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The Spring 2020 issue of Penn College Magazine features the college’s new electron beam welder, turf field and NCAA lacrosse team; celebrates alumni who are feeding those who are hungry, restoring smiles for those recovering from addiction, and preserving aviation artifacts for the Smithsonian Institution; and looks at the well-lived life of former Penn College provost Veronica M. Muzic. Pick up a copy in lobbies across campus, or read and share online.

March 5, 2020
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Expert Tips: Preserve family photos

A photo from Scott's personal collection
A photo from Scott’s personal collection
A photo from Scott's personal collection
A photo from Scott’s personal collection
A photo from Scott's personal collection
A photo from Scott’s personal collection

From the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine: Is Great Aunt Harriet looking a little pale these days? Former Penn College archivist and librarian Patricia A. Scott, ’71, shares expert advice to help you keep your family’s treasured memories looking their best. Read “Expert Tips.”

October 14, 2019
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Epic Adventure: Faculty member gets unique view of Matterhorn

Joe Tavani, instructor of automotive: Honda PACT, during Stage 5 of the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic held in Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland on Sept. 15, 2018. Photo by Nick Muzik.
Joe Tavani, instructor of automotive: Honda PACT, during Stage 5 of the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic held in Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland on Sept. 15, 2018. Photo by Nick Muzik.

From the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine: When Joe Tavani travels, he likes to go off the beaten path. He did just that when he spent five days traveling over 200 miles through the Swiss Alps – on a mountain bike. “I got to see the Matterhorn in a very unique way,” he says. “I got to ride up a glacier instead of going in a gondola like all the tourists do.” Tavani and a Susquehanna Valley Velo Club teammate took part in the Swiss Epic, a bike race that had them climbing 6,000-9,000 feet each day as they rode through quaint mountain villages and lush forests. Read “Epic Adventure.”

September 30, 2019
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Where memory serves

A color rendering of the Hager Lifelong Education Center’s “loop” previews a now-familiar vantage from West Third Street. The drawing was provided to the archives by late administrator William Homisak.
A color rendering of the Hager Lifelong Education Center’s “loop” previews a now-familiar vantage from West Third Street. The drawing was provided to the archives by late administrator William Homisak.
A caddy for electronic tubes harks back to when TVs were too cumbersome to be repaired off-site, so technicians carried the tubes on house calls.
A caddy for electronic tubes harks back to when TVs were too cumbersome to be repaired off-site, so technicians carried the tubes on house calls.
Hand-drawn technical illustrations include a massive steam boiler brought down to size in the meticulous ink work of student John M. Dunlop. The pieces were donated to the archives by retiree Patrick Murphy, an associate professor of advertising art who received Master Teacher honors in 1989.
Hand-drawn technical illustrations include a massive steam boiler brought down to size in the meticulous ink work of student John M. Dunlop. The pieces were donated to the archives by retiree Patrick Murphy, an associate professor of advertising art who received Master Teacher honors in 1989.

From the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine: “There have been many attempts to place on the record the history of this unusual institution, but such records as exist are scattered and incomplete,” wrote George H. Parkes, the first director of Williamsport Technical Institute, a forerunner of Pennsylvania College of Technology. He would be heartened to know that his words are part of a treasure trove of objects, photos and papers that have been cataloged in the archives of that “unusual institution’s” successor to help to tell the story of the institution and those who have dwelled in its halls. For 20 years, those archives – on the third floor of the Madigan Library – were studied, cataloged and preserved by librarian Patricia A. Scott. Before retiring in June, Scott shared a few of her favorite archives finds. Read “Where Memory Serves.”

September 16, 2019
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A student studies his roots while studying abroad

Food is among the adventure in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Joey Morrin.
Food is among the adventure in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Joey Morrin.
Graphic design student Joey Morrin joins Curt E. Vander Vere, assistant professor of mathematics, left, and D. Robert Cooley, associate professor of anthropology/environmental science, in front of a Maya temple in Guatemala’s Tikal National Park. Known as the Temple of the Great Jaguar, it was constructed around A.D. 732.
Graphic design student Joey Morrin joins Curt E. Vander Vere, assistant professor of mathematics, left, and D. Robert Cooley, associate professor of anthropology/environmental science, in front of a Maya temple in Guatemala’s Tikal National Park. Known as the Temple of the Great Jaguar, it was constructed around A.D. 732.
The Penn College group visits ancient sites.
The Penn College group visits ancient sites.

