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Help Coming ‘Through the First Years’

Dalaney T. Vartenisian, a sophomore in the Web and interactive media major, credits a conversation with her First Year Experience instructor about the stressors she identified in a survey for helping her to progress successfully.
Dalaney T. Vartenisian, a sophomore in the Web and interactive media major, credits a conversation with her First Year Experience instructor about the stressors she identified in a survey for helping her to progress successfully.

From the Spring 2016 One College Avenue magazine: Penn College’s efforts to help students identify their needs – then meet them – pays off in fewer dropout rates overall and a unique reward for one. Read “Help Coming Through the First Years.”

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Cooking Low and Slow in Billtown

George E. Logue III, '10, has found his home as chef/owner of Acme Barbecue & Catering Co. in downtown Williamsport.
George E. Logue III, ’10, has found his home as chef/owner of Acme Barbecue & Catering Co. in downtown Williamsport.

From the Spring 2016 One College Avenue magazine: A calm demeanor and appreciation for life are part of the recipe at a culinary arts alumnus’s popular restaurant in downtown Williamsport. Bonus: Get the recipe for Acme Barbecue’s “Baked Pit Beans.” Read “Cooking Low and Slow in Billtown.”

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Auto-Biography

Automotive restoration technology student Krishna Yadav practices gas welding on steel in College Avenue Labs.
Automotive restoration technology student Krishna Yadav practices gas welding on steel in College Avenue Labs.

From the Spring 2016 One College Avenue magazine: Car enthusiast and automotive restoration technology student Krishna Yadav worked in human resources in his native India until his brother met automotive instructor Eric D. Pruden at the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Fall Meet in Hershey. “I had no knowledge, but wanted to get it,” Yadav said. “I saw the brochure on the table and knew this was a great opportunity – and at one of the best facilities – to learn all the things I would need to know.” Read more about Yadav in “Auto-Biography.”

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One College Avenue Turns 25: News, Then and Now

Among building projects in the works in 1991, replacement of the then-50-year-old aviation building at the Williamsport Regional Airport.
Among building projects in the works in 1991, replacement of the then-50-year-old aviation building at the Williamsport Regional Airport.
Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional Airport, completed in 1993.
Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional Airport, completed in 1993.

When One College Avenue magazine premiered in 1991, Penn College was adding its first bachelor’s degrees, reintroducing intercollegiate sports and preparing to build the Alvin C. Bush Campus Center and Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center. Take a look at how the news of 1991 compares with the Penn College campus of 2016. Read “News, Then and Now.”

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Read the Spring 2016 One College Avenue

One College Avenue Spring 2016 cover
One College Avenue Spring 2016 cover

The Spring 2016 edition marks the 25th year for Penn College’s One College Avenue magazine. In it, compare headlines from Volume 1, No. 1 to the news of 2015-16 and catch up with some of the magazine’s early cover models. In addition, read about the difference made by the college’s early-intervention initiatives, get a recipe from a culinary-arts alumnus who owns Williamsport’s Acme Barbecue and Catering Co., and much more. Find it in building lobbies or read, comment and share online.

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Degrees + Imagination at Work

Industrial and human factors design students (from left) Benjamin D. Rubenstein, Michael R. Perkins and Nicholast J. Krupka prepare to present a product redesign to GE engineers and managers.
Industrial and human factors design students (from left) Benjamin D. Rubenstein, Michael R. Perkins and Nicholast J. Krupka prepare to present a product redesign to GE engineers and managers.
In a GE conference room, the students describe their proposed redesign.
In a GE conference room, the students describe their proposed redesign.

From the Winter 2015 One College Avenue: Following months of research and design to add a brand look and ergonomic feel to a corporation’s technical product, three industrial and human factors design students deliver their proposal to a group of General Electric Co. engineers and managers. Read “Degrees + Imagination at Work.”

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Treatment, Triage and Tenderness

Dr. Guy A. Giordano (left) says that Hassan was the sickest patient at the Ebola Treatment Unit to survive. Giordano is a family physician in Williamsport and a part-time instructor in the college's Physician Assistant Program.
Dr. Guy A. Giordano (left) says that Hassan was the sickest patient at the Ebola Treatment Unit to survive. Giordano is a family physician in Williamsport and a part-time instructor in the college’s Physician Assistant Program.

From the Winter 2015 One College Avenue: In Sierra Leone, a part-time member of the physician assistant faculty lent his skill to help in an Ebola Treatment Unit. “Those patients were suffering terribly, and they bore their suffering with quiet patience,” recalls Dr. Guy A. Giordano. Read “Treatment, Triage and Tenderness.”

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President’s Message: Help Write Next Legacy Today

President Davie Jane Gilmour greets nursing student Lauren D. Bitting, of Lewistown, and her parents, Jeffrey and Cathy, during Welcome Weekend 2014.
President Davie Jane Gilmour greets nursing student Lauren D. Bitting, of Lewistown, and her parents, Jeffrey and Cathy, during Welcome Weekend 2014.

