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06.24.2022

Golf Classic raises record $140,000-plus for scholarships

The 36th Annual Penn College Foundation Golf Classic, featuring six-time PGA Tour winner Rocco Mediate, recently raised a record-setting $140,360 for student scholarships at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

With this year’s support, the Penn College Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship Fund now totals nearly $2.1 million. Proceeds from the annual Golf Classic and accumulated investment income created the endowed scholarship fund, one of the foundation’s largest.

Mediate, a Greensburg native who has also won three times on the Champions Tour, including the 2016 Senior PGA Championship, hosted a driving-range exhibition and played three holes with seven foursomes during the event, held at the Williamsport Country Club.

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06.01.2022

Couple establishes endowed scholarship at Penn College

Boalsburg residents Thomas C. and Rhonda R. Miller have created an endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology to benefit students in the college’s automated manufacturing & machining and welding & metal fabrication programs.

Preference for the Thomas C. and Rhonda R. Miller Scholarship will be given to Penn College students who are enrolled full time; are Pennsylvania residents, with first preference to northcentral Pennsylvania; are enrolled in automated manufacturing & machining or welding & metal fabrication majors; and have successfully completed two semesters.

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College Relations Scholarships Students
04.28.2022

‘Waffles’ book-signing set for Saturday at downtown bookstore

A muse for all seasons, in true creature comfort
A muse for all seasons, in true creature comfort

Author Tom Speicher will sign copies of “A Week with Waffles” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Otto Bookstore, 107 W. Fourth St., in downtown Williamsport. That coincides with the real Waffles’ naptime, unfortunately, so she will be unable to attend. However, PCToday has been assured, several copies of the book she inspired will be available. And as with “Bucky Deacon’s Dilemma” – the earlier book by Speicher, a writer/video producer at Penn College – a portion of sales will go toward the institution’s Emergency Scholarship Fund.

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04.19.2022

Reception celebrates donors’ generosity, president’s legacy

Commenting at Monday evening’s Donor Recognition Reception on the absurdity of receiving a pollen alert and a winter weather advisory on the same April day, President Davie Jane Gilmour moved on to something equally astounding but far less rare: affirmation of the philanthropy that allows Pennsylvania College of Technology students to pursue their passions and hone the skills needed to transform tomorrow.

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04.18.2022

Construction management awards break $10,000 threshold

Schmidt, an advisory committee member and chair of ABC's national board of directors, presented two awards, including a $1,000 scholarship to Barney.
Schmidt, an advisory committee member and chair of ABC’s national board of directors, presented two awards, including a $1,000 scholarship to Barney.
Reviewing their takeaways from this semester's national ABC competition are (from left) Mike R. Miller, of Montgomery; Laraia; Shadle; Malesky and Smith.
Reviewing their takeaways from this semester’s national ABC competition are (from left) Mike R. Miller, of Montgomery; Laraia; Shadle; Malesky and Smith.
Grates (right), who will be doubly honored when commencement awards are presented next month, is congratulated by Martin.
Grates (right), who will be doubly honored when commencement awards are presented next month, is congratulated by Martin.

More than $10,000 in year-end student scholarships were presented Thursday at a meeting of Penn College’s Construction Management Advisory Committee, an exciting milestone heralded by department head Wayne R. Sheppard. The assistant professor presided over a lunchtime awards ceremony in Penn’s Inn, where various committee members – industry partners who advise faculty and the administration on issues ranging from curriculum to equipment to internship opportunities – presented the honors to a deserving cadre of four-year construction management students.

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03.31.2022

Outgoing president spurs outpouring of ‘Legacy’ support

Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday kicked off Legacy Day, a 24-hour celebration to unite alumni, faculty, staff, students and the campus community in honoring President Davie Jane Gilmour’s transformational leadership.

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03.10.2022

Allan Myers expands, enhances its Penn College partnership

Allan Myers, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest heavy civil contractor and a valued Pennsylvania College of Technology Corporate Tomorrow Maker, has pledged $250,000 to expand its support of students and programs at the college.

The funds will be used for branding at the college’s heavy equipment operations site in Brady Township, to help support equipment needs and to expand the company’s scholarship through the Allan Myers Corporate Scholar Program at Penn College.

“This support from Allan Myers will significantly impact not only the experience and instruction for the heavy equipment operations program, but will also help Allan Myers Corporate Scholars with much-needed financial support,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations. “We sincerely thank Allan Myers for its longtime partnership and the generous support it provides to our programs and students. We look forward to seeing more great things happen.”

