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Penn College Inducts 2017 Hall of Fame Class

2017 Hall of Fame class announced

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Athletics Department has inducted its 2017 Hall of Fame class: Zachary M. Plannick, Steven D. Bull, William J. DeAngelo and LeRoy Joiner.

The inductees entered the Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Thompson Professional Development Center, as part of the college’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend.

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Drone (Quadcopter) Technology Courses Scheduled at Penn College

As the number of drones in the United States continues to skyrocket, the Federal Aviation Administration has made the aircraft’s registration mandatory. Whether you are a hobbyist or a commercial flyer, Pennsylvania College of Technology can help you stay informed of current FAA regulations.

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Board Re-Elects Officers, Views Design for Welding Expansion

In the lone action item on Thursday’s agenda, the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors retained its slate of officers for 2017-18. The board also was presented with design plans for the grant-funded expansion of the college’s popular welding program.

Sen. Gene Yaw was re-elected chair of the board. Robert N. Pangborn, vice chair, and Joseph J. Doncsecz, treasurer, retain their roles, as well. Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour will continue to function as secretary to the board. Suzanne T. Stopper remains assistant treasurer, and Valerie A. Baier continues as assistant secretary.

The board heard a presentation from Dave Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, and Benedict H. Dubbs, owner of Murray Associates Architects, Harrisburg, on the design for the expansion of the college’s welding facility, made possible in part by a $2 million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The expansion increases the size of welding-related instructional space in the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center to approximately 40,000 square feet.

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Enjoying the Harvest

A bountiful – and body-building – yield

Raised-bed garden is just the right height for youthful cultivation.

The calendar may say October, but the girls and boys at the Dunham Children’s Learning Center are still enjoying vegetables from their garden. The raised bed was built by General Services horticulturists Andrea L. Mull and Chad L. Karstetter in the spring; the children planted the garden later that season and faithfully cared for it during the summer. Cucumbers, green peppers, green beans and tomatoes taste delicious when the children pick them, wash them and savor a snack!
Photos by Linda S. Dellaquila, CLC group leader, and Barbara J. Albert, director

Four Penn College Teams Taste Victory

Pennsylvania College of Technology golf, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball teams all were victorious over the past week.

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Microsoft Office Courses Scheduled at Penn College at Wellsboro

Penn College at Wellsboro extends the institution’s mission to deliver professional and personal development to companies and residents of the Northern Tier.

For those looking to sharpen their computer skills while learning something new, Pennsylvania College of Technology at Wellsboro is offering two Microsoft Office classes.

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EMT Course Conveniently Scheduled at Four Sites in Area

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Jan. 8, will be offered at four locations by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The course meets 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.

The course comprises 50 hours of lecture and 100 hours of practical learning. Students will select one of four sites: Penn College’s main campus in Williamsport, Penn College at Wellsboro, Jersey Shore, or Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg.

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In Hot Pursuit of Campus Beauty

A bee-utiful pic

Gorgeous flowers and cool water set an inviting tone at the college doorstep.

The new Wildcat pawprint leads the way!

Despite the summerlike weather, reminders of fall are still collecting on the ground.

The calendar is about to change from September to October, but temperatures in the 90s – with humidity to match – have made recent days feel anything but autumnal. Unfazed by sweat and steam, an intrepid Penn College student photographer strapped on his camera and captured the allure of surroundings that truly know no season.
Photos by James J. “J.J.” Boettcher

Business/Management Courses on WDCE’s Fall Schedule

Four business and management courses will be offered in the coming months by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Front-Line Supervisors to Benefit From WDCE Leadership Series

Four classes comprise the Front Line Supervisor Fall Series being offered by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology beginning in October.

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WDCE Aims to Sharpen Mid-Level Manager’s Leadership Skills

A leadership program offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology focuses on mid-level managers and those aspiring to move into those positions.

Classes for the Mid-Level Manager Program will be held in the Klump Academic Center on Penn College’s main campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays (Oct. 18; Nov. 1, 15 and 29; and Dec. 13).

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Penn College Course to Help Prepare Students for SAT

Bruce A. Wehler, assistant professor of English-composition at Penn College – pictured during a Spring 2017 review session offered through Workforce Development & Continuing Education – will return this semester to help high school students prepare for SATs in advance of the Dec. 2 testing date.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning.

The course will help students better prepare for success on the SAT through live instruction, self-paced learning and individual interaction with a professional instructor. The focus will be on math, English and reading, with an optional writing session available for those who wish to practice their college-ready skills and review with a Penn College faculty member.

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College’s Sigma Pi Chapter Wins National Honors

Sigma Pi brothers gather 'round their Silver Standards plaque ...

... and continue the celebration with a larger group (and oversized cutouts of the Greek letters that form their fraternity's name).

Penn College’s Theta-Phi Chapter of Sigma Pi fraternity has received a national Silver Standards of Excellence award for the 2016-17 school year.

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Visiting Chef Series Celebrates 25th Anniversary

During preparation for the college’s first Visiting Chef dinner in 1992, students Ric Newton and Vanessa Buck study the technique of Visiting Chef Richard L. Kimble Jr.

From the Fall 2017 Penn College Magazine: The Visiting Chef Series was established to inspire students by working alongside the nation’s best chefs. A quarter-century and more than 50 chefs later, renowned culinarians continue to bring the vision to life. Read student memories and view a visual history of the series.

Campus Food Pantry Begins Second Year of Operation

An array of tabletop nonperishables represents what a student can receive weekly from the campus pantry.

Cheryl Y. Hammond, Dining Services' special events manager, serves Community Peer Educator Tasia A. Werkmeister ...

... as students gain food for thought about The Cupboard.

An anniversary dinner in a pleasant locale

A pair of Dining Services events this week marked the first anniversary of The Cupboard, which assists Penn College students and their families who are struggling with food insecurities. The food pantry – on the first floor of the Bush Campus Center – supported about 380 people last year, and opened its doors to visitors Tuesday in observance of Hunger Action Month.  A spaghetti dinner that evening, held on the CC patio, also raised awareness and attracted donations. There are a number of ways to help The Cupboard: Fresh produce from backyard gardens is welcome, as are contributions of nonperishable food; students can donate through their meal plans at any Dining Services unit, and employees can make monetary gifts through the Annual Giving Office. For more about The Cupboard, call 570-327-4764.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

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