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SGA fall fundraiser to benefit Student Leader Legacy Scholarship

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Join the Student Government Association from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (Nov. 17-19) for its fall fundraiser in the Bush Campus Center lobby. All proceeds from the event benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship, which is awarded annually to students that display exemplary leadership in the Penn College community. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Government Association was not able to host its annual silent auction fundraiser in Spring 2020. After various discussions, SGA decided that hosting this fall fundraiser would be a great additional way to raise funds for the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship,” said David Eaton, SGA’s vice president of finance and a web and interactive media student from Harrisburg. “I would like to thank the SGA finance committee in advance for helping with the creation, execution and turnout of the event.” Bidders on the various items, donated by the Penn College and Williamsport communities, can register on-site with an SGA representative and need not be present when the winners are announced.
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November 17, 2020
Scholarships Students

Six students to receive YES Scholarships for 2020-21

The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Council and Pennsylvania College of Technology announced the first recipients of the YES Certificate Program Scholarship. Students from six school districts have earned the renewable scholarship award and are enrolled at Penn College for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Council and Pennsylvania College of Technology announced the first recipients of the YES Certificate Program Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year.

Six students from six school districts have earned the award. All have been certified through the YES Program and have chosen to further their education at Penn College. The students and their school districts are: Madeline M. Bordner, Williams Valley; Ryan D. Evert, North Schuylkill; Karson J. Felty, Pine Grove Area; Matt J. Siluk, Blue Mountain; Marcus A. Toot, Pittston Area; and Ethan R. Wagner, Minersville Area.

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August 27, 2020
Architecture & Sustainable Design Building Construction Civil Engineering & Surveying Engineering Technologies Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Scholarships STEM Students

Ten first-year students chosen as ‘BE Scholars’ at Penn College

Ten students embarking on their first semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology have been chosen as Built Environment Scholars in a program that rewards academic talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related career fields.

Each was awarded a scholarship ranging from $4,250 to $7,000, funded through a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to increase retention, graduation and workforce preparedness for students in many of Penn College’s STEM-focused construction and engineering majors.

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August 13, 2020
Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students

Administrators boost support for diversity, student leadership

At a Pennsylvania College of Technology commencement ceremony, Elliot Strickland (left) and Carolyn R. Strickland, flank student speaker Hashim Abbas Alfulful. The Stricklands are boosting support for their efforts to enhance diversity and further develop student leadership opportunities at the institution.

Two senior-level administrators at Pennsylvania College of Technology are amplifying their financial support for efforts to enhance diversity and to further develop student leadership opportunities at the institution.

Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost, and Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs, have a two-decade history of philanthropy that has empowered student success at Penn College. As advocates for student development through leadership, service, scholarship and global experiences, they appreciate the precise balance of learning opportunities that Penn College provides inside and outside its renowned classrooms and labs.

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July 17, 2020
Events Scholarships

Foundation’s Golf Classic adopts innovative format for 2020

A new format is in place for the 34th Annual Penn College Foundation Golf Classic – sponsored by Compass Group North America – a fundraising event that has generated more than 700 scholarship awards totaling nearly $900,000 in student support since its inception.

Adapting to ongoing pandemic restrictions, this year’s event enables foursomes to register and complete their rounds during the month of September at the Williamsport Country Club while enjoying a complimentary lunch on the course. Additionally, all teams will receive gift certificates for a “Let Le Jeune Chef Cater Your Friday Night” five-course, take-home dinner, along with a choice of individual player gifts. At the end of the tournament, there will be awards for the low individual and team scores on both a net and gross basis.

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July 14, 2020
Business, Arts & Sciences Engineering Technologies Information Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurism Scholarships Students

Student Leader Legacy Scholarship awardees announced

Two active Penn College students have each been selected to receive a $1,350 award from the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship, established by the Student Government Association in 2007 to encourage and reward student leaders by easing their tuition costs. The 2019-20 recipients, revealed in a YouTube video by outgoing SGA President Patrick C. Ferguson, are Sophia G. Wiest, an entrepreneurial innovation major from Butler, and Ethan M. McKenzie, of Muncy, enrolled in software development and information management. “The Student Government Association is very thankful that two Student Leader Legacy Scholarships were able to be awarded,” said Allison A. Grove, director of student engagement. “Looking to the future, SGA has plans to host an event in Fall 2020, in addition to the Silent Auction that will be held in Spring 2021.” The fund – from which a total of $21,950 has been distributed since its inception – is fully endowed; the silent auction and other dedicated fundraisers, however, have increased both the amount and the frequency of awards.

