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Penn College Athletics Is On the Move

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently marked the beginning of its full membership status with the NCAA by unveiling a Wildcat-inspired bus – Susquehanna Trailways-owned and Penn College-branded – and a new way to support athletics: the Wildcat Club. “The bus is to continue to spread the word about Penn College, so everywhere this bus goes, whether it has our athletes in it or somebody else, they have the opportunity to know about (the college) and the new Wildcat in town,” President Davie Jane Gilmour said. The college is grateful to alumnus Cam Kephart, ’97, vice president for Susquehanna Trailways, for his assistance in coordinating this mutually beneficial agreement. “It’s going to be a huge recruiting advantage for us,” added John D. Vandevere, director of athletics. “Because everybody that we’re driving past – high schools, small towns, other colleges and universities that we play – are going to see that, “Wow, they really upped their game!” (Photo gallery)

Two Penn College Teams Hit Win Column

Pennsylvania College of Technology tasted victory last week in women’s soccer and men’s tennis action.

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NCAA Celebration Heralds New Era for Penn College Athletics

A fan-tastic night to catch Wildcat fever!

The campus community officially entered an exciting new age Wednesday night: celebrating Pennsylvania College of Technology’s full membership in Division III of the NCAA – not to mention the attendant boost to school pride from a dynamic new logo, an exciting mascot makeover and a literal driving force for institutional marketing. A short program outside the Field House marked the occasion, recognizing the members and sponsors of Athletics and the Wildcat Club booster society, followed by a women’s soccer game at the Athletic Field and a women’s volleyball match in Bardo Gymnasium.

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Golf Coach Excited About Team’s Possibilities

Although the North Eastern Athletic Conference golf championship is months away in April, Pennsylvania College of Technology golf coach Matt Haile already is looking forward to it as the start of his team’s fall season looms.

“I’m really excited to see how we do. We have some freshmen who really have been playing some spectacular golf,” said the coach, beginning his ninth season, as the Wildcats prepare for their Wednesday opener at the Keuka College Invitational.

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Penn College to Celebrate New Era for Wildcat Athletics

A new era in athletics

Wildcat Athletics at Pennsylvania College of Technology enters a bold new era this fall, competing as a full member of NCAA Division III.

To celebrate, the college is holding a free, family-friendly event on Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. on the Field House lawn. Participants can learn more about Wildcat Athletics teams, meet the new Wildcat mascot, celebrate the launch of the Wildcat Club, and enjoy music and refreshments. Registration is appreciated.

Afterward, at 7 p.m., attendees can cheer on the Wildcat women’s soccer team as it faces crosstown rival Lycoming College on the Athletic Field, or the Wildcat women’s volleyball team, as it competes against Penn State Abington in Bardo Gym.

“Our Wildcat athletes are an integral part of student life, contributing on the playing field and off,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour. “With full NCAA Division III membership, our student-athletes now can compete for national championships, further enhancing institutional pride. This event will celebrate the significant role Wildcat Athletics plays in the full college experience offered on campus.”

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Two More Fall Wildcat Sports Teams Opening

Two more Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams are scheduled to open their seasons over the next week as the men’s tennis team hosts Susquehanna University at noon Saturday and the women’s tennis team travels to Misericordia University at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

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Well-Rounded: Campus Involvement Reflects Appreciation for Life

Hanna Williams. Photo by Tia G. La

From the Fall 2017 Penn College Magazine: Student-athlete Hanna Williams’ farming childhood established her work ethic; tragedy inspired her to make the most of her student experience. Read “Well-Rounded.”

Five Penn College Teams Set for Openers This Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s highly anticipated first season as a full-fledged member of NCAA Division III begins this week with five nonconference openers.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the women’s soccer team hosts King’s College while, at 6 p.m., the men’s soccer team is at Geneva College and the men’s and women’s cross-country teams are at the Misericordia University Invitational.

On Saturday, the women’s volleyball squad competes at the Lycoming College Classic as it faces the host team at 10 a.m. and Summit University at noon.

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Thousands Answer the ‘Play Ball’ Call on College Night at BB&T

Reserved seats burst with Wildcat pride.

Three nights after hosting Major League Baseball’s Little League Classic between the Pirates and Cardinals, BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field welcomed another crop of VIPs: the students, employees and alumni who attended Wednesday’s “Penn College Night.” An enthusiastic crowd of 2,178 watched a doubleheader between the Williamsport Crosscutters and the Auburn (New York) Doubledays, with the hometown favorites holding their opponent scoreless in both seven-inning games (2-0 and 3-0). Fans enjoyed giveaways, between-inning entertainment, $1 hot dogs, the company of classmates and co-workers, and ideal temperatures in the mid-70s.

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Penn College Administrators Gift Wildcat Mascot Outfits

Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost, and Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs, are providing funding for two new Wildcat mascot outfits at Penn College. The mascot outfits are based on the new Wildcat Athletics logo, seen here at center court in Bardo Gymnasium.

A bold new Wildcat Athletics logo was introduced at Pennsylvania College of Technology in April, and two senior administrators on campus are providing funding for the college to purchase two new Wildcat mascot outfits based on the updated design.

Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management/associate provost, and Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs, are making the gift in support of the Wildcat Athletics program at the college.

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Penn College Fall Sports Teams Prep for Openers

Practice continues and season openers loom for Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes as the Wildcats will compete as full-fledged members of NCAA Division III for the first time.

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Wildcats’ MLB Field Assignment Makes News

The Penn College Wildcat baseball team’s handling of the field tarp for Sunday’s nationally televised MLB Little League Classic is featured in a report on Philadelphia’s WHYY-FM public radio station. Coach Chris Howard and his team were recruited for field duty for the major league game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, played in BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. The Wildcats and the college’s 2017 Little League pin also got a mention during the live broadcast on ESPN.

Wildcat Baseball Team on Field Crew for Major League Game

When the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates square off Aug. 20 in the MLB Little League Classic, there will be a few familiar faces at the nationally televised event. Approximately 20 Penn College baseball players and head coach Chris Howard will be responsible for the field tarp in case of inclement weather at the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game.

“I’ve never had a quicker reply to a group text from any team as I did when I asked the guys who wanted to volunteer for this,” Howard recalled. “I had all 20 volunteers well within an hour.”

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Bardo Gym Gets a New Cat

To commemorate Penn College’s move to NCAA Division III membership, the historic floor of Bardo Gymnasium received a facelift this summer. The college’s sleek, new Wildcat logo is now on the prowl at center court. A short time-lapse video provided by the Athletics Department shows the transformation. Go, Wildcats!

Penn College Degree Leads to Philadelphia Eagles Front Office

Penn College web and interactive media alumnus Christopher C. Rutledge is employed by the Philadelphia Eagles as digital project coordinator.

Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate Christopher C. Rutledge, a collegiate soccer player and all-around sports enthusiast, chose his degree without imagining that it would lead to work that so closely relates to his lifelong pastime, let alone that his first full-time job would be with his favorite NFL team.

“Ever since I was 6 years of age, I have been in love with sports, and to this day, I still get myself involved with many activities, whether it is football, soccer, softball, etc.,” the 2016 graduate said.

Rutledge, a four-year member of the Penn College men’s soccer team, received a bachelor’s degree in web and interactive media. Last summer, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office as digital project coordinator.

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