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02.03.2023

First Citizens Community Bank gift supports dual enrollment

First Citizens Community Bank has donated $5,000 to Pennsylvania College of Technology to benefit a program enabling high school students to take courses for college credit at no cost.

The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development.

FCCB’s EITC donation will benefit the Penn College Dual Enrollment program, which allows academically qualified high school and career technology center students to take tuition-free courses for college credit.

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01.06.2023

Science Festival set for Feb. 16 at Penn College

The annual science festival for local children and their families is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Pennsylvania College of Technology Field House.

The event is sponsored by Penn College, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Lycoming College.

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12.06.2022

President Reed joins workforce education panel at STEAM Academy

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier on Tuesday toured Indiana County’s River Valley STEAM Academy, a workforce development education model that partners with Pennsylvania College of Technology, among others, to prepare students for in-demand careers, including cybersecurity, electrical occupations, and sports medicine and rehabilitative therapy.

“With unemployment at historic lows in Pennsylvania, the tight labor market means that workers have options – which is a wonderful thing. It also means that some employers are struggling to find skilled workers for some of the most in-demand jobs. That’s why investment in Pennsylvania’s workforce is so important to our collective future,” Berrier said. “I applaud the River Valley School District for giving students the opportunity to explore careers and build job skills that are immediately relevant to the workforce needs of today and tomorrow. Pennsylvania as a whole will benefit from the innovative education offered at River Valley’s STEAM Academy.”

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10.14.2022

Coterra donation boosts Penn College Dual Enrollment

A $35,000 contribution from Coterra will cover fees for 26 Pennsylvania high schools and career and technology centers participating in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s dual enrollment program in 2022-23.

Coterra’a support is in the form of an Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program contribution. The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under EITC, which is administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development.

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07.28.2022

Penn College receives $314,440 PAsmart grant

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded Pennsylvania College of Technology a PAsmart Advancing Computer Science and STEM Education Grant.

The $314,440 grant is part of a Department of Education initiative to help regions grow partnerships between LEAs (Local Education Agencies), higher-education institutions, businesses, early childhood institutions, community groups, and other computer science/STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-focused organizations.

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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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05.12.2022

Faculty, staff honored during spring tradition at Penn College

With the end of another academic year at hand, Pennsylvania College of Technology renewed a spring custom: presenting awards to noteworthy faculty and staff, and acknowledging retirements and other employee milestones.

President Davie Jane Gilmour acknowledged the honorees during an expansive all-college meeting, held May 12 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium and livestreamed.

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04.21.2022

Dual Enrollment students see flip side of advantageous equation

In the Physical Therapist Assistant Lab, dual enrollment students observe Penn College students as they observe one another’s techniques.
In the Physical Therapist Assistant Lab, dual enrollment students observe Penn College students as they observe one another’s techniques.
Scott A. Geist, director of surgical technology, talks with high school visitors about the program.
Scott A. Geist, director of surgical technology, talks with high school visitors about the program.
In the baking and pastry arts lab, students from Jersey Shore Area Senior High School dip pretzels into tempered chocolate.
In the baking and pastry arts lab, students from Jersey Shore Area Senior High School dip pretzels into tempered chocolate.
Instructor Steve J. Kopera engages visitors in the college’s 55,000-square-foot welding lab.
Instructor Steve J. Kopera engages visitors in the college’s 55,000-square-foot welding lab.
Visitors from Dauphin County Technical School, in Harrisburg, conclude a tour of the Collision Repair Lab with a group photo.
Visitors from Dauphin County Technical School, in Harrisburg, conclude a tour of the Collision Repair Lab with a group photo.

More than 300 high school students, all enrolled in Penn College Dual Enrollment courses, and their chaperones visited campus on Thursday. The students are taking Penn College courses at their high school or career and technology center and made the visit to see the classrooms and labs where their Penn College counterparts take the same coursework. They also toured campus with student ambassadors, ate lunch in Capitol Eatery and were treated to a tour of student housing with Residence Life staff. Through Penn College Dual Enrollment, high school students earn free college credits for the classes they take at their own school. Last year, 1,512 students earned 5,642 credits valued at more than $3.3 million.

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04.08.2022

Tools of engagement

Young minds (and the busy hands that accompany them) were thoroughly spellbound at Thursday’s Science Festival in the Field House, where area elementary and middle school students and their families stepped into an astonishing STEM playground. Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce partnered with exhibitors for three hours of demonstrations and activities designed to ignite an enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math. “We had 403 participants, which is very exciting considering we missed a year and weren’t able to host the fifth grade daytime event based on uncertainty over COVID during planning,” said Tanya Berfield, director of K-12 Outreach, whose office coordinated the highly popular and interactive event.  “The vendor reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, too!” Penn College was well-represented among those exhibitors, with contributions from the Alpha Chi honor society, the ConCreate Design Club, the Electrical Technology and Nursing departments, and the LEAP Center.

