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Freshman Scholars Announced for 1997-98

Pennsylvania College of Technology welcomes its freshman scholars for the 1997-98 academic year.

Carrie Ann Mayer
General Studies
Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport

  • National Merit Scholarship Commended Student
  • Gold Key Award for short-story writing
  • Flaming Foliage Queen (Williamsport Representative)
  • Ronald L. Miller Memorial Award
  • Newberry Lions Award
  • President’s Education Award
  • Business Student of the Month
  • Key Club
  • Students Against Drunk Driving
  • Softball

“The most attractive feature Penn College had to offer me was the individual attention given to each student. In a small college, class sizes can be kept at a minimum so all students receive the individual attention they need. Also, many diverse areas of study are available to pursue.”

David Keller
Electronics Engineering Technology
Sugar Valley High School, Loganton

  • National Honor Society
  • High School Chorus
  • Select Chorus
  • Men’s Chorus
  • Spanish Club
  • Biology Club
  • Art Club
  • Soccer, Baseball
  • Army Reserves

“I chose Penn College because of its location and the fact that it’s known primarily as a technical college. For the degree I’m interested in, I knew Penn College was one of the best schools I could find.”

Janet Bennett
Architectural Technology
Elmira Southside High School, Elmira, N.Y.

  • United Cerebral Palsy Volunteer
  • Downtown Cleanup
  • Odessa Cleanup
  • Church Choir
  • Church Youth Group (Vice President)
  • Freshman Jazz Choir
  • Freshman Chorus
  • Color Guard
  • Students Against Drunk Driving
  • International Club
  • Footlighters
  • Hi-Tech Club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Key Club (Vice President, Lt. Governor)
  • Adventure Club (President)
  • National Honor Society
  • Senior Quiz league
  • Girls’ Swim Team
  • Manager/Scorekeeper Boys’ Swim Team
  • Silver Key in Scholastic Art Competition
  • Two School Board Certificates of Recognition
  • Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Competition

“I chose the Pennsylvania College of Technology because of its hands-on education and friendly supportive environment. Architecture is a competitive field, where confidence, knowledge and experience – the necessary edge – play an important role. Penn College will give me this edge and prepare me for success.”

Lee Gable
Construction Management
West Branch Area Junior/Senior High School, Kylertown

  • National Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Students
  • Theatre Club
  • Prom Committee
  • Varsity Club
  • Ski Club
  • Power Club
  • Football Mascot
  • Yearbook (Photo Editor)

“I would like to be the best in my field. I have been told by past graduates of Penn College that you will provide me with the best education for my field of study. In conclusion, I feel to be the best, I should be trained by the best.”

Keith Jeffcoat
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology
North County High School, Linthicum, Md.

  • JV Football
  • Varsity Indoor Track
  • Varsity Outdoor Track
  • JV Lacrosse
  • Drama Club (Special Events Coordinator and Freshman Director)
  • Scholar Athlete Award
  • Community Service (75 hours in the Meridian Nursing Home & North County Emergency Outreach Network Program)
  • Daimler-Benz Award of Excellence (Three-week study tour of Germany)
  • First Place, Anne Arundel County Architecture Competition
  • Four Years on Honor Roll

“I visited Penn College for the Plastics and Polymer Engineering curriculum in my junior year of high school (May 1996). Ever since, I wanted to attend. The job placement, innovative technology and friendliness of the staff all contribute. From the beginning, I felt welcomed and chose Penn College as the gateway to my professional life.”

Amy Lapham
Delone Catholic High School, Hanover

  • National Honor Society
  • Volleyball Team
  • Retreat Team
  • Yearbook Staff

“I decided to attend Penn College because of its excellent Radiology program. I think that the hands-on learning and the small class size will contribute to my success in this field. Also, the many activities that are offered will help me become involved and do my best at Penn College.”

