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‘Nature’s Cove’ celebrates new look with grand reopening


Pennsylvania College of Technology recently held a grand reopening celebration for Nature’s Cove, one of its 10 dining units.

Nature’s Cove updated its dining room with new cabinets and countertops, a larger soda fountain and updated merchandising coolers, additional seating with new dining room chairs, and a fresh coat of paint.

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently celebrated a grand reopening of its Nature’s Cove dining unit at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center campus. The dining unit received new seating and other upgrades.
Pennsylvania College of Technology recently celebrated a grand reopening of its Nature’s Cove dining unit at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center campus. The dining unit received new seating and other upgrades.

“Nature’s Cove was in need of an update,” said Jason K. Eichensehr, dining unit manager. “We needed to make a few changes to serve our students and customers better.”

The grand reopening celebration included a “vine-cutting” with members of Dining Services and college administration, cake, free Pepsi product samples and a “5-Buck” lunch special.

Nature’s Cove is in the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Montgomery. Open Monday through Friday, the dining unit serves breakfast and lunch to approximately 300 students, staff and faculty associated with the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor

Penn College "ribbon-cuttings" are consistently inventive, especially reflective of the venues they commemorate. At Nature's Cove, college President Davie Jane Gilmour employed Earth Science Center tools, slicing through a grapevine with pruning shears. From left are Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs; Josh J. Wrench, associate director of project management/facilities; Jason K. Eichensehr, dining services manager; Gilmour; Jason K. Bogle, director of construction projects/construction manager; Mary Kay Wakefield, dining services assistant manager; Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director, dining services; and Mark J. Leo, director of dining services.
Penn College “ribbon-cuttings” are consistently inventive, especially reflective of the venues they commemorate. At Nature’s Cove, college President Davie Jane Gilmour employed Earth Science Center tools, slicing through a grapevine with pruning shears. From left are Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs; Josh J. Wrench, associate director of project management/facilities; Jason K. Eichensehr, dining services manager; Gilmour; Jason K. Bogle, director of construction projects/construction manager; Mary Kay Wakefield, dining services assistant manager; Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director, dining services; and Mark J. Leo, director of dining services.

Enjoying the new “café-style” seating are (from left) Jennifer Davison, Adri S. Lee and Erick V. Kennedy. Davison is enrolled in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis. Lee and Kennedy are in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis.
Enjoying the new “café-style” seating are (from left) Jennifer Davison, Adri S. Lee and Erick V. Kennedy. Davison is enrolled in landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis. Lee and Kennedy are in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis.

Nature’s Cove history and recent “before” photos are on display.
Nature’s Cove history and recent “before” photos are on display.

At a school carved out of Penn's Woods, dessert is unsurprisingly foliage-frosted.
At a school carved out of Penn’s Woods, dessert is unsurprisingly foliage-frosted.

A lineup of horticulture students digs in.
A lineup of horticulture students digs in.

Apropos the green surroundings, lovely floral arrangements adorn each table.
Apropos the green surroundings, lovely floral arrangements adorn each table.

Eichensehr and a vendor discuss the new array of retail displays.
Eichensehr and a vendor discuss the new array of retail displays.

Cheryl Y. Hammond (right), Dining Services' special events manager, serves cake to eager students.
Cheryl Y. Hammond (right), Dining Services’ special events manager, serves cake to eager students.

Strickland (center) talks with students in the food line.
Strickland (center) talks with students in the food line.

Students sample new flavors of Mountain Dew Game Fuel.
Students sample new flavors of Mountain Dew Game Fuel.

 

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