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Connections: Complete! (Almost)

Connections Links (front row, from left): David A. Gadalla, Mechanicsburg, aviation maintenance technology: Margo L. Rudy, Hollidaysburg, health information technology; Kaylee M. Griffth, Moscow, applied innovation; Lindsey A. King, Hanover, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration. Back row, from left, are: Kacie C. Snyder, Bangor, pre-nursing; Emily K. Conklin, Port Allegany, dental hygiene; Patrick C. Ferguson, Williamsport, business administration: management concentration; Cera N. Blunk, Schuylkill Haven, physician assistant; Ethan M. McKenzie, Muncy, software development and information management; Shawnee M. Mills, Waldorf, Md., plastics and polymer engineering technology; Natascha G. Santaella, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, applied management; and Christine A. Limbert, Curwensville, pre-dental hygiene.
Connections Links (front row, from left): David A. Gadalla, Mechanicsburg, aviation maintenance technology: Margo L. Rudy, Hollidaysburg, health information technology; Kaylee M. Griffth, Moscow, applied innovation; Lindsey A. King, Hanover, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration. Back row, from left, are: Kacie C. Snyder, Bangor, pre-nursing; Emily K. Conklin, Port Allegany, dental hygiene; Patrick C. Ferguson, Williamsport, business administration: management concentration; Cera N. Blunk, Schuylkill Haven, physician assistant; Ethan M. McKenzie, Muncy, software development and information management; Shawnee M. Mills, Waldorf, Md., plastics and polymer engineering technology; Natascha G. Santaella, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, applied management; and Christine A. Limbert, Curwensville, pre-dental hygiene.
President Davie Jane Gilmour greets a full house of incoming students and their guests.
President Davie Jane Gilmour greets a full house of incoming students and their guests.
Already appropriately dressed in Wildcat wear, a new student answers a question posed on a beach ball that was circulated as a conversation-starter.
Already appropriately dressed in Wildcat wear, a new student answers a question posed on a beach ball that was circulated as a conversation-starter.
A welcoming wave from the Connections Links as they take the stage in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
A welcoming wave from the Connections Links as they take the stage in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
Fueling up for the day’s events, students and their families enjoy nourishment and conversation in the Keystone Dining Room.
Fueling up for the day’s events, students and their families enjoy nourishment and conversation in the Keystone Dining Room.

The sixth (and final) two-day session of Connections, Penn College’s orientation program, concludes Thursday. Two one-day sessions remain: July 30, for adult learners, and Aug. 17, a last-minute informational opportunity for students who didn’t catch an earlier event (Welcome Weekend activities begin Aug. 18). The summerlong orientation process gives incoming students the ability to network with fellow newcomers and offers parents the opportunity to finalize remaining questions. A comprehensive overview of campus life and academic expectations, the popular experience is facilitated by Student Activities, with the support of numerous other campus offices, and 12 student leaders known as “Connections Links.”

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