Christine Long
Landscape/Nursery Technology
Danville Area High School, Danville

  • Basketball
  • Student Government
  • Class of 1997 Vice President
  • Key Club
  • American Red Cross Volunteer
  • Catholic Volunteer for Homeless
  • Track & Field
  • Future Homemakers of America
  • Who’s Who American High School Students

“I was looking for a college close to home offering a high-quality associate’s degree for a Landscape/Nursery major, that was well-regarded academically, and had a high percentage of employment for its graduates. I found this at Penn College and am excited to be one of your students.”

Andrew Martin
Electronics Engineering Technology
Palmyra Area Senior High School, Palmyra

  • Operation Barnabas (a six-week Christian Ministry in the Los Angeles area)
  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Youth Alive (Christian Club)
  • Journalism Photographer
  • PAW Award Winner
  • Cross-Country
  • Soccer
  • Youth Alive Musicals
  • Cleaned up crack house and converted to an AIDS Hospice

“Penn College was recommended to me by several teachers, including my instructor of electronics at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, through which I hope to earn advanced placement. A visit to Penn College encouraged my family and me as we saw the modern campus and talked with instructors. The technology available to me in the classroom, especially the abundance of computers, convinced me that Penn College was the better-equipped school to teach me electronics.”

Michael Parke
Electronics Engineering Technology
Montoursville Area High School, Montoursville

  • Junior High Wrestling
  • Track
  • German Club (President 11th Grade)
  • Technological Student Association (President 11th and 12th Grade)
  • National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation Winner 1995

“My choice to attend Penn College was centered on the excellent robotics and fiber optics labs offered there. News of these facilities reached me via teachers, my counselor, and family attending there. With these facts and a clear look at Penn College, my choice was obvious.”

Matthew Rosenberg
Heavy Construction Equipment (CAT Emphasis)
Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia

  • Student Aide
  • Community Service Corps
  • German Club
  • National German Honor Society
  • Philadelphia Council of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 477
  • National Brotherhood of Campers

“I chose Penn College because of its small-town campus and its educational, hands-on program. This program will provide me with the necessary skills to go directly into my desired field.”

Ryan David Snyder
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology
Line Mountain High School, Sunbury

  • Class Valedictorian Award
  • Concert Band
  • Conservation Club
  • Football
  • Future Farmers of America-Advisor
  • Marching Band
  • National Honor Society
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Prom Committee
  • Stage Band
  • Varsity Club
  • Weightlifting Club
  • Mid Penn Bank Award
  • American Legion Awards in Math & Science
  • Distinguished Honor Roll Award
  • Robert H. Myers Memorial Award
  • Highest Average Awards in English, Science, Spanish I, Physical Education
  • Tandy Technology Scholars Award
  • American History Woodman of the World Award
  • Most Improved Underclassman Award for Football
  • AYSO Northumberland Soccer
  • Civil War Re-enactor
  • Student of the Month
  • Tri-Valley League First Team-Offensive Guard
  • Academic Honor Award
  • Herndon National Bank Board of Directors Award
  • President’s Education Award
  • Susquehannock Chapter-American Business Women’s Association Scholarship

“I chose to attend Penn College because of the appealing nature of its small student-to-teacher ratios and because it offers degree programs that will train me to be a leader in tomorrow’s technological fields.”

Kristy Treweek
Indian Valley High School, Reedsville

  • National Honor Society (President)
  • Student of the Month (School)
  • Student of the Month (WMRF Radio)
  • Varsity Club
  • Safety Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Church Youth Group
  • Varsity Basketball (Captain)
  • Varsity Volleyball (Captain)
  • Indian Valley League of Distinction

“I chose to attend Penn College because its accounting program was highly recommended to me. Penn College also gives me the option of entering the job market with an associate degree or furthering my education at another school.”

Chase Wilcox
Broadcast Communications
Canton Area Junior & Senior High School, Canton

  • National Honor Society
  • Chorus
  • Independent Study
  • Foreign Language Club
  • TV Club
  • Students Against Drunk Driving
  • YEA
  • Scholastic Challenge
  • Student Government

“I chose to attend Penn College at a guided tour. When I talked with the faculty and staff, they seemed like friends and were easy to talk to. Another reason is the program of study. There were classes that I like, and I think I will actually enjoy. Overall, Penn College is the choice for me!”

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