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Penn College Awarded Gold for Centennial Marketing Campaign

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s efforts to publicize its 2014 Centennial celebration were honored with a Gold Award in the 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

Penn College received a Gold Award in the Total Public Relations Program category for a submission that included a variety of Centennial-related works produced during the 2014 calendar year.

Among the materials submitted for judging were a documentary film, “Working Class: 100 Years of Hands-On Education”; a commemorative book, “Marketing With a Mission: Building the Brand That Became Pennsylvania’s Premier Technical College”; Centennial banners; brochures, posters, fliers, programs and invitations created for various campus events; paid advertisements; a Centennial calendar; website content; and an effort targeting multiple social media platforms.

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Alumni Centennial Legacy of Leaders

Legacy of Leaders
Historical Harbinger Has WTI Connection

Joseph L. Lockard
Joseph L. Lockard

Seventy-one years ago, on a day that has lived well beyond infamy, an eventual Williamsport Technical Institute student was an eyewitness to history. From his position at the Opana Radar Station in Hawaii, local soldier Joseph L. Lockard saw the impending attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. His story, shared on a somber anniversary in honor of a notable alumnus, is retold among the college’s Centennial “Memories.”

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Alumni Centennial Legacy of Leaders

Legacy of Leaders
George H. Parkes

Dr. George H. Parkes
Dr. George H. Parkes

During an interview for Penn College’s ongoing oral history project, a former dean of applied arts noted, “Behind every great institution stands the shadow of one man – that was Dr. George Parkes.” Those comments from James P. Bressler about the founder of Williamsport Technical Institute are particularly fitting as the college moves ever closer to its 100th anniversary in 2014. “Legacy of Leaders,” the recently published second volume in the Countdown to the Centennial, brings Parkes and his successors out of the shadows with inspiring stories of their momentous impact. The illustrated volume, which takes readers on a richly detailed journey from the birth of WTI to the institution’s present-day renown, is available from The College Store.

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