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Cisco Networking Academy Students Visit PPL Telcom Headquarters

Pictured during a recent Penn College student%2Ffaculty visit to PPL Telcom are, from left, Tim Smith, manager of engineering%3B students Joe Krug and Brian Snodgrass%3B Jeff rey B. Weaver, assistant professor of electronics%3B Robert A. Belles, Penn College computer-lab coordinator%3B Charles Boddy, director of marketing%3B students Mike Ceresini and Andrew Bubb%3B Tony Vasco, regional sales manager%3B students Bryan Donaldson and Nick Hetrick%3B and Stanley G. Boler, associate professor of electronics.A group of seven Penn College students, along with two faculty members, visited the corporate headquarters of PPL Telcom in Allentown on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The group was hosted by Tony Vasco, regional sales manager, and Charles Boddy, director of marketing.

PPL Telcom President David Kelley spoke to the students about the companies’ range of products and services and his vision of the future of telecommunications. Tim Smith, manager of engineering, and Miguel Gracia, Network Operations Center manager, gave overviews of their respective departments and the types of skills students need to be successful in those areas of business.

The group toured the Network Operations Center and Hausman Service Center, where they learned a great deal about the types of equipment used in providing voice and data communication services to PPL Telcom customers. PPL Telcom is the provider of Penn College’s connection to the Internet.

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