From the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine: Joey Morrin knew he’d someday find his way to his homeland. He was surprised that it found him through a study abroad opportunity at Penn College. Read “Self-Study.”

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Readers of the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine received one of four alternate covers featuring technical illustrations by former students.
Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine cover
Readers of the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine received one of four alternate covers featuring technical illustrations by former students.
Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine cover
Readers of the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine received one of four alternate covers featuring technical illustrations by former students.
Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine cover
Readers of the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine received one of four alternate covers featuring technical illustrations by former students.

Read the Fall 2019 issue of Penn College Magazine. Hard copies feature one of four alternate covers, all drawings produced by students in the college’s former technical illustration major. The illustrations, and hundreds more, are housed in the Penn College Archives. An exploration of intriguing objects found in the archives are among the features in this issue. Features also highlight a student who studied his roots while studying abroad, a new facility for Penn College at Wellsboro, and the experiences of the second Penn College graduate to win an episode of Food Network’s “Chopped.” Look for the magazine in your mailbox, or read, share and comment online. Plus, visit Class Notes to keep up with graduates.

August 5, 2019
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Helping & Healing: People skills make an impact

Nursing instructor Tushanna M. Habalar (in white), leads students in inserting an IV into “SimMan,” an electronically controlled patient simulator.
Nursing instructor Tushanna M. Habalar (in white), leads students in inserting an IV into “SimMan,” an electronically controlled patient simulator.
During a flu shot clinic on campus, physician assistant student Savanna R. Stauffer, '17, draws a dose of the vaccine into a syringe.
During a flu shot clinic on campus, physician assistant student Savanna R. Stauffer, ’17, draws a dose of the vaccine into a syringe.

From the Spring 2019 Penn College Magazine: Personal health, passion and empathy are key for employees in health and human services professions to effectively care for others. Read Helping and Healing.

April 17, 2019
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Active bodies, healthy outlooks: Program pairs counseling, fitness services to help students

The college's exercise mentorship program is designed to pair structured physical activity with on-campus counseling sessions to help students cope with anxiety, depression or other issues. The college's exercise mentorship program is designed to pair structured physical activity with on-campus counseling sessions to help students cope with anxiety, depression or other issues. Illustration by Kennedy L. Englert, graphic design student
The college’s exercise mentorship program is designed to pair structured physical activity with on-campus counseling sessions to help students cope with anxiety, depression or other issues. Illustration by Kennedy L. Englert, graphic design student

From the Spring 2019 Penn College Magazine: Exercise nourishes mental health. A mentorship program offered by the college’s Counseling Services Office and Fitness Center guides students who are struggling with anxiety and depression to become more active. Read Active Bodies, Healthy Outlooks.

April 7, 2019
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Locally grown, globally known

Precision-designed parts, meeting the rigorous standards of industry, bear the company’s mark of quality.
Precision-designed parts, meeting the rigorous standards of industry, bear the company’s mark of quality.
E-Tech’s team approach to business begins with the couple that built it: John, '74, and Nanette Estep.
E-Tech’s team approach to business begins with the couple that built it: John, ’74, and Nanette Estep.
Anthony R. Bastion, a 2018 manufacturing engineering alumnus and former intern, is among the Penn College-educated talent to find a home in his Bradford County backyard.
Anthony R. Bastion, a 2018 manufacturing engineering alumnus and former intern, is among the Penn College-educated talent to find a work home in his Bradford County backyard.
Penn College alumni John M. “Max” Brenchley (left), who graduated in December with a degree in engineering design technology, and Aaron C. Smith, who holds degrees in engineering CAD technology (’15) and engineering design technology (’17), discuss their work on a European aerospace project. Brenchley began as an intern while still in college; Smith’s E-Tech connection dates to his Troy High School days, when an 11th-grade CAD class completed projects on-site through one of the area’s first 3D printers.
Penn College alumni John M. “Max” Brenchley (left), who graduated in December with a degree in engineering design technology, and Aaron C. Smith, who holds degrees in engineering CAD technology (’15) and engineering design technology (’17), discuss their work on a European aerospace project. Brenchley began as an intern while still in college; Smith’s E-Tech connection dates to his Troy High School days, when an 11th-grade CAD class completed projects on-site through one of the area’s first 3D printers.

