Skip to main content

Collegial campus officially says, ‘Welcome!’

Oppressive heat was no match for Saturday’s impressive help to first-year students, as accessible members of the campus community eased the anxiety and/or excitement of entire collegiate carloads. Anecdotal evidence confirmed a corresponding drop in stress levels with every helping hand, and – as there was ample representation from administration, faculty/staff, alumni, student-athletes and their classmates – that’s a lot of hands! The first day of Welcome Weekend ended with a convocation procession into Rose Street Commons, along with introductory remarks, the return of a favorite hypnotist and fireworks to light the official start of the Fall 2019 semester. Activities continued Sunday, including a special orientation focused on the challenges that veterans and military students may face in their first-year transition to college. And on Monday, students grabbed their schedules, campus maps, a steely dose of confidence … and snacks from Wildcat Welcome stations conveniently located on the road to early morning classes.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor;
Tim Wegman, student photographer;
Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor;
and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

 

Subscribe to PCToday Daily Email.

Related Stories

Full tables and slaked hunger keep the streak alive!
Dining Services

Old-school tradition kicks off brand-new month

Read more
Acknowledging the West Branch Builders' $3,500 contribution are (from left) Harlan, current West Branch Builders president; James Hoffman, past president; Gaffey; Simcox; Stein, Reyes-Becerra; Randy Williamson, a construction trades instructor in the Williamsport Area School District (and in the Penn College Dual Enrollment program); Varano; Graff and Kahn.
Faculty & Staff

Trade groups embrace students’ educational mission to Vegas

Read more
Pennsylvania College of Technology Police Lt. David C. Pletz (holding plaque) has received national recognition for actions leading to the Sept. 28 apprehension of an armed suspect near campus. Among those on hand at an awards ceremony are (from left) Penn College President Michael J. Reed; Penn College Police Chief Chris E. Miller; and Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs.
President

Penn College Police officer’s heroics merit national Silver Star

Read more