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‘Hot Dog’ Tradition Eases Students’ Postsecondary Transition

Making friends at a unique campus mixer
Making friends at a unique campus mixer
Students (and other dogs) get acquainted with Bruiser, a light brown boxer owned by Michael S. DiPalma.
Students (and other dogs) get acquainted with Bruiser, a light brown boxer owned by Michael S. DiPalma.
Forging a bond
Forging a bond
Counselor Kathryn A. Lehman and Daisy May spark a connection.
Counselor Kathryn A. Lehman and Daisy May spark a connection.
Stacy L. Englert, Le Jeune Chef/hospitality accounting assistant, facilitates some canine-kid chemistry.
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

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