Accomplishments by students, employees and alumni in 2014-15 demonstrate that Penn College is a thriving, indispensable source of higher education and workforce development. We have started our second century on strong footing, President Davie Jane Gilmour says. Where will we be in 2020? Will we be known as a national leader in applied technology education? Will we be recognized as a college of technology, not just a technical school? How will you help write the next chapter in Penn College’s legacy? Read the President’s Message in the 2014-15 Annual Report edition of One College Avenue magazine.

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Read the 2014-15 Annual Report Edition of One College Avenue

Winter 2015/Annual Report cover
Winter 2015/Annual Report cover

The Winter 2015/Annual Report issue of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine, is on its way to mailboxes. You can also read it online or pick up a copy in building lobbies across campus. In this issue: The president looks forward with confidence to 2020; industrial and human factors design students complete a product redesign for an industry giant; a part-time physician assistant faculty member recalls his volunteer time in an Ebola clinic. Plus many highlights from 2014-15. Visit to share stories and leave your comments.

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Alumnus Helps to Improve Access to Safe Water in Rural India

“Headloading” fresh water requires several trips a day and can cause physical ailments. Photo courtesy of Wello
“Headloading” fresh water requires several trips a day and can cause physical ailments. Photo courtesy of Wello
A woman demonstrates WaterWheel 2.5, a rolling water tank that eases the daily burden of fetching water in rural India. Photo courtesy of Wello
A woman demonstrates WaterWheel 2.5, a rolling water tank that eases the daily burden of fetching water in rural India. Photo courtesy of Wello
Jason C. Gross, '05, plastics and polymer engineering technology
Jason C. Gross, ’05, served as a technical consultant for WaterWheel 2.5, developing a new manufacturing process and implementing design improvements. Photo courtesy of Gross

From the Fall 2015 issue of One College Avenue magazine: In rural India, women travel sometimes miles to retrieve safe, clean drinking water for their families, carrying a gallon or two at a time in pots atop their heads. Penn College plastics graduate Jason C. Gross, ’05, helped to ease that burden by lending his expertise to a unique product. Read “Clean Water to Go”

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Building the ‘New’ Route 15

A bypass that will ease congestion along U.S. Route 15 in the area of Shamokin Dam and Hummels Wharf has been the desire of drivers for decades. Photo courtesy of PennDOT
A bypass that will ease congestion along U.S. Route 15 in the area of Shamokin Dam and Hummels Wharf has been the desire of drivers for decades. Photo courtesy of PennDOT
Maggie (Powers) Jackson, ’08, is project manager for a $669 million construction project that will result in a limited-access highway that stretches from the current freeway end on Route 15 north of Selinsgrove to the four-lane section of Route 147 south of Montandon.
Maggie (Powers) Jackson, ’08, is project manager for a $669 million construction project that will result in a limited-access highway that stretches from the current freeway end on Route 15 north of Selinsgrove to the four-lane section of Route 147 south of Montandon.
Groundbreaking for a bridge that will cross the Susquehanna River’s West Branch near Winfield is expected in October. The bridge represents the first of seven contracts that, by 2024, will complete a 13-mile bypass to ease traffic congestion along U.S. Route 15. Artist’s rendering courtesy of PennDOT
Groundbreaking for a bridge that will cross the Susquehanna River’s West Branch near Winfield is expected in October. The bridge represents the first of seven contracts that, by 2024, will complete a 13-mile bypass to ease traffic congestion along U.S. Route 15. Artist’s rendering courtesy of PennDOT

From the Fall 2015 edition of One College Avenue magazine: The groundbreaking for a new bridge this fall will mark the first tangible progress on a highway construction plan that has been decades in the making. The 13-mile, $669 million project will provide a bypass around the congested Shamokin Dam area. A 2008 civil engineering technology alumna will oversee it. Read “Building the ‘New 15′”

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An Artist’s Journey to Engineering

Hannah Michelle is at home in the welding lab …
Hannah Michelle is at home in the welding lab …
… and in the painting studio. In both places, using her hands to create comes naturally.
… and in the painting studio. In both places, using her hands to create comes naturally.

From the Fall 2015 edition of One College Avenue, Penn College’s official magazine: Student Hannah Michelle Scheimreif links the seemingly opposite disciplines of studio art and welding and fabrication engineering technology. “In engineering, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas, and in art, you’re solving problems and coming up with new ideas,” she said. “It coalesces very nicely.” Read “Double Major

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Read the Latest Edition of Penn College’s Magazine

Fall 2015 coverThe Fall 2015 issue of One College Avenue magazine includes stories about alumni using their education to ease the task of fetching water in rural India and to oversee a major highway construction project that will bypass the congested Shamokin Dam area, along with many other stories highlighting Penn College life and the accomplishments of students, alumni and employees. Look for it in building lobbies across campus, or read and share these stories now at the magazine’s website.