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Coming ‘home’ to hands-on happiness


The Homecoming and Parent & Family Celebration, while not unaffected by lingering COVID-19 accommodations, still managed to further the unique sense of belonging among Penn College students and graduates. Alumni could connect virtually to their alma mater through several events, and a variety of on-campus activities for current enrollees – both over the weekend and during the days immediately before – brought a pervasive collegiality to the autumn air.

– Photos by Kimberlee R. Rusczyk, manager of social media/online marketing; Trisha M. Temple, coordinator of student engagement;
Shannon L. Skaluba, student organization and information center specialist; and Sammie L. Davis, coordinator of diversity and student engagement

The automotive-themed water feature outside College Avenue Labs sports a bedful of colorful mums.
The automotive-themed water feature outside College Avenue Labs sports a bedful of colorful mums.

Serena V. Bergeron, an automotive technology management: collision repair concentration student from Lansdale, stuffs a plush leopard takeaway near a canopy of fall foliage.
Serena V. Bergeron, an automotive technology management: collision repair concentration student from Lansdale, stuffs a plush leopard takeaway near a canopy of fall foliage.

Fallen leaves dance across the formidable face of the Wildcat, concrete students' recent enhancement of the Field House entrance.
Fallen leaves dance across the formidable face of the Wildcat, concrete students’ recent enhancement of the Field House entrance.

Stuffed, yes, but there's still room for campus news!
Stuffed, yes, but there’s still room for campus news!

A campus centerpiece becomes a Rock o' Lantern to promote Student Engagement's Oct. 23 Pumpkin Fest.
A campus centerpiece becomes a Rock o’ Lantern to promote Student Engagement’s Oct. 23 Pumpkin Fest.

WEB's Wildcat Wednesday event emphasizes the roll-up-your-sleeves hallmark of a Penn College education – in this case, mascot pawprints, courtesy of the ConCreate Design Club.
WEB’s Wildcat Wednesday event emphasizes the roll-up-your-sleeves hallmark of a Penn College education – in this case, mascot pawprints, courtesy of the ConCreate Design Club.

Stationery by local artist Sara Kiehl, including Penn College decals, awaits completion and mailing to students' families.
Stationery by local artist Sara Kiehl, including Penn College decals, awaits completion and mailing to students’ families.

The Wildcat Events Board's Shaqira S. Drummond (left) and Caila N. Flanagan show off their personalized cards. The Williamsport residents are both business administration majors, Drummond in the marketing concentration and Flanagan in management.
The Wildcat Events Board’s Shaqira S. Drummond (left) and Caila N. Flanagan show off their personalized cards. The Williamsport residents are both business administration majors, Drummond in the marketing concentration and Flanagan in management.

The return of goat yoga to the PDC lawn confirms it: "Kids will be kids."
The return of goat yoga to the PDC lawn confirms it: “Kids will be kids.”

Strands of string, artfully employed, produce a familiar calling card.
Strands of string, artfully employed, produce a familiar calling card.

Abby E. George, a Resident Assistant and applied management major from Harrisburg, gathers all the fixin's for a crafty keepsake.
Abby E. George, a Resident Assistant and applied management major from Harrisburg, gathers all the fixin’s for a crafty keepsake.

Fresh from midterm exams, students focus their excess energy in Laser Tag competition on the Rose Street Commons courtyard.
Fresh from midterm exams, students focus their excess energy in Laser Tag competition on the Rose Street Commons courtyard.

Gloves and trash bags line the table at the starting point for “(community) Service Saturday,” centered this past week on campus cleanup.
Gloves and trash bags line the table at the starting point for “(community) Service Saturday,” centered this past week on campus cleanup.

Wildcat soccer players Michael R. Dougherty (left) and Colton N. Wartman team up off the field, as well, gathering litter outside the Klump Academic Center. Dougherty, of Lancaster, and Wartman, of Ellicott City, Md., are enrolled in automotive technology management: automotive technology concentration.
Wildcat soccer players Michael R. Dougherty (left) and Colton N. Wartman team up off the field, as well, gathering litter outside the Klump Academic Center. Dougherty, of Lancaster, and Wartman, of Ellicott City, Md., are enrolled in automotive technology management: automotive technology concentration.

Markers and a wide-open canvas beckon those wishing to put their imprint on a Penn College pennant.
Markers and a wide-open canvas beckon those wishing to put their imprint on a Penn College pennant.

Penn College prizes await the winners of Tuesday night's bingo extravaganza in CC Commons.
Penn College prizes await the winners of Tuesday night’s bingo extravaganza in CC Commons.

A make-and-take menagerie, resplendent in spirit garb
A make-and-take menagerie, resplendent in spirit garb

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