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Award-winning Wildcats don’t rest on community-service laurels

Golf, softball and men’s soccer student-athletes line up outside the library's Welch family wing.
Golf, softball and men’s soccer student-athletes line up outside the library’s Welch family wing.
Golf and softball student-athletes move boxed books from dolly cart to flatbed trailer.
Golf and softball student-athletes move boxed books from dolly cart to flatbed trailer.
Wrestlers gather at the entrance to Pine Street United Methodist Church in downtown Williamsport, site of the weekend book sale.
Wrestlers gather at the entrance to Pine Street United Methodist Church in downtown Williamsport, site of the weekend book sale.

For the second consecutive year, Penn College student-athletes helped the Friends of the James V. Brown Library prepare for their annual Fall Book Sale. Wildcat wrestlers, golfers, softball players and men’s soccer teammates aided in loading, moving and unloading over 600 boxes of books from the third floor of the library to Pine Street United Methodist Church three blocks to the west. The sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Wildcat student-athletes won the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s Senior Woman Administrators’ Cup for community service over the summer.
Photos and information provided by Tom Zimmerman, associate professor of psychology,
faculty athletics representative and adviser to the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society

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Under the lights … and on new home turf!

Players and officials gather Friday during midfield preliminaries.

The Wildcat women’s and men’s soccer teams held their home openers this past week on UPMC Field, Penn College’s new synthetic-turf facility on the west side of campus. The women kicked off the Fall 2019 season against King’s College on Friday night; the men followed Tuesday evening against Keystone College. Watch for more photos of the new field later this semester, including Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend (Oct. 4-6).

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Five Penn College fall sports teams open this week

Five of eight Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams start their seasons this week, and – despite a limited preseason – they are ready to go.

Scheduled to open in non-North Eastern Athletic Conference action Friday, the women’s soccer team hosts King’s College at 7 p.m. at newly built UPMC Field, the men’s soccer team travels to Hood College for a 7 p.m. match, and the men’s and women’s cross-country teams travel to Misericordia University for 6 p.m. races.

On Saturday, the women’s volleyball team travels to Clarks Summit University for matches against the host team at 10 a.m., Lycoming College at noon and Wilkes University at 2 p.m. And, in an addition to its schedule, the women’s home opener now is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 4 against Fairleigh Dickinson University at Bardo Gym.

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Penn College mechatronics student earns scholarship

Levi E. Pomeroy

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student has received a $4,000 scholarship from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Levi E. Pomeroy, of Dillsburg, is one of 17 students nationwide selected for the scholarship, which requires students to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a career plan in packaging and processing machinery manufacturing, as well as a record of past awards and recognition and industry involvement through internship and career development activities.

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Faculty & Staff Sports

Senior administrator appointed to NCAA Division III committee

Elliott Strickland

J. Elliott Strickland Jr., vice president for student affairs at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was selected to serve on the NCAA Division III Membership Committee.

Strickland’s four-year term on the 10-member committee runs through August 2023, and he is eligible for reappointment. He is representing the North Eastern Athletic Conference; 12 Penn College Wildcat Athletics teams compete in the NEAC.

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Exciting times for Penn College athletics

Roar, Wildcats, roar!

A new-look athletic complex. Four new hall of fame members. A new coach coming in. Some new faces in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Those are among the changes in the wind for the 2019-20 athletic seasons at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“Our kids reported on Wednesday and it totally changed how things are – the excitement and energy they come with is awesome,” said John Vandevere, director of athletics.

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On-campus statue honors longtime Little League connection

Onlookers line the Hagan Way entrance (clearly marked as Wildcat turf) for the big reveal.
Onlookers line the Hagan Way entrance (clearly marked as Wildcat turf) for the big reveal.
President Gilmour thanks the college employees who found a campus home for the sculpture, noting their involvement embodies the teamwork ethos of Little League.
President Gilmour thanks the college employees who found a campus home for the sculpture, noting their involvement embodies the teamwork ethos of Little League.
Student-athletes lift the covering, stitched together in Penn College's signature blue and gray, to bring the "Bases Loaded" outfielder to daylight.
Student-athletes lift the covering, stitched together in Penn College’s signature blue and gray, to bring the “Bases Loaded” outfielder to daylight.
The president joins the student-athletes alongside the statue they unveiled. From left are Nathan D. Holt, of Shippensburg; Olivia R. Hemstock, of Northford, Conn.; Max A. Conrad, of Hagerstown, Md.; and Gillian D. Sinnott, of Sykesville, Md.
The president joins the student-athletes alongside the statue they unveiled. From left are Nathan D. Holt, of Shippensburg; Olivia R. Hemstock, of Northford, Conn.; Max A. Conrad, of Hagerstown, Md.; and Gillian D. Sinnott, of Sykesville, Md.
Wildcat pitcher Holt (14) poses with his numerically linked "teammate."
Wildcat pitcher Holt (14) poses with his numerically linked “teammate.”