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04.05.2022

Community invited to Science Festival on April 7

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce invite area elementary and middle school students and their families to a hands-on Science Festival in the Penn College Field House on Thursday, April 7.

The festival, scheduled 5 to 8 p.m., is intended to make learning fun and features activities designed to spark excitement about science, math, engineering and technology.

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02.28.2022

Girls get firsthand glimpse at power of possibility

“Thinking outside the box,” the ninth graders began their campus visit in the Thompson Professional Development Center, brainstorming various alternate uses for a pizza box.
“Thinking outside the box,” the ninth graders began their campus visit in the Thompson Professional Development Center, brainstorming various alternate uses for a pizza box.
A bird’s eye view of busy hands in the HVAC lab as the Girl Power participants construct PEX water piping that was later tested to make sure there were no leaks. The girls were assisted by Marc E. Bridgens, associate professor of HVAC technology, and three HVAC students: Christie R. Baldwin, of New Milford; Emily K. Cummins, of Williamsport; and Maggie J. Mangene, of Boalsburg.
A bird’s eye view of busy hands in the HVAC lab as the Girl Power participants construct PEX water piping that was later tested to make sure there were no leaks. The girls were assisted by Marc E. Bridgens, associate professor of HVAC technology, and three HVAC students: Christie R. Baldwin, of New Milford; Emily K. Cummins, of Williamsport; and Maggie J. Mangene, of Boalsburg.
Dorothy J. Gerring (right), associate professor of architecture, offers a scenic tour of SketchUp 3D modeling. Gerring was accompanied by Amanda F. Ritter, a building science and sustainable design: architectural concentration student from Williamsport.
Dorothy J. Gerring (right), associate professor of architecture, offers a scenic tour of SketchUp 3D modeling. Gerring was accompanied by Amanda F. Ritter, a building science and sustainable design: architectural concentration student from Williamsport.
Blue skies and sunshine greet the young visitors as they make their way on campus.
Blue skies and sunshine greet the young visitors as they make their way on campus.
The afternoon concludes with an online discussion with JEM's Jennifer Ponce de Leon (on computer screen), business development manager, and Margaret Smith, assistant project manager. The girls posed a variety of questions about the professional field in a conversation facilitated by Tanya Berfield (standing), director of K-12 Outreach. Berfield was assisted by Stefanie M. Shipe, coordinator of K-12 Outreach. (They also participated in an evening Zoom session on Feb. 21 with the girls.)
The afternoon concludes with an online discussion with JEM’s Jennifer Ponce de Leon (on computer screen), business development manager, and Margaret Smith, assistant project manager. The girls posed a variety of questions about the professional field in a conversation facilitated by Tanya Berfield (standing), director of K-12 Outreach. Berfield was assisted by Stefanie M. Shipe, coordinator of K-12 Outreach. (They also participated in an evening Zoom session on Feb. 21 with the girls.)

“Girl Power,” aimed at helping ninth graders explore potential careers and boost their confidence through encouraging mentorship by professionals, continued over the weekend at Penn College.

The Feb. 27 agenda included hands-on activities in the college’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning lab and its architecture studio; as well as a Q&A with representatives of JEM Group, a woman-owned construction services firm based in Camp Hill.

The program – a mix of virtual meet-ups on Monday evenings and on-campus sessions on Sunday afternoons – runs through April 24.

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05.21.2021

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation support benefits Penn College NOW

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has made an Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program contribution that will cover fees for 15 high schools and career and technology centers that are participating in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s dual enrollment program, Penn College NOW.

The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under EITC, which is administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development.

Penn College NOW enables academically qualified high school and career and technology center students to take tuition-free courses for college credit. Last year, 1,701 students earned 6,893 credits valued at more than $3.8 million through Penn College NOW.

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01.20.2021

Penn College’s largest endowed scholarship fund receives boost

A new $200,000 gift from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg brings the foundation’s total scholarship support to Pennsylvania College of Technology students to more than $3 million.

The scholarship endowment, the largest at Penn College, provides student recipients with $5,000 per year for up to four years.

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01.11.2021

First National Bank donation supports dual enrollment

First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation, is donating $8,000 to Pennsylvania College of Technology to assist with Penn College NOW, a dual enrollment program.

The FNB donation is being made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development. The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under EITC.

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12.10.2020

PPL grant supports Penn College dual enrollment program

PPL Electric Utilities is donating $8,000 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to Pennsylvania College of Technology in support of Penn College NOW, a dual enrollment program.

The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under the EITC program administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development.

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