First of 2014’s Centennial Classes Graduates in Weekend Ceremonies

Pennsylvania College of Technology held three commencement exercises May 16-17 for more than 900 students who petitioned to graduate after Spring 2014 classes. The Friday afternoon ceremony honored students from the School of Business & Hospitality and the School of Construction & Design Technologies. The School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies were showcased at Saturday morning’s ceremony; students from the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications graduated in the afternoon. The student speakers were Lewis Damase Robinson, of Bellefonte, who was awarded a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and systems and an associate degree in baking and pastry arts Friday; Benjamin Michael Schappell, of Mohrsville, who received a bachelor’s degree in computer aided product design Saturday morning; and Ashley Grace Maietta, of Hughesville, who received an associate degree in nursing Saturday afternoon. The college also bestowed Distinguished Teaching Awards, two alumni awards and three posthumous degrees.

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  1. Lisa Ritter says:

    We couldn’t be prouder!!!! You worked hard and the end result shows in your brilliant smile :) Now the world is all yours for the taking!

    Posted May 18, 2014 at 12:33 am
  2. Shawnalee Miller says:

    So very proud of you, Carla! I know how long and hard you worked for this achievement. You are an inspiration to all!!! Love you!!!

    Posted May 19, 2014 at 9:16 am
  3. Shawnalee Miller says:

    Congratulations, Karen!!! You are going to do wonderful things!!!

    Posted May 19, 2014 at 9:21 am
  4. Rhonda M. Daniels says:

    Congratulations, Ashley G. Maietta. The sky is the limit now for you. May you go forth as a Penn College alumni and become a very successful Registered Nurse. Love you!

    Posted May 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm
  5. Rhonda M. Daniels says:

    Congratulations, Jessica A. Long. This moment has been a long time coming for you, and I am very proud of you and Ms. Ashley Maietta as Health Science grads. The sky is the limit for you, as well, and, just as I wish for Ashley Maietta, I also wish for you to go forth as a Penn College alumni and become a very successful Registered Health Information Technician. Love you both and always remember that Health Sciences rock!

    Posted May 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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