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College’s IT Curriculum Celebrates Golden Milestone

Jim Cunningham, ’73, the college’s retired chief information officer and now special assistant to the president, provides an overview of his career, which encompasses a wealth of the college’s computing history.
Jim Cunningham, ’73, the college’s retired chief information officer and now special assistant to the president, provides an overview of his career, which encompasses a wealth of the college’s computing history.
Alumni, faculty and retirees gather for a group photo at an afternoon reception. At center is George P. Wolfe, who implemented not only the first computer curriculum at the college but also implemented the Technology Transfer Center, now known as Workforce Development & Continuing Education.
Alumni, faculty and retirees gather for a group photo at an afternoon reception. At center is George P. Wolfe, who implemented not only the first computer curriculum at the college but also implemented the Technology Transfer Center, now known as Workforce Development & Continuing Education.

About 35 alumni and friends, along with students, employees and retirees, spent at least part of their day Friday celebrating the golden anniversary of computing at Penn College in the at-times packed Thompson Professional Development Center. The daylong celebration included presentations by eight alumni, lunch, a campus tour and an afternoon reception featuring remarks by George P. Wolfe, who implemented and taught the first computer curriculum – then called engineering and design data processing technology – in 1963.

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