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College Presents 10 Penn College NOW Scholarships

Pennsylvania College of Technology awarded Penn College NOW Scholarships to 10 first-year students who completed Penn College courses during high school as part of the college’s dual-enrollment program.

The recipients were honored during a reception on Sept. 30, during the college’s Homecoming & Family Weekend.

To be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, students must have completed Penn College NOW courses prior to their high school graduation and must enroll at Penn College full time in the fall semester following high school graduation.

Pennsylvania College of Technology held a reception for 2016-17 recipients of its Penn College NOW Scholarship. From left: Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost; pre-physical therapist assistant student Seth A. Dangle, of Jersey Shore; architectural technology student Nathan J. Boroch, of Jersey Shore; welding and fabrication engineering technology student Destiny R. Barto, of Wyalusing; electronics and computer engineering technology student Noah J. Hornberger, of Lewisburg; plastics and polymer engineering technology student Tyler J. Houseknecht, of Muncy; machine tool technology student Joseph A. Eirmann, of Bellefonte; plastics and polymer engineering technology student Dawson K. Ruch, of Linden; and Monica A. McCarty, Penn College’s dual enrollment specialist.
Pennsylvania College of Technology held a reception for 2016-17 recipients of its Penn College NOW Scholarship. From left: Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost; pre-physical therapist assistant student Seth A. Dangle, of Jersey Shore; architectural technology student Nathan J. Boroch, of Jersey Shore; welding and fabrication engineering technology student Destiny R. Barto, of Wyalusing; electronics and computer engineering technology student Noah J. Hornberger, of Lewisburg; plastics and polymer engineering technology student Tyler J. Houseknecht, of Muncy; machine tool technology student Joseph A. Eirmann, of Bellefonte; plastics and polymer engineering technology student Dawson K. Ruch, of Linden; and Monica A. McCarty, Penn College’s dual enrollment specialist.

“All told, the 10 recipients earned over 100 Penn College credits while they were still in high school,” said Monica A. McCarty, dual enrollment specialist. “Right now, sadly, college just isn’t accessible for everyone financially; getting a head start in college means that these students have a head start at a Penn College degree, and those degrees will in turn lead to opportunities in their educations and careers down the line. Earning credits through Penn College NOW provides a significant cost savings to many of our students, and our scholarship recipients are examples of that.”

More than 130 students from participating Penn College NOW school districts were eligible for scholarships in 2016-17. The recipients were selected based on the number of Penn College NOW credits completed and on the GPA they earned in those courses.

Recipients for 2016-17 are:

  • Destiny R. Barto, of Wyalusing, who earned 21 credits at Northern Tier Career Center and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology.
  • Erin M. Beaver, of Winfield, who earned 16 credits at SUN Area Technical Institute and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology.
  • Noah J. Hornberger, of Lewisburg, who earned 15 credits at SUN Area Technical Institute and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electronics and computer engineering technology.
  • Collin E. Hadlock, of Milan, who earned 12 credits at Northern Tier Career Center and is pursuing an associate degree in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis.
  • Nathan J. Boroch, of Jersey Shore, who earned nine credits at Jersey Shore Area Senior High School and is pursuing an associate degree in architectural technology.
  • Dawson K. Ruch, of Linden, who earned nine credits at Williamsport Area High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology.
  • Joseph A. Eirmann, of Bellefonte, who earned eight credits at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology and is pursuing an associate degree in machine tool technology.
  • Austin B. Himes, of Schwenksville, who earned eight credits at Warren County Career Center and is pursuing an associate degree in electronics technology.
  • Tyler J. Houseknecht, of Muncy, who earned eight credits at Hughesville High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology.
  • Seth A. Dangle, of Jersey Shore, who earned six credits at Jersey Shore Area Senior High School and is pursuing an associate degree in physical therapist assistant.

Penn College NOW is a nationally accredited dual-enrollment program that allows academically qualified high school students to earn Penn College credits through courses taught by approved high school teachers at the students’ home high schools or career and technology centers. Forty-one academic partners around the state participate in Penn College NOW.

The courses are the same as those offered to students on the Penn College campus, using the same textbooks and exams, but are offered free to the high schoolers. In some secondary schools and some academic disciplines, students can earn up to 15 credits, which equals about a semester of freshman-level courses.
For more information about services provided by Penn College to K-12 schools, call 570-320-8003.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.