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Magazine Editor Impressed With College’s Automotive-Related Offerings

Penn College's fleet of instructional vehicles forms the backdrop for Randy Bolig (left) and faculty member Chris Holley.
Penn College’s fleet of instructional vehicles forms the backdrop for Randy Bolig (left) and faculty member Chris Holley.
Inspecting the "Dyno Dart"
Inspecting the “Dyno Dart”
A paint bay in CAL
A paint bay in CAL
Automotive testing ground
Automotive testing ground
Talking with Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor, automotive (second from right), and John R. Cuprisin, associate professor, Ford ASSET (right)
Talking with Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor, automotive (second from right), and John R. Cuprisin, associate professor, Ford ASSET (right)

The editor of Mopar Muscle and Mopar Now magazines visited Penn College this past week, meeting with faculty and touring automotive and collision repair laboratories. Randy Bolig, a former area resident now living in Florida, included the stopover during his travels to Carlisle for the Mopar Nationals. “He was extremely impressed with all the assets we have at Penn College,” said automotive assistant professor Chris Holley, who led Bolig on the 90-minute tour. “He liked the diversity of the general automotive program and the manufacturer programs: Honda PACT, Ford ASSET and, of course, the future Mopar CAP.” (Penn College’s School of Transportation & Natural Resource Technologies is planning to introduce an associate-degree Mopar College Automotive Program in the Fall 2014 semester.) “During the tour of College Avenue Labs, the large number of restoration vehicles in various stages of repair really caught his attention, as did all of the metalworking equipment.” Bolig and Holley also discussed potential magazine articles featuring the college, including work on a Dodge Dart within the Automotive Dynamometer and Performance Parts Testing class. “I think it was an extremely beneficial visit,” Holley said. “Having Randy as a contact will be a great resource when Mopar CAP starts at the college.”
Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer

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