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12.14.2021

Endowed scholarship established for power generation students

The David and LuAnn Shifter Endowed Scholarship for Power Generation has been established at Pennsylvania College of Technology, increasing a scholarship commitment originally made in 2018.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in the electric power generation technology: diesel emphasis program at Penn College and be a new freshman student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewable for students who achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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12.13.2021

Kuzio family establishes first endowed internship fund

Keith and Jennifer Kuzio and their family are supporting Legacy Campaign efforts at Pennsylvania College of Technology by establishing the first endowed internship fund at the institution.

Keith Kuzio was a civil engineer and executive with Larson Design Group for 35 years before retiring to open a leadership consulting practice in 2020. Jennifer Kuzio has been an educator engaged in work with pre-kindergarten, elementary and college students for more than two decades.

“Keith and Jennifer’s steadfast leadership and financial investments throughout the Penn College community and the Greater Williamsport area continue to create access and improve lives,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “Our tomorrows are so much brighter because of their humble spirit and servant leadership – a truly inspiring legacy.”

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12.08.2021

Penn College students lead in manufacturing scholarships

Pennsylvania College of Technology students earned the most scholarships in the country from a foundation that promotes skilled manufacturing careers.

Four students from Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies were among the 23 nationwide recipients of $1,500-$2,500 scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. Full-time students enrolled in manufacturing-related majors were eligible for the Spring 2022 semester scholarships.

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12.03.2021

Board member establishes scholarship honoring her father

Lynda Livingston, a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors, has established an automotive scholarship at the college in memory of her father.

The Pepper-Livingston Memorial Automotive Scholarship honors the memory of Duane F. Pepper, who owned and operated Pepper’s Body Shop in Franklin Township, Bradford County.

The scholarship supports incoming students from Lycoming or Bradford counties who are pursuing their education in automotive majors at Penn College. It is renewable for up to four years and includes support to offset costs for recipients to complete their automotive internships.

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11.29.2021

Cunningham family commits $200,000 to Legacy Campaign

The Cunningham family – all eight siblings attended Pennsylvania College of Technology or its predecessor, and four served as college employees – recently pledged $200,000 to the Tomorrow Is in the Making: Legacy Campaign for Penn College to bolster student scholarships at the institution.

The siblings’ commitment is in honor of Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour, who has announced she is retiring in June 2022. Additionally, it honors the memory of the siblings’ parents, Jean and Donald M. Cunningham Sr.; brother, David ’81; and sister, Carol ’78.

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11.29.2021

Larson Design Group provides CAD workshop to students

Adding to its history of support for Pennsylvania College of Technology students and alumni, Larson Design Group developed a computer-aided design workshop that was offered to civil engineering and surveying majors during the spring and fall semesters.

“Larson Design Group’s support of our students through these workshops exemplifies its commitment to developing tomorrow’s industry professionals,” said Chris S. Macdonald, Penn College’s assistant director of corporate relations. “The experience provided our students with different perspectives for the methods used and offered them valuable resources in preparation for their careers. We are extremely grateful for Larson Design Group’s partnership and appreciate the mutually beneficial outcomes achieved with these workshops.”

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11.16.2021

Scholarship opens opportunities

Sydney M. TeleskyWere it not for a middle school field trip to campus, Sydney M. Telesky wouldn’t have given Pennsylvania College of Technology a second look; father Nick holds two degrees from the institution (electrical technology, ’02, and building automation technology, ’04) and she once yearned for a “different experience” than his. That visit, however, led to a summer camp … then to Penn College NOW classes in high school … and eventually to her enrollment as a human services and restorative justice student.

A selflessly committed campus leader – she is a writing tutor, a Student Government Association officer and a college relations assistant – Telesky is among those giving thanks this month to a collegewide support network of faculty, employees, classmates, friends and donors.

“As a full-time student, I have three part-time jobs and an internship, as I am attempting to pay all my tuition, rent and other necessities fully out of my own pocket,” Telesky wrote in a blog entry. “The scholarship aid that I receive is incredibly helpful – paying for tuition and textbooks to succeed in my classes, and allowing me to become more involved at Penn College instead of working additional shifts to make my college career possible.”

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10.14.2021

VW Club adds $2,000 to automotive restoration scholarship

The Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club has again donated funds toward a scholarship for automotive restoration students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

This year’s $2,000 check marks the fifth time that the organization – formed in 1992 and recognized as one of the oldest continually operating VW clubs on the East Coast – has contributed to the scholarship fund since it was established in 2017. Awards from the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club Scholarship fund are meant for full-time students in the automotive restoration major who carry a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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