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Penn College Golf Season Set to Open, Weather Permitting

Whether Mother Nature allows it to become a reality remains to be seen, but the Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team is scheduled to open its spring season later this week.

“We had a couple of nice days (in February) and I was getting excited. Now, I look at the forecast and it certainly threw a wrench into things as far as getting the guys out and trying to prepare them,” eighth-year coach Matt Haile said of his team, whose opener is set for March 26 at Bryn Athyn College. And with only four outings on the slate prior to the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships from April 22-23, every day counts.

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Penn College Men’s Tennis Team Set to Open

The men’s tennis team at Pennsylvania College of Technology is set to open its season this week while the baseball and softball teams are coming off great early-season showings over the past week, when they went a combined 9-6 during action in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Get a Jump on Your Future at Penn College’s April 1 Open House

The modern Pennsylvania College of Technology campus will host prospective students and their families for an Open House on Saturday, April 1, during which visitors can explore 100-plus academic majors in a variety of career fields.

For more than 100 years, Pennsylvania College of Technology and its predecessors have tailored their curricular offerings to students’ dreams and employers’ needs. That responsiveness to businesses and their future employees – and the flexibility to foresee tomorrow’s jobs – will be on ample display at the college’s April 1 Open House.

All of the institution’s newest opportunities, as well as the rewarding careers in time-tested fields, will be available to visitors at the college.

“Open House is such a great opportunity for students and their families to experience what makes Penn College such a unique place to learn,” said Claire Z. Biggs, coordinator of admissions events and services. “Through countless activities, prospective students will get an insider’s glimpse of life as a Penn College student.”

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Archers Off to Good Start; Baseball, Softball Teams Post Wins

Pennsylvania College of Technology archers got their season underway last week while its baseball and softball teams began weeklong play Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Wrestling Ends, Women’s Softball Team Opening in Myrtle Beach

The wrestling season has ended, women’s softball season is about to begin and baseball is underway at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Penn College Shotokan Karate Club Hosts East Coast Camp

In formation behind Penn College coach George T. Vance Jr., martial artists prepare for a belt-promotion event last fall.

Multiple training sessions and a tournament were included as the Penn College Shotokan Karate Club hosted the East Coast Collegiate Karate Union camp this past weekend. The two-day camp featured Sensei Robin Reilly, an internationally known karateka and author of four books on karate training. He is a member of the Shihankai for the International Shotokan Karate Federation, the upper echelon of technical expertise. Representing Penn College at the camp were John B. Preine, Kody R. Dibble, Jason S. Murphy, Destiny R. Barto and Timothy L. Pegg. The kata (forms) team of Preine, Dibble and Barto placed third; Preine also placed second in purple belt kumite (sparring). Next up is the East Coast Championships in April, hosted by Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, and the club will host a belt-promotion event the third week in April.

Season of Change Arrives for Penn College Athletes

As the weather shows signs of change, so do the seasons at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams wrapped things up last week, wrestlers conclude their season this Saturday in a national tournament and, on the same day, the college’s baseball and archery teams are scheduled to step into action for the first time.

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Seasons Winding Down for Basketball, Wrestling Teams

Coming off a combined 0-6 week, the regular seasons end this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball and wrestling teams.

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Penn College Has Milestone Week in Men’s Basketball

Thomas Ross

The Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team achieved several milestones over the past week as senior Thomas Ross became the sixth Wildcat to reach the 1,000-point career scoring mark, the team won its third consecutive game for the first time since early in the 2010-11 season and it posted its first nine-win season, also since 2010-11.

Ross, of Williamsport, scored 22 points and pulled down 16 rebounds on Saturday as Penn College rallied from a 46-37 halftime deficit for an 88-77 win at St. Elizabeth to hike his career point total to 1,008. Also for Penn College, Erik Eichinger, of Villanova, scored 28 points and Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, chipped in with 20 as the Wildcats improved to 9-12 overall and 7-9 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

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Ross Becomes Top Women’s Basketball Scorer at Penn College

Alicia Ross

Alicia Ross became the career scoring leader for the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team and three Wildcat winter sports teams posted a combined 2-7 record in action last week, with the men’s basketball team going 2-1.

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Message of Hope Echoes Loudly as Fans, Teams ‘Yell(ow) It Out’

A common cause turns adversaries into allies: The Penn College Wildcats and Bryn Athyn College Lions gather in solidarity (and the night's signature color).

This week’s Yell(ow) It Out observance, held during a basketball doubleheader in Bardo Gymnasium, once again put a public face on a too-often-private issue. A collaboration of Community and Commuter Assistants, Resident Assistants, Greek Life and student-athletes, the evening focused on the warning signs of suicide and Penn College’s ongoing commitment to education and prevention. “Yell(ow) It Out” started as an initiative by Josiah Stoltzfus, a construction management student, and it’s been amazing to see how hard he has worked to bring it to campus and get the support of other students, faculty and staff,” said Mallory L. Weymer, Penn College’s coordinator of student health and wellness/suicide prevention specialist. “It’s so powerful to see so many of our students and campus community come together to stand up for suicide awareness.” If you or someone you know is considering hurting themselves, please call Counseling Services at 570-327-4765 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Wildcat Coach’s Courtside 3-Pointer Cracks ESPN’s Top 10

A 3-pointer, launched by Penn College basketball coach Ryan Callahan from the bench after a wayward pass, has become the shot seen ’round the world. The seemingly effortless trey came during the second quarter of the Wildcats’ Jan. 10 road game against Lancaster Bible College and quickly became an international video crowd-pleaser. Among the latest to share the footage was ESPN, which ranked Callahan’s fluid feat as No. 8 among its Top 10 plays on SportsCenter, and Penn Live.

Hoops Homecoming Puts Alums Back in Action

Reminiscing in the stands

In what Alumni Relations and Athletics hope will become a January tradition, members of past Lady Wildcat basketball teams relived their proud Penn College days at a weekend reunion in Bardo Gymnasium. The women played a Saturday morning pickup game, were recognized at halftime of the current squad’s contest against College of St. Elizabeth and swapped stories during a pasta buffet in the Thompson Professional Development Center.

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Penn College Basketball Teams Coming Off 0-4 Week

Over the past week, Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams sported a combined 0-4 record, all in North Eastern Athletic Conference games.

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Penn College Athletes Give Back to Community

Being an athlete at Pennsylvania College of Technology means more than hitting a ball or scoring a goal: It means giving back to the community and, during the Fall 2016 semester, Wildcats completed 1,648 community service hours.

Wildcat athletes volunteered at 10 events, on campus and in the Williamsport community, and helped raise $1,575 for various charitable organizations. Organized by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, all athletic programs participated in at least one event including walks to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and sexual assault, marathons supporting the Salvation Army, cleaning up the Susquehanna River Walk and Logue Park, helping incoming students move in, volunteering at Firetree Place, hosting a youth soccer clinic, and participating in No-Shave November.

Last year, the department reached slightly more than 3,000 community service hours and is on pace to surpass that total by the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

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