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College to Host Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

Little League official David B. Houseknecht to be featured speaker at next spring's Pennsylvania Economic Association conference on campus.The Pennsylvania Economic Association has chosen Pennsylvania College of Technology as the site of its 2007 annual conference, to be held from May 31 to June 2 at the college’s main campus in Williamsport.

“At last November’s PEA board meeting, I volunteered our campus,” said Gerald D. “Chip” Baumgardner, an associate professor of business administration in Penn College’s School of Business and Computer Technologies. “I touted all of the benefits and amenities that we have to offer for such a conference. Additionally, the board was impressed with my desire to put together such an event.”

Baumgardner, a member of the association’s board of directors and vice president for publicity, has been planning next spring’s event with Stacy L. Condo, secretary to the dean of business and computer technologies, and Abdul B. Pathan, professor of economics at the college. About 120 attendees from various academic institutions in Pennsylvania and Maryland, the Federal Reserve Bank and the private sector are expected.

The keynote speaker will be David B. Houseknecht, chief financial officer of Little League Baseball Inc., who will discuss the “Economic Impact of the Little League World Series,” held each August in South Williamsport. In addition, approximately 70 papers will be presented and discussed at the annual conference.

For more about the PEA, a professional association of economists and allied social scientists in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, visit on the Web . For more information about academic majors offered by the School of Business and Computer Technologies, call (570) 327-4512, send e-mail or visit online.

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