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High School Students Get Glimpse of Imminent Tomorrow

Thursday’s Career Day, meticulously arranged by the College Transitions Office, provided a premier opportunity for school districts to visit Penn College and explore a wide variety of careers through hands-on activities, demonstrations, facility tours, and discussions with students and faculty.

– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer; Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor;
and Anna C. Miller, marketing and communications specialist, School of Business & Hospitality

Physician assistant major Curtis R. Gehman, of Mill Hall, shares a heartfelt "Day in the Life of a PA" with Elijah Sweeney, from Lehigh Valley Academy.
Physician assistant major Curtis R. Gehman, of Mill Hall, shares a heartfelt “Day in the Life of a PA” with Elijah Sweeney, from Lehigh Valley Academy.

HVAC technology faculty member Kenneth E. Welker Jr. talks "toiletology" in the whimsically titled session,"Call the Plumber! Everybody Goes, but How Much Do You Know?"
HVAC technology faculty member Kenneth E. Welker Jr. talks “toiletology” in the whimsically titled session,”Call the Plumber! Everybody Goes, but How Much Do You Know?”

High school students are welcomed to Klump Academic Center by the coolest cat on campus.
High school students are welcomed to Klump Academic Center by the coolest cat on campus.

Michael D. Colgan, CEO and executive director for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, talks with business students from visiting high schools and Penn College’s School of Business & Hospitality. PICPA representatives remained on campus to provide a continuing education session for local accountants. The sessions (this one was held in Penn's Inn) dovetailed with a meeting of the college’s Accounting Advisory Committee.
Michael D. Colgan, CEO and executive director for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, talks with business students from visiting high schools and Penn College’s School of Business & Hospitality. PICPA representatives remained on campus to provide a continuing education session for local accountants. The sessions (this one was held in Penn’s Inn) dovetailed with a meeting of the college’s Accounting Advisory Committee.

"X-ray Vision" gives participants a truly inside look through radiographic imaging.
“X-ray Vision” gives participants a truly inside look through radiographic imaging.

Chef Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, explores how saliva, nose and brain cooperate in the appreciation of fine chocolate.
Chef Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, explores how saliva, nose and brain cooperate in the appreciation of fine chocolate.

Nick Gilson, founder and CEO of Gilson Boards in Winfield, talks with students at a Manufacturers Day luncheon in the Field House.
Nick Gilson, founder and CEO of Gilson Boards in Winfield, talks with students at a Manufacturers Day luncheon in the Field House.

Career Day guests tour the college's recently renovated Dental Hygiene Clinic ...
Career Day guests tour the college’s recently renovated Dental Hygiene Clinic …

... where Sarah Craig, from North Penn-Mansfield, operated an intraoral camera.
… where Sarah Craig, from North Penn-Mansfield, operated an intraoral camera.

David E. Bjorkman, instructor of emergency management/social science, conducts an illuminating discussion: "Emergency Managers and First Responders – What's the Difference?"
David E. Bjorkman, instructor of emergency management/social science, conducts an illuminating discussion: “Emergency Managers and First Responders – What’s the Difference?”

Kalee A. Holdren, an accounting student from Trout Run, answers a high school visitor’s question as part of a panel of students from the college’s business-related majors. From left are Admissions Representative Sean M. Stout; Holdren; Stephanie J. Michaud, an accounting student from Linden; and Rachael A. Decker, of New Columbia. Decker is a student in business administration: banking and finance concentration.
Kalee A. Holdren, an accounting student from Trout Run, answers a high school visitor’s question as part of a panel of students from the college’s business-related majors. From left are Admissions Representative Sean M. Stout; Holdren; Stephanie J. Michaud, an accounting student from Linden; and Rachael A. Decker, of New Columbia. Decker is a student in business administration: banking and finance concentration.

Shaun D. Hack (in blue shirt), a faculty member in collision repair and restoration, supervises a student's use of a virtual paint sprayer.
Shaun D. Hack (in blue shirt), a faculty member in collision repair and restoration, supervises a student’s use of a virtual paint sprayer.

Mark W. Wilson, part-time faculty in advertising art, offers a primer on lighting (and lightheartedness) during an amiable session on portrait photography with Millville high school students.
Mark W. Wilson, part-time faculty in advertising art, offers a primer on lighting (and lightheartedness) during an amiable session on portrait photography with Millville high school students.

Students and faculty from the Exercise Science Program provide a full roundup of fitness assessments for a crowd of more than 150 high school students, including a “VO2 peak” calculation on a treadmill to show cardiovascular fitness and impressive barbell deadlifts.
Students and faculty from the Exercise Science Program provide a full roundup of fitness assessments for a crowd of more than 150 high school students, including a “VO2 peak” calculation on a treadmill to show cardiovascular fitness and impressive barbell deadlifts.

Taylor B. Leitzell, an accounting student from Beach Creek, takes the mic. The student panel addressed topics ranging from the high school-to-college transition to time management and social activities. On right is student Kyle M. Landis, of Troy, who majors in business administration: banking and finance concentration.
Taylor B. Leitzell, an accounting student from Beach Creek, takes the mic. The student panel addressed topics ranging from the high school-to-college transition to time management and social activities. On right is student Kyle M. Landis, of Troy, who majors in business administration: banking and finance concentration.

A student-led demonstration in the automated manufacturing lab
A student-led demonstration in the automated manufacturing lab

Logan C. Monta, an exercise science student from New Alexandria, lifts 400-plus pounds in a demonstration of a maximal strength test. He later lifted 500 pounds.
Logan C. Monta, an exercise science student from New Alexandria, lifts 400-plus pounds in a demonstration of a maximal strength test. He later lifted 500 pounds.

A Williamsport Area High School group, prepped and posed in the surgical technology lab
A Williamsport Area High School group, prepped and posed in the surgical technology lab

Craig A. Miller, instructor of engineering design technology, leads guests through a "Star Wars"-themed exercise in "Designing in a Galaxy Far, Far Away."
Craig A. Miller, instructor of engineering design technology, leads guests through a “Star Wars”-themed exercise in “Designing in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.”

Lisa A. Myers, a principal with Boyer & Ritter CPAs in Camp Hill and president of PICPA, talks with students about how she became involved in forensic accounting.
Lisa A. Myers, a principal with Boyer & Ritter CPAs in Camp Hill and president of PICPA, talks with students about how she became involved in forensic accounting.

A splendid fall day on main campus
A splendid fall day on main campus