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Dependable Dozen Help New Students Connect to Penn College

Connections
Connections

Twelve student leaders at Pennsylvania College of Technology are serving as orientation assistants this summer, helping to prepare first-year enrollees for the start of fall classes.

Named for the relationships they forge with the college’s newest students and their families, the “Links” provide essential peer-to-peer advice on a variety of topics – and energetically ease their guests’ anxiety through the hurdles of transition – during summerlong Connections sessions.

“Our Links are invaluable to the Connections program. Not only do they provide additional support to the Student Activities Office, they also serve as role models by displaying the responsibility and maturity of an upperclass student,” said Kimberly R. Cassel, student activities director. “Their motivation, enthusiasm and dedication keep Connections running smoothly and make the experience an enjoyable one for incoming students and their families.”

This year’s Links, their majors and hometowns are: Mitchell J. Berninger, Web and interactive media, Williamsport; Kyle D. Bomboy, physician assistant, Unityville; Chelsey M. Carnrike, nursing, Muncy; Lauren J. Crouse, applied human services, Turbotville; Caitlin R. Dohrmann, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration, Williamsport; Morgan N. Keyser, graphic design, Cogan Station; Kyani L. Lawrence, nursing, New Rochelle, New York; Sarah A. Mongiello, business administration: banking and finance concentration, Canadensis; Duncan Rodriguez, nursing, Kunkletown; Emma J. Sutterlin, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, State College; Morgan J. Tannery, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration, Millersburg; and Brittany R. Terpstra, Web and interactive media, Jim Thorpe.

Connections, which began in late June, comprises a total of six two-day sessions that provide a comprehensive overview of academic expectations and student life, and one-day sessions for adult learners and transfers, respectively.

For information about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

This summer’s orientation leaders at Penn College: Top row, from left, are Caitlin R. Dohrmann, Williamsport; Duncan Rodriguez, Kunkletown; Morgan N. Keyser, Cogan Station; Sarah A. Mongiello, Canadensis; Mitchell J. Berninger, Williamsport; and Chelsey M. Carnrike, Muncy. Bottom row, from left, are Kyle D. Bomboy, Unityville; Brittany R. Terpstra, Jim Thorpe; Morgan J. Tannery, Millersburg; Emma J. Sutterlin, State College; Kyani L. Lawrence, New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Lauren J. Crouse, Turbotville.
This summer’s orientation leaders at Penn College: Top row, from left, are Caitlin R. Dohrmann, Williamsport; Duncan Rodriguez, Kunkletown; Morgan N. Keyser, Cogan Station; Sarah A. Mongiello, Canadensis; Mitchell J. Berninger, Williamsport; and Chelsey M. Carnrike, Muncy. Bottom row, from left, are Kyle D. Bomboy, Unityville; Brittany R. Terpstra, Jim Thorpe; Morgan J. Tannery, Millersburg; Emma J. Sutterlin, State College; Kyani L. Lawrence, New Rochelle, N.Y.; and Lauren J. Crouse, Turbotville.