From the Spring 2019 Penn College Magazine: E-Tech Industries founder John Estep, ’74, credits his team – 70 percent of them graduates of Penn College or its predecessor – for his company’s made-in-the-USA success. Read Locally Grown, Globally Known.

March 26, 2019
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Symbiotic relationship: College, Larson Design Group drive each other forward

Ruth Frontz, ’90, advertising art, is a division business analyst for LDG.
Ruth Frontz, ’90, advertising art, is a division business analyst for LDG.
Ashley (Roush) Hetrick, ’17, civil engineering technology, is a site engineering designer for LDG.
Ashley (Roush) Hetrick, ’17, civil engineering technology, is a site engineering designer for LDG.
Nick Hannan, ’05, ’08, civil engineering technology, is a project manager – energy for LDG.
Nick Hannan, ’05, ’08, civil engineering technology, is a project manager – energy for LDG.
Brent Dressler, '11, building science and sustainable design, is a retail design project manager for Larson Design Group.
Brent Dressler, ’11, building science and sustainable design, is a retail design project manager for Larson Design Group.

From the Spring 2019 Penn College Magazine: There’s a continual flow of contact between Penn College and Larson Design Group – including a stream of graduates earning positions at the thriving architecture/engineering/surveying firm. Read about the work of four of those graduates in Symbiotic Relationship.

March 17, 2019
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Read the Spring 2019 Penn College Magazine. Features celebrate the relationships between the college and businesses like Larson Design Group and E-Tech Industries, and explore an initiative that joins Counseling Services with the Fitness Center. Plus, keep up with graduates by reading Class Notes. Look for the magazine in your mailbox, or read, share and comment online.

March 7, 2019
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Expert tips: Recognize and manage anxiety

Illustratoin by Deobrah K. Peters, graphic designer
Illustratoin by Deobrah K. Peters, graphic designer

From the Fall 2018 Penn College Magazine: For many Americans, the experience of anxiety is becoming increasingly commonplace. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-third of all Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. But there is hope! Penn College counselors Jacklyn R. Leitzel and Brian J. Schurr share that anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health problems in our country. Read “Expert Tips.”

October 15, 2018
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Setting the stage

Penn College graduates (from left) Jeffrey T. Feeman, Eric T. Metzler and Franklin N. Carr have found a calling at Sight & Sound Theatres, where audiences are awed by the on-stage results of their behind-the-scenes work.
Penn College graduates (from left) Jeffrey T. Feeman, Eric T. Metzler and Franklin N. Carr have found a calling at Sight & Sound Theatres, where audiences are awed by the on-stage results of their behind-the-scenes work.
Three alumni use their skills to craft scenery and on-stage technology for the panoramic stage at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster.
Three alumni use their skills to craft scenery and on-stage technology for the panoramic stage at Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster.

From the Fall 2018 Penn College Magazine: Three graduates’ craftsmanship wows audiences of more than a million a year at Sight & Sound Theatres. Read “Setting the Stage.”

 

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Journey to the Winner’s Circle: Kentucky Derby Is a Culinary Marathon for Students

Culinary arts and systems student Jacob W. Parobek, of Seltzer, joins classmates to watch the storied Kentucky Derby from a rainy rooftop.
Culinary arts and systems student Jacob W. Parobek, of Seltzer, joins classmates to watch the storied Kentucky Derby from a rainy rooftop.
On Wednesday, three days before the Derby, students, from left, Bridget M. Callahan, of Pottsville; Bailey L. Frey, of Watsontown; Bethany R. Taylor, of Moosic; and Stephanie C. Myers, of Catawissa, step away from the kitchens to take in the world-famous track.
On Wednesday, three days before the Derby, students, from left, Bridget M. Callahan, of Pottsville; Bailey L. Frey, of Watsontown; Bethany R. Taylor, of Moosic; and Stephanie C. Myers, of Catawissa, step away from the kitchens to take in the world-famous track.

From the Fall 2018 Penn College Magazine: Penn College writer/video editor Tom Speicher embedded with hospitality students as they traveled to the 2018 Kentucky Derby. For a quarter century, Penn College students have joined the Derby’s culinary team. Read “Journey to the Winners’ Circle.”

September 17, 2018