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Comprehensive project management training offered this spring

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the ability to effectively manage projects is paramount. A well-managed project is completed on time and on budget, and meets quality expectations.

A 42-hour Mastering Project Management apprenticeship training course to be offered by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology will give managers the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in leading such projects.

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February 12, 2020
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Peer educators create connections, collaborations on campus

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s newest group of Community Peer Educators are (from left): Breanna M. Snyder, of Muncy; Katherine A. Downes, of Fleetwood; David Eaton, of Harrisburg; Ethan M. McKenzie, of Muncy; and Dessa D. Valisno, of Lock Haven (originally from Makati City, Philippines).

A new group of Community Peer Educators is helping to create a collaborative campus community at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The CPEs serve the campus community by educating on diversity and inclusion, interpersonal violence and suicide prevention, health and wellness, and community engagement. The student leaders assist in developing a more diverse and knowledgeable student community by engaging their peers in programming on a variety of topics, serving as liaisons for the college’s evolving student population, and promoting a safer environment on and off campus.

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February 5, 2020
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Gilmour named to NCAA Division III Presidents Council

President Davie Jane Gilmour

Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour was appointed recently to serve on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, the highest governing body for Division III athletics.

Gilmour, who has served on the NCAA Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group, began serving her four-year term in January.

Presidents Council establishes and directs the general policy of Division III and establishes its strategic plan. It may also make recommendations to the Board of Governors, the NCAA’s highest governing body, on matters related to Division III championships, and approve the use of funds allocated to the division.

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February 4, 2020
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Remembrance Thursday for former board member

Birch B. Phillips Jr.A life celebration will be Thursday for Birch B. Phillips Jr., a former member of the Penn College Board of Directors, who died Friday, Jan. 31, at the age of 86. In addition to his board tenure from 1997 to 2010, Phillips was a past member of the college’s Corporate Advisory Board. He and his wife, Annmarie, received the Community Arts Center’s Directors Chair Award in 2008; the family’s extensive civic involvement includes establishment of a scholarship fund at the college. The celebration will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Herman & Luther’s, Route 87, Montoursville. A full obituary was published in Monday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

February 3, 2020
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College’s marketing/branding materials honored by CASE

A sample ad reflects Pennsylvania College of Technology’s new brand and a key marketing message similar in format to that found on the college’s website.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s efforts to market and brand the institution’s unique educational mission to a national audience have been recognized with a Bronze Award in the 2020 District II Accolades Awards sponsored by CASE.

Penn College was honored for its submission in the Institutional Marketing and Identity/Branding Programs category of the competition, which is open to institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Ontario, Canada.

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January 29, 2020
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Federal grant keeps child care affordable for college students

Pennsylvania College of Technology student Mariah N. Marshall, a human services and restorative justice student from Williamsport, celebrates with her daughter during an event at the college’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center. The center received a Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help reduce fees for students whose children are enrolled at the facility.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center was granted $92,118 from the U.S. Department of Education to help reduce fees for eligible students whose children are enrolled at the early childhood education facility in 2019-20.

The funding is known as a CCAMPIS grant, which stands for Child Care Access Means Parents in School. It helps the Children’s Learning Center to provide discounts to Penn College students whose income makes them eligible for federal Pell Grants. Reductions range from 25% to 75% of the Children’s Learning Center fees, based on a student’s income as reported to the college’s Financial Aid Office. In addition to the Department of Education’s contribution, the college has budgeted a $187,548 match to ensure the sliding fee scale is available to every eligible student who applies.

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January 29, 2020
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Penn College provides varied pathways to nursing career

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s nursing program offers a variety of pathways for individuals to begin and advance their nursing education.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s nursing program answers a national call to support nurses who seek academic and career growth.

In a position statement issued in 2019, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing asserts that it “is committed to working with the larger education and healthcare communities to create a highly educated nursing workforce able to meet complex healthcare demands today and in the future. To that end, AACN encourages all nurses to advance their education and supports the many pathways to achieving academic progression in nursing.”

Penn College has been working to provide those pathways through five nursing education options.

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January 29, 2020
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Gilmour elected vice chair of MSCHE, Executive Committee

President Davie Jane Gilmour

Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour has been named vice chair for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education – a nonprofit association performing peer evaluation and accreditation of public and private universities and colleges – and its Executive Committee.

Middle States serves higher education institutions in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.

The Executive Committee consists of seven members elected annually by the Commission, including officers. The Executive Committee has authority to act on behalf of the Commission as necessary between meetings to continue operations of the corporation, as well as to take action on accreditation and institutional membership. It includes administrative, faculty and public representatives.

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January 28, 2020
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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