‘Hot Dog’ Tradition Eases Students’ Postsecondary Transition

Making friends at a unique campus mixer

Students (and other dogs) get acquainted with Bruiser, a light brown boxer owned by Michael S. DiPalma.

Forging a bond

Counselor Kathryn A. Lehman and Daisy May spark a connection.

Stacy L. Englert, Le Jeune Chef/hospitality accounting assistant, facilitates some canine-kid chemistry.

Pet lovers gathered late Tuesday afternoon to enjoy sun, fun and conversation at “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” Penn College faculty and staff brought along their furry friends to welcome students in the Rose Street Commons Courtyard. The third annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here” event is an ice-breaking avenue to help first-year students transition to college life. In addition to meeting new members of their campus family, students enjoyed free hot dogs and friendly games of Frisbee and whiffle ball.
Photos by Kas A. Williams, coordinator of residence life, and Michael S. DiPalma, counselor

Comments – 2 Comments

Great idea.

Posted by Linda Strous at August 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

My whole family, especially our poodle Hampton, looks forward to participating every year.

Posted by Kristi Hammaker at August 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University