A bronze sculpture of a left fielder, the latest installation in the communitywide “Bases Loaded” project, was unveiled in a brief ceremony near Penn College’s main entrance Friday morning. Wearing No. 14, in commemoration of the institution’s 1914 founding, the player stands at the northeast corner of the turning circle outside the Student & Administrative Services Center. “Our connection to the Little League program is one we’re very proud of,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour, a member and former chair of the Little League International Board of Directors. Fresh from a college picnic for Little League Baseball World Series participants prior to Wednesday’s Grand Slam Parade, Gilmour noted that the eyes of the world are on Williamsport … and the statue “brings a little piece of that world to our campus.” Wildcat baseball and softball players joined in the unveiling, which was attended by a number of Wildcat student-athletes, coaches and administrators, as well as college employees. In addition to the president, speakers were Jason Fink, president and CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; and Amy J. Brooks, of Susquehanna Trailways, who chairs the Chamber’s Visitors Bureau Operating Committee. Other statues – strategically placed to call attention to the area’s abundant attractions – are at Market Square, the Trade & Transit Centre II Plaza, the Original Little League complex, BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, and the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center campus. The project was launched in 2014 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball and will culminate in 2021 with the 75th anniversary of the Little League Baseball World Series.

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Little Leaguers enjoy food, fellowship on eve of Series play

The very definition of a "good sport," Penn College Police Officer Jeffrey E. Kriner makes a fashion statement in a photo op with Mexico players from Guadalupe, Nuevo León. "Making a child smile takes little effort," Kriner explained, "but leaves a lifetime of memories."

LLWS logoWith convenient proximity to the start of Wednesday’s Grand Slam Parade route, and historic community ties to Little League Baseball, Pennsylvania College of Technology warmly welcomed visitors to the 73rd annual Little League Baseball World Series (Aug. 15-25). For the 11th year, the college hosted a Wednesday picnic for players, coaches, team “uncles,” umpires and officials outside the Bush Campus Center; students and employees also participated in the evening’s parade through Williamsport, for which five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson served as grand marshal.

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Penn College announces 2019 Hall of Fame class

Hall of Fame class announced

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Athletics Department has announced its 2019 Hall of Fame Class: Cody E. Buterbaugh, Zachary J. Buterbaugh, Christopher P. Brennan and Teresa S. Burrill.

The inductees will enter the Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony in the Thompson Professional Development Center.

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Series-bound softball team rides in style

LLSWS logoA Wildcat sendoffA Penn College-branded bus, one of two in the fleet of Susquehanna Trailways – a generous supporter of Wildcat Athletics – transported the South Williamsport Little League softball team to the Williamsport Regional Airport this past weekend for its flight to Portland, Oregon. The 12-year-olds meet Asia-Pacific there on Wednesday in the first game of the Little League Softball World Series.
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Penn College Summer Commencement to be held Aug. 10

Summer 2019 Commencement at Penn College is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

A total of 275 students have petitioned to graduate following Pennsylvania College of Technology’s summer sessions. A commencement ceremony is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Community Arts Center.

The student speaker for the 11 a.m. event will be Dylan Gary Otis, of Wyalusing, who will be presented with Associate of Applied Science degrees in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis and heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis.

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Faculty & Staff Sports

Penn College esports coach elected to national board

Joshua D. Young

The head coach of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s nascent esports team will have a voice in shaping policy for the national association that champions varsity-level competition.

Members of the National Association of College Esports elected Joshua D. Young, a learning systems administrator at the college and founding coach of the school’s esports program, to its board of directors during the organization’s recent national conference in Harrisburg.

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