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Masonry Students Reinforce Bridge to Happy Valley

Penn College students (at left) Wyatt R. Ford, of Oreland, and Hunter M. Landis, of Middletown, mentor visitors to their assigned workstation.
Penn College students (at left) Wyatt R. Ford, of Oreland, and Hunter M. Landis, of Middletown, mentor visitors to their assigned workstation.
Luse (visible at left background) shares his time-tested craft with tomorrow's designers and builders.
Luse (visible at left background) shares his time-tested craft with tomorrow’s designers and builders.
Furnished with trowels and masons' "mud," two Penn State students get to work on laying block.
Furnished with trowels and masons’ “mud,” two Penn State students get to work on laying block.
Penn College student Joe J. Hetrick, of Painted Post, N.Y., staffs another of the stops on the interactive instructional tour.
Penn College student Joe J. Hetrick, of Painted Post, N.Y., staffs another of the stops on the interactive instructional tour.

Scores of Penn State students traveled to Penn College’s Construction Masonry Building on Monday, furthering an annual tradition that adds brick-and-mortar practicality to the architecture majors’ studio work at University Park. Representatives of the college’s School of Construction & Design Technologies, including building construction technology students in instructor Glenn R. Luse’s Masonry Principles class, guided their guests through a variety of tasks and techniques. “The most dynamic group ever! It was like 49 Tasmanian devils tearing up the masonry lab,” Luse said. “I loved the enthusiasm and desire to learn in a hands-on environment. Our masonry students really made this happen. Their interaction skills and abilities to teach made me Penn College Proud!”
Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

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