators Pre-College Program for students entering grades 9-12. The program is also supported by the PMMI Education and Training Foundation and Construction Specialties Inc.

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06.21.2022

‘There’s so much to love here!’

Ready to see what hands-on learning is all about? Here’s a teasing glimpse of the action that’s set to unfold in the Pennsylvania College of Technology episode of The College Tour, produced nationally and streaming on Amazon Prime when Season Five drops on Aug. 31:

 

Now that your interest is piqued, watch the full episode at Penn College’s College Tour website. Filmed over five days during the spring semester and edited into 27 brisk minutes, the video features 10 standout students in dedicated segments: Ashlee Felix, human services & restorative justice (Business, Arts & Sciences); Caila N. Flanagan, who earned two business degrees (Wildcat Life); Alejandro F. Huaman, a building science & sustainable design: architectural technology concentration alumnus (Engineering Technologies); Dacia J. James, dental hygiene (Nursing & Health Sciences); Jesse D. Laird V, a nursing student and ROTC cadet (Commitment to Service); Danielle E. Malesky, construction management (Momentum Guaranteed); Maggie J. Mangene, a softball player and heating, ventilation & air conditioning design technology student (Stay Wild); Wesley S. McCray, an engineering design technology grad (Future Made by Hand); Kathryn A. Plankenhorn, physician assistant studies (Explore Campus & Beyond); and automotive technology management alumnus Dhruv Singh (Come Ready, Leave Prepared). After hearing their stories and getting the inside track on campus life, we’re sure you’ll agree with host Alex Boylan that “There’s so much to love here!”

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06.09.2022

Board approves 2022-23 budget/tuition, emeritus actions, Strategic Plan

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved a 2022-23 budget, granted emeritus status to a retired senior administrator and a retired faculty member, approved the institution’s Strategic Plan for 2022-26, and authorized the appointment of the firm to conduct the college’s audit for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The $161.5 million total budget includes a 1.87% tuition increase for in-state students and a 2.03% increase for non-Pennsylvania residents. Residence Life rates for on-campus student housing and Dining Services meal plan rates both will rise by 2% in 2022-23.
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06.09.2022

Penn College Board approves budget, tuition/fees for 2022-23

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved a 2022-23 total budget of $161.5 million calling for a 1.87% increase in tuition for in-state students.

The total budget represents a 3.22% increase over 2021-22. The operating budget for 2022-23 is $113.3 million.

The state appropriation is budgeted at $28.1 million, based on Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget proposal, which prescribes a 5% increase for Penn College. The projected appropriation accounts for 17.4% of the college’s total budget and 24.8% of the operating budget.

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06.02.2022

Treasurer Garrity, Sen. Yaw visit to promote PA 529 savings program

Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity joined state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) on a Thursday tour of Pennsylvania College of Technology, hosted by President Davie Jane Gilmour, to promote the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program.

“Penn College offers a wide range of programs that are crucial to making sure Pennsylvania has the highly skilled workers we need for the future,” Garrity said. “Treasury’s PA 529 plans are the perfect tool to help families save and pay for education – including the popular nursing, welding and information technology programs here at Penn College. I want to thank Sen. Yaw and Dr. Gilmour for inviting me to tour this impressive campus.”

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