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More Than 800 Students Petition to Graduate in May Ceremonies

More than 800 Pennsylvania College of Technology students have petitioned to graduate in two commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday, May 17, at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport.

A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held for students in the schools of Business and Computer Technologies, Health Sciences, Hospitality, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies.

A 2:30 p.m. ceremony will be held for students in the schools of Construction and Design Technologies, Integrated Studies, Natural Resources Management, and Transportation Technology.

The student speaker for the morning commencement ceremony will be Danielle S. Lavinder, Columbia, who is enrolled in the Dental Hygiene associate-degree major. The student speaker for the afternoon ceremony will be Melissa S. Roth, North Catasauqua, who is enrolled in the Automotive Technology Management bachelor-degree major.

In addition to the presentation of diplomas, the Master Teacher Award will be bestowed, along with the Excellence in Teaching Award. The Master Teacher Award is the highest level of recognition conferred to a Penn College faculty member.

The College Service Award, given in honor of meritorious service to the College, will be presented at the morning commencement ceremony. A Distinguished Alumnus Award will be presented at the morning ceremony, and an Alumnus Achievement Award will be presented at the afternoon ceremony.

Degrees will be conferred by Penn College President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour and Penn College Board of Directors’ Chairman Dr. Robert E. Dunham.

The ceremonies will be telecast live by SusCom on local cable television Channel 2. For more information about Penn College, visit on the Web.

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