Last updated May 23, 2017 | Posted in Collision Repair & Restoration, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
News about Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies
Volkswagen Owners Club Funds New Penn College Scholarship
The Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club has established a scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology for students enrolled in a unique major that features the restoration of classic and antique automobiles.
The new scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the automotive restoration technology Associate of Applied Science major offered by the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies at Penn College.
Penn College’s ‘Working Class’ TV Series Earns Second Telly Award
“Working Class: Build & Grow Green,” produced by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public Media, has earned a 2017 Bronze Telly Award.
It is the second episode produced for the “Working Class” public television series and the second to win a Bronze Telly. “Working Class: Dream & Do” earned the award in 2016.
Acknowledged as a premier award for film and video productions, the Telly Award honors outstanding local, regional and cable programming. The 37th annual competition in 2017 considered more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
“As a national leader in applied technology education, Penn College has earned a reputation for combining academics with practical, hands-on education that prepares students to enter and advance in the world of work,” said Davie Jane Gilmour, president of the college. “The award-winning ‘Working Class’ series allows us to share our mission and passion for inspired learning with a public television audience.”
Last updated May 10, 2017 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Building Construction, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Electrical, Faculty & Staff, Forestry, General Information, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Landscape/Horticulture, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Skilled-Trades Spokesman Again Champions Penn College Students
For the seventh consecutive year, Pennsylvania College of Technology students have been selected for $1,000 national scholarships to help them buy tools for their imminent employment in the heavy construction equipment field.
Benjamin P. Coppola, of Danville, and Andrew M. Shane, of Boyertown – both about to graduate in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis – were among the high-achieving students receiving funds through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in partnership with the AED Foundation, an Associated Equipment Distributors affiliate.
Last updated May 9, 2017 | Posted in Diesel & Power Generation, Faculty & Staff, Heavy Equipment, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Penn College Students Bat a Thousand in SkillsUSA Competition
All 25 members of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s SkillsUSA team, including more than half moving on to national competition June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky, were medalists during the Pennsylvania Leadership and Skills Conference held late last month in Hershey.
Fifteen team members advanced to nationals with first-place finishes, seven placed second, and three placed third in their respective categories.
“I feel great about the students’ performance at the state competition. It goes to show how well prepared the students are from their respective fields and how great our instructors are here at the college,” said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college’s SkillsUSA adviser. “I’m excited for the students going to the national competition in Louisville. I have every confidence they will put their best performance forward.”
Last updated May 9, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Architectural Technology, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Building Construction, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Collision Repair & Restoration, Construction & Design Technologies, Electrical, Engineering Design Technology, Faculty & Staff, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, Welding | Leave a comment
College’s Hydroponic Garden Yields Vegetables, Inspiration
Plant production students at Penn College are at the forefront of the “buy local, eat fresh” movement, thanks to the hydroponic garden at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center. As assistant professor of horticulture Dennis P. Skinner explains, their cross-curricular collaboration culminates in the dishes crafted by culinary arts students in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant on campus. Along the way, the horticulture/landscape technology majors get a sense of something larger than themselves. “I think that’s one of the things that drives them,” Skinner says. “They want to be part of a community; they want to give back or provide, rather than being takers.”
Last updated May 8, 2017 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Real-World Projects Allow Students to Leave Lasting Impact
During a soggy Arbor Day week, one in which a damaging storm uprooted trees at Penn College and across the region, students fittingly did their part to beautify their natural surroundings. Horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. and his students performed maintenance on some of the trees in the Schneebeli Earth Science Center arboretum, and, at Williamsport Area High School (in a project that attracted front-page coverage in Tuesday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette), Michael A. Dincher, assistant professor of horticulture, and students in his Landscape Construction (HRT 224) class put the finishing touches on a legacy garden near the Millionaires’ stadium.
Photos by Bower and Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture
Last updated May 5, 2017 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Volvo Video to Celebrate Corporate Support of Education
A long-standing partnership between Penn College and Volvo, emblematic of the corporate support that helps provide all six of the institution’s academic schools with relevant technology and laboratory tools, will be extolled in a video partially filmed this past week at the college’s heavy equipment training site in Brady Township. The visit by a crew from Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg was arranged by Brian Hoffman, regional manager of Highway Equipment & Supply Co., itself a longtime supporter of students and faculty in the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies. Interviewed on camera at the work site were Makenzie E. Witmer, of Bellefonte, and Tyler M. Breon, of Millheim, both majoring in heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis; Ryan W. Peck, instructor of diesel equipment technology; and Highway Equipment’s Ryan Flood, a member of the college’s Heavy Construction Equipment Technician Emphasis Advisory Committee.
Last updated May 3, 2017 | Posted in Diesel & Power Generation, Faculty & Staff, Heavy Equipment, Institutional Advancement, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Penn College Spring Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 12-13
More than 900 students have petitioned to graduate following the Spring 2017 semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Three commencement ceremonies will be offered on May 12-13 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with more than 780 students expected to march.
At 3 p.m. on Friday, May 12, a ceremony will be held for students from the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications.
On Saturday, May 13, two ceremonies are scheduled. At 10 a.m., students from the School of Construction & Design Technologies and the School of Health Sciences will receive their degrees. At 1:30 p.m., a ceremony will be offered for students from the School of Business & Hospitality and the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies.