June 29, 2020
Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences Penn College at Wellsboro Scholarships Students Workforce Development

Pathways Scholarship assists transition to degree programs

Pennsylvania College of Technology has established a new scholarship to support students completing Workforce Development programs in practical nursing and emergency medical technician who wish to further their education.

The scholarship provides assistance for practical nursing graduates interested in the Nursing, LPN to RN program at Penn College and graduates of the EMT course interested in pursuing one of the college’s paramedic majors.

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June 15, 2020
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Benefactors’ matured charitable trust supports strategic needs

Marshall D. Welch III reminisces during the August 2017 dedication of the makerspace that bears his family's name.

A trust established two decades ago by the late Dr. Marshall D. Welch Jr. and his wife, Mary L. Welch, has matured, and its remaining proceeds are being designated for a variety of efforts campuswide to assist students and bolster instruction.

Twenty years ago, the couple established a charitable remainder unitrust with Pennsylvania College of Technology with the intent of enhancing their endowment and supporting academic programs and students.

The Welch family has always believed in providing long-term support through endowments, but they have also recognized the immediate and critical needs of Penn College. Now, the college is partnering with Marshall D. Welch III, past board chair and current Executive Committee member of the Penn College Foundation, and Mary Welch to designate funds from the trust to meet those strategic needs.

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June 8, 2020
General Information Scholarships

Scholarship created for career, technical education graduates

A new scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology provides financial assistance to students who complete career and technical education programs statewide.

A new scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology offers support to completers of career and technical education programs statewide for their higher-education expenses.

To be eligible for the Career & Technical Education Student Scholarship, a 2020 applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident, enrolled full time, have completed a minimum of one year (or 360 hours) in a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved career and technical education program, earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all CTE-completed coursework, submit a final official CTC/CTE transcript, and submit the Penn College Scholarship Application.

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May 27, 2020
Admissions Scholarships Students

Penn College transfer scholarships available to PTK members

Active members of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society who transfer to Pennsylvania College of Technology may be eligible for financial assistance.

The college will award five $2,500 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarships beginning in the Fall 2020 semester. Each is renewable for the duration of full-time study to complete a baccalaureate degree, provided the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 graduation GPA.

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May 20, 2020
Admissions Faculty & Staff Scholarships Students

Provost establishes ‘Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship’

Michael J. Reed

Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs/provost at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is sponsoring an annual scholarship to empower students who are passionate about hands-on, applied technology education.

Through the Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship, Reed’s professional passions and personal philanthropy are helping to break down financial barriers and create access to the unique and innovative educational model that has become a Penn College hallmark.

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April 17, 2020
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Penn College manufacturing students earn scholarships

Four Pennsylvania College of Technology students received scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International: Tyler J. Bandle, of Slatington, and John A. Provenza Jr., of Marysville, automated manufacturing technology; Sean A. Bush, of Williamsport, electrical technology; and Cinnamon A. Digan, of Mifflinburg, welding and fabrication engineering technology.

Four Pennsylvania College of Technology students are among 14 nationwide to receive scholarships from a foundation dedicated to promoting skilled manufacturing careers.

The $1,500 to $2,500 scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, are for full-time students enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study.

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February 5, 2020
Civil Engineering & Surveying Construction & Design Technologies Scholarships STEM Students

Civil engineering student awarded $2,000 regional scholarship

Regina M. Peluzzo, a civil engineering technology major from Philadelphia, holds an oversized scholarship check outside Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Student & Administrative Services Center. Peluzzo, who serves in the U.S. Air Force and is employed as a Veterans Affairs work-study student, was recently awarded $2,000 from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Central Pennsylvania Section.

A civil engineering technology major at Pennsylvania College of Technology is one of four students to be recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Central Pennsylvania Section for outstanding academic achievement.

Among those presented with a $2,000 check at the section’s recent dinner meeting, the 28th time that the organization’s annual awards have been distributed, was Regina M. Peluzzo, of Philadelphia.

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January 29, 2020
Alumni President Scholarships

President, provost launch fund for new-student scholarships

Tomorrow Makers

A fund established to develop an innovative scholarship program at Pennsylvania College of Technology will empower a group of alumni to aid in the college’s recruitment activities.

The Tomorrow Makers Fund, created with philanthropic support from Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour and Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs/provost, will be promoted by engaged alumni who are participating in the college’s Tomorrow Makers Program as they help recruit the next generation of “Tomorrow Makers.”

“Our alumni are an invaluable resource in recruiting new students,” Gilmour said. “What better way to convince someone to enroll here than by having them hear directly from a graduate who had a great experience at Penn College and went on to find success in his or her professional career. I am proud to support a program that facilitates this unique scholarship opportunity.”

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January 13, 2020