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09.22.2014

Faculty Member’s Role in Global Conference Subject of Tuesday Presentation

Tina M. Evans
Tina M. Evans

The Penn College community is invited to a Tuesday afternoon President’s Forum by Tina M. Evans, associate professor of applied health studies, who will discuss the International Conference on Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues during the 3:30 p.m. presentation in Room W205 of the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center. Evans’ invitation to present at the conference, held in June at Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom, resulted from the double-blind peer review of her paper. In addition to her presentation – “Palliative Care: A Global Development Update, Challenges and Policy Recommendations” – and her attendance at the conference sessions, she had the opportunity to visit teaching/learning medical facilities in Nottingham, including the Queen’s Medical Centre, a specialty care hospital and the largest teaching hospital in Europe. The conference, attended by international medical delegates, provided information on European medical education as well as on the workings of several of the world’s health care systems. In addition, a session on adapting online health care courses for international audiences fit Evans’ teaching interests. She will share her learning experience with forum attendees. Evans is the second awardee from the Strategic Initiative Fund, created by President Davie Jane Gilmour to increase the college’s presence at the national (or, in this case, international) level via presentations and/or leadership. Interested faculty and staff can learn more about the fund through the president’s page on the myPCT Web portal.

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04.09.2014

‘Pay It Forward’ Dinner: Comfort Food From a Caring Community

Dental hygiene students made their annual visit Saturday to Williamsport’s Christ Episcopal Church, where they prepared a free dinner for the community.

Known in the Dental Hygiene program as the “Pay It Forward” dinner, what began as a class project for students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Community Dental Health course has evolved into a volunteer experience open to all second-year dental hygiene students, arranged by faculty member Barbara K. Emert-Baldwin. Seven dental hygiene students were joined in the effort by culinary arts and systems student Scott L. Neff (one of Emert-Baldwin’s two sons who helped) and Paige E. Monk, a student in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration.

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03.20.2014

Annual Summit Spotlights Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Care

Shannon D. Synoracki, a Penn College physician assistant student, offers input.
Shannon D. Synoracki, a Penn College physician assistant student, offers input.
Small-group facilitator Barbara J. Natell, director of Penn College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and Darren Mensch, a student from Wilkes University, listen to another student’s perspective.
Small-group facilitator Barbara J. Natell, director of Penn College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and Darren Mensch, a student from Wilkes University, listen to another student’s perspective.
Walt Eisenhauer (with mustache), program chair for Lock Haven University’s physician assistant program, leads a discussion.
Walt Eisenhauer (with mustache), program chair for Lock Haven University’s physician assistant program, leads a discussion.
Small-group discussion fills the air in the Bush Campus Center.
Small-group discussion fills the air in the Bush Campus Center.

As part of an event that spanned northeastern and northcentral Pennsylvania and involved 805 students, the fifth annual Collaborative Care Summit convened at Penn College on Wednesday. Twenty-two facilitators from a variety of health professions, including physicians, led discussions in the Bush Campus Center among students from several colleges and universities who are pursuing studies in a wide range of health disciplines. The Collaborative Care Summit is arranged by the Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition – of which Sharon K. Waters, associate dean of health sciences, is a member. Waters facilitated the Penn College event, which brought together about 135 students from Penn College, Lock Haven University, Wilkes University, The Commonwealth Medical College and Marywood University. Dr. Keith Shenberger, of Susquehanna Health and The Commonwealth Medical College’s Williamsport Campus, co-presented both opening and closing presentations with Waters. The students participated in roundtable discussions of a medical case, learning from one another how each discipline contributes to a patient’s care. “The goal of interprofessional learning is to prepare all health-professions students for deliberatively working together, with the common goal of building a safer and better patient-centered and community/population-orientated U.S. health care system,” Waters explained. “It was so impressive to hear what each student contributed to the collaborative care interprofessional team approach in representing their respective health care discipline.” Student participants represented 15 professions, from dental hygiene to pharmacy to medicine to social work. Simultaneous events were held in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre at Marywood University, The Commonwealth Medical College, The University of Scranton, Kings College and Misericordia University.

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03.05.2013

Veteran Coaches Say ‘Goodbye’ to Penn College Athletics

With a combined tenure of 26 years, women’s volleyball head coach Bambi A. Hawkins and men’s cross-country head coach Michael J. Paulhamus have announced their retirement from their respective positions at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“Both of these coaches have brought much success to Penn College,” said Director of Athletics Scott E. Kennell. “I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for what they have done here and how much they will be missed. The type of dedication and excellence they have exhibited is something that will be hard to replace.”

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03.04.2013

Katherine P. Wylezik Chosen as ‘Student of the Month’

Katherine P. Wylezik, enrolled in the applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, has been chosen as the Student of the Month at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Wylezik, of Bernville, serves as a Community Assistant for off-campus housing and has been a Residence Life Office clerk for more than three years. She is also an Information Desk clerk for Susquehanna Health.

“Katie is an excellent representative of Penn College,” her nominators wrote. “She is a great student who is focused on her goals and proactive in her approach to achieving those goals. She is hardworking, dedicated, prioritizes her responsibilities and puts forth her best effort in whatever she does.  She is focused on academics, possesses wonderful customer-service skills, has an outgoing and warm personality, and does everything with a smile.”

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09.06.2012

School of Health Sciences Endows Student Scholarship

Faculty and staff in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Health Sciences recently established an endowed scholarship fund to benefit students in the school.

Most of the money to endow the School of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship – making it a permanent source of scholarship revenue for the future – was raised through a series of 5K run/walks organized and staffed by employee and student volunteers in the School of Health Sciences.

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03.24.2011

Health Studies Faculty Member Earns Doctorate

Michael P. CovoneA faculty member in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Health Sciences recently received a doctorate in education.

Michael P. Covone, assistant professor of applied health studies, received his doctorate in March from Walden University. The title of his dissertation is “The Experiences of Health Sciences Educators With Online Course Design.”

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04.29.2008

OTA Students Attend Professional Conference

Occupational Therapy Assistant Club members at a conference in Long Beach, Calif.Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Club and their adviser recently attended the American Occupational Therapy Association’s annual conference, where they attended workshops, short courses, poster presentations, roundtable discussions, meetings and forums.

The students also visited the exhibit hall, featuring several hundred vendors displaying the latest in occupational therapy-related products and companies recruiting Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants for employment.

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04.19.2006

Jennifer C. Blew Named April’s ‘Student of the Month’

Jennifer C. BlewJennifer C. Blew, who will graduate in August with a bachelor’s degree in applied health studies-paramedic technology, has been chosen as Pennsylvania College of Technology’s “Student of the Month” for April.

“‘Student of the Year’ would be more appropriate,” her four faculty/staff nominators concurred. “She is truly a mentor to her classmates, as well as the personification of what a Student Ambassador should be.”

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