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Minarich went with a Penn College theme, earning an honorable mention for his caricature of President Michael J. Reed.
Minarich went with a Penn College theme, earning an honorable mention for his caricature of President Michael J. Reed.

Continuing a campus custom that dates to 2014, first-year students in the School of Engineering Technologies this week created virtual jack-o’-lanterns using SolidWorks computer-aided drafting and design software.

Three winners were selected in two sections of Technical Drawing I – taught in College Avenue Labs by Katherine A. Walker and Craig A. Miller, assistant professors of engineering design technology (who also provided the photos from their classes) – as well as an honorable mention with a particularly inspiring subject.

Byrnes has something to howl about, taking home third prize: a Penn College Engineering hat.
Byrnes has something to howl about, taking home third prize: a Penn College Engineering hat.
The big-screen villainy of Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger dominates Brunner's second-place design.
The big-screen villainy of Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger dominates Brunner’s second-place design.
It's smiles all around, for Herndon AND for her blue-ribbon pumpkin.
It’s smiles all around, for Herndon AND for her blue-ribbon pumpkin.

CCD103 (Section 01)
First: Mary B. Herndon, Williamsport
Second: Chris J. Brunner, Willow Grove
Third: Matthew C. Byrnes, Manahawkin, N.J.
Honorable mention: Kyle L. Minarich, Camp Hill

Penn College offers bachelor’s degrees in engineering design technology and industrial design, as well as an associate degree in engineering CAD technology.

Kirsch's first-place entry features textural finesse and an attractively purplish inner glow.
Kirsch’s first-place entry features textural finesse and an attractively purplish inner glow.
A goat's-head carving by Restall snagged second-place honors.
A goat’s-head carving by Restall snagged second-place honors.
Nalesnik finished third with this automotive rendering.
Nalesnik finished third with this automotive rendering.

CCD103 (Section 02)
First: Gavin J. Kirsch, Mechanicsburg
Second: Matt J. Restall, Tolland, Conn.
Third: Jacob R. Nalesnik, Frackville

Herndon is enrolled in industrial design and Kirsch is an engineering CAD technology student. The other five are in the engineering design technology major.

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