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Penn College basketball teams have significant weekend

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams are coming off a weekend of special achievements as Ben Sosa joined the ranks of the elite in program history to reach the 1,000-point career scoring mark and the women’s team earned its first North Eastern Athletic Conference victory in nearly two years.

The college’s wrestling team, meanwhile, went 2-2.

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January 12, 2020
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Student Affairs honored again for positive work environment

Elliott Strickland

For the third consecutive year – and the fourth time overall – Student Affairs at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been honored as one of “The Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Penn College is one of 27 colleges or universities to receive the 2020 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs honor, with the honorees to be published in the March 5 edition of the magazine.

Representatives of the schools will be recognized during the American College Personnel Association’s annual meeting, to be held March 2-5 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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January 10, 2020
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President nurtures seeds of success during all-college message

Midway through the academic year and at the on-ramp to a metamorphic new decade, transformation – the college’s internal modifications to enhance students’ life-altering opportunities – was very much on the mind of President Davie Jane Gilmour during Friday’s Spring 2020 kickoff. “Like any other organization or institution, we need to assess, adjust, change and adapt. This assessment is an ongoing process and will continue as we move through this spring semester,” she told faculty and staff assembled in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. “I believe in our future, in the power of a Penn College education and in our ability to change lives.”

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January 10, 2020
Dental Hygiene Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Sports Students

Standing ‘guard’ on Wildcats’ behalf

Samantha J. Morningstar, of Lewistown, trims a study model, which is an exact replica of the athlete’s mouth. The study model is then used as a form to make the custom mouthguard.
Samantha J. Morningstar, of Lewistown, trims a study model, which is an exact replica of the athlete’s mouth. The study model is then used as a form to make the custom mouthguard.
A newly vacuum-formed thermoplastic mouthguard is ready for trimming.
A newly vacuum-formed thermoplastic mouthguard is ready for trimming.
Lacrosse team members show off their custom mouthguards.
Lacrosse team members show off their custom mouthguards.

Second-year dental hygiene students and faculty developed a program to provide professional-grade athletic mouthguards for members of the Penn College lacrosse team as part of the students’ Dental Materials and Specialties course. The multiweek project began with taking impressions of the athletes’ teeth to create exact replicas of their mouths. This model was then used, along with specialized equipment, to fabricate the mouthguards. The students were directed by faculty members Barbara K. Emert-Strouse and Marie Y. Stewart, both assistant professors of dental hygiene. The athletic mouthguards play a critical role in contact sports in the prevention of concussions and injuries to teeth.

December 11, 2019
Sports Wildcat Weekly

Penn College women snap long loss streak

Competing Sunday in the consolation game of the Susquehanna Trailways Tip-Off Tournament at Susquehanna University, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team snapped a two-season, 19-game losing streak with a 66-63 win over York (N.Y.) College.

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November 24, 2019
Sports

Penn College flag football squad runs out of gas against Lyco

The blur of a crisp night game depicts the busy back-and-forth action.
The blur of a crisp night game depicts the busy back-and-forth action.

Penn College had barely arrived for Monday night’s extramural flag football game against Lycoming College when the host opened the scoring: a fourth-down touchdown on its very first possession and the point after for a hasty 7-0 lead. Penn College responded with a long TD pass of its own, connecting on the extra point to tie the game. Lycoming quickly struck again, scoring on a single play to take a 13-7 lead after a failed PAT attempt. Not to be outdone, Penn College put together an impressive scoring drive (extra point included) for a 14-13 lead. Again, however, it only took one pass for Lycoming to answer, converting on the two-point conversion to end the half with a 21-14 edge.

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November 19, 2019
Sports Wildcat Weekly

Penn College women host soccer playoff

In a busy weekend for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletics, the women’s soccer team secured the No. 4 seed and will host fifth-seeded SUNY Poly in a North Eastern Athletic Conference playoff match at 6 p.m. Tuesday at UPMC Field while the men’s cross-country team placed fifth at the NEAC Championships, the wrestling team saw its season begin, and seasons ended for the men’s soccer and women’s volleyball squads.

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November 3, 2019