Happy Returns of the Day

About 50 alumni of Williamsport Technical Institute returned to campus on Friday for an annual reunion of graduates from the institution that laid the foundation for today’s Pennsylvania College of Technology. Established by the Williamsport School District, WTI developed many innovations in hands-on adult education before becoming the third community college in the state in 1965 and later Penn College. In addition to reminiscing, the alumni – whose graduation years ranged from 1945 to 1966 – heard from current students about the latest advancements in the college’s welding, occupational therapy assistant and mechatronics academic programs. After a morning of nostalgia and student presentations, the group gathered for lunch and toured the college’s art gallery and veterans’ resource center.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor




Comments – 5 Comments

It is an honor to welcome these treasured, foundational alumni back to campus!

Posted by Phil Berry at April 16, 2018 at 8:34 am

We thoroughly enjoyed the reunion. The student presentations were most informative, the comradery with fellow alumni priceless and the food was excellent. You did a fine job, as usual, Kim!

Posted by Fred & Jenny Keiper at April 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Enjoyed student presentations, talking to other attendees, looking forward to next year’s event. College staff most courteous and attentive, food delicious. My thanks to all responsible.

Posted by Robert Fries at April 16, 2018 at 8:01 pm

The reunion was great, and when I left, I forgot the drinking cup mainly because I could not carry it. Thanks for a great day.

Posted by Donald R. Miller at April 16, 2018 at 8:23 pm

Great time at the reunion. I try never to miss an opportunity to reunite with our drafting instructor, Chalmer Van Horn. A living legend.

Posted by Ron Good at April 24, 2018 at 3:43 pm

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