Last updated May 1, 2017 | Posted in Business & Hospitality, Construction & Design Technologies, Events, Faculty & Staff, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, President, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Alumni-Led Industry Tours Reinforce Laboratory Learning
Students in the Forest Products (FOR 210) class took field trips Tuesday to Wheeland Lumber Co. Inc. in Liberty and to Danzer Veneer Americas in Williamsport. At Wheeland Lumber, the students toured a high-production sawmill, log yard and millwork facility with Penn College alumni Damen R. (’00, forest technology, and ’03, technology management) and Derek E. (’03, business administration: banking and finance concentration) Wheeland. At Danzer Veneer, students visited the log yard and production facility with Paul R. South, a 2016 graduate in forest technology. “Both tours were educational for the students,” said Erich R. Doebler, laboratory assistant for forest technology, who accompanied the group and provided the photo. “It allows them to see in person and experience the manufacturing environment that is discussed in class.”
Last updated April 26, 2017 | Posted in Accounting & Finance, Alumni, Business & Hospitality, Forestry, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
WTI Reunion Takes Grads on Round Trip Through History
The Lumley Aviation Center proved to be a popular venue for Friday’s 17th annual reunion for graduates of Williamsport Technical Institute, a Penn College predecessor from 1941-65. Alumni and their guests, totaling about 75 attendees, enjoyed swapping stories, savoring lunch and listening to remarks by President Davie Jane Gilmour. Presentations on forestry, industrial design, athletics and veterans affairs were also on the agenda. Forest technology students Nicholas J. Fedele and Nancy M. Summers shared their passions for the major, as did Erich R. Doebler, laboratory assistant for forest technology. Discussing exciting activities in industrial design were students Dwight D. Alexander, Sean P. Christy and Brett F. Warkoski, and their professor, Thomas E. Ask. Offering insights into the college’s evolving athletics efforts were John D. Vandevere, director of athletics; Lauren S. Herr, a women’s soccer student-athlete enrolled in construction management; and Chris H. Howard, head baseball coach. Chet Beaver, financial aid specialist for veterans services, detailed progress of the Penn College Patriot Scholarship and introduced student veterans on hand to assist with luncheon logistics. Following lunch, Walter V. Gower, assistant dean for transportation and natural resources technologies, took participants on a tour of the hangar, where many reveled in viewing aviation equipment and chatting with students performing various tasks on the tarmac.
Last updated April 25, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Aviation, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Forestry, Industrial Design, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Sports, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | This gallery contains 1 photo. | Tagged as gallery | Leave a comment
Moral Code: Give Back to What You Love
From the Spring 2017 Penn College Magazine: Author Rick Bass, an activist who spoke during the college’s Technology & Society Colloquia Series, encourages young people to stand up for the environment and communities they cherish. Read “Moral Code.”
Last updated April 23, 2017 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Construction & Design Technologies, Electrical, Forestry, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Landscape/Horticulture, Natural Science, Penn College Magazine Feature, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Penn College Students Finish Well at Regional Woodsmen’s Meet
A team of Pennsylvania College of Technology students recently competed in the 16th annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet, charting Top Four performances in nine of the day’s events.
Penn College was one of six participants in the April 8 competition, held this year at Penn State Mont Alto in Franklin County: Others, in addition to the host institution, were Allegany College of Maryland, Haywood Community College, Montgomery Community College and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.
Last updated April 21, 2017 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Construction & Design Technologies, Construction Management, Electrical, Forestry, Heavy Equipment, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Landscape/Horticulture, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Senator From York County Tours Penn College Campus
Sen. Scott Wagner, who represents the 28th District, comprising most of York County, toured the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus on Thursday as the guest of Sen. Gene Yaw, chairman of the college’s Board of Directors. Wagner, who is president and owner of York-based Penn Waste Inc. and KBS Trucking, Thomasville, is a declared candidate for governor. While on campus, he toured the labs for welding, automotive restoration/collision repair and plastics. Wagner once studied at Penn College’s immediate predecessor institution, Williamsport Area Community College, in the diesel program. In the Senate, Wagner chairs the Local Government Committee and is vice chairman of the Labor & Industry Committee. He also sits on the Appropriations, Transportation and Intergovernmental Operations committees.
Last updated April 20, 2017 | Posted in Collision Repair & Restoration, General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Plastics & Polymer, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, Welding | Leave a comment
Four Camps Added to College’s Exciting Summer Opportunities
A record number of Pennsylvania College of Technology summer camps, including four new offerings, will allow adventurous young women and men to explore the hands-on careers represented by the institution’s eclectic “degrees that work.”
Students entering grades nine to 12 at the time of participation are eligible for an annual Summer Camp Scholarship to attend Penn College. The registration deadline for all of the camps, whether day camps or residential, is Friday, June 2.
Last updated April 19, 2017 | Posted in Business & Hospitality, Construction & Design Technologies, General Information, Health Sciences, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Still-Employed Octogenarian Proves ‘the Sky’s the Limit’
Paul W. Haubert, a 1960 graduate of Penn College forerunner Williamsport Technical Institute, regaled a classroom audience with tales from his storied (and ongoing) career during a recent visit to the Lumley Aviation Center. The 83-year-old alumnus – who operates an avionics repair shop at New Cumberland’s Capital City Airport with his son Wayne – took students and faculty on a top-flight reminiscence of his life in aircraft maintenance. And what a life it’s been! He received his certificate at WTI after an honorable discharge from the Air Force and went on to a series of aviation-related adventures starting with American Airlines at New York’s Idlewild Airport and winding through a number of mechanical, manufacturing and management positions that continue to this day. Haubert was treated to a tour of the Montoursville facility with Thomas D. Inman, associate professor of aviation, and enjoyed lunch at the college’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant with Kimberly R. Cassel, director of alumni relations, and Rhonda S. Walker, alumni relations specialist.
Last updated April 18, 2017 | Posted in Alumni, Aviation, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment