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Open House Crowds Explore Their Penn College Potential

Fall Open House, held Sunday at Pennsylvania College of Technology, provided an eye-opening experience for those considering enrollment with a national leader in applied technology education. Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the day included tours; rewarding interaction with employees, students and inspiring alumni; and unique insight into campus life.

– Photos by Tia G. La and Grace F. Clark, student photographers;
Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor; and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

Student Ambassador Lindsey A. King joins a mother and son on their get-acquainted tour of campus.
Student Ambassador Lindsey A. King joins a mother and son on their get-acquainted tour of campus.

Marc E. Bridgens, dean of construction and design technologies, provides illuminating answers to attendees' questions.
Marc E. Bridgens, dean of construction and design technologies, provides illuminating answers to attendees’ questions.

Nursing students Karissa L. Hornberger Pearson (left background) and Kasandra L. Smoyer (right) help visitors listen to the heart and lung sounds of Sim Man 3G.
Nursing students Karissa L. Hornberger Pearson (left background) and Kasandra L. Smoyer (right) help visitors listen to the heart and lung sounds of Sim Man 3G.

A day for families to discover Penn College
A day for families to discover Penn College

Zachary R. Althouse, of Womelsdorf, an electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis major, demonstrates his "can crusher," a programmed recycling center. He was among the students showcasing impressive projects in the college's mechatronics lab.
Zachary R. Althouse, of Womelsdorf, an electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis major, demonstrates his “can crusher,” a programmed recycling center. He was among the students showcasing impressive projects in the college’s mechatronics lab.

Bryan M. Behm, one of the college's knowledgeable and ever-helpful student ambassadors, greets Open House visitors arriving at the Field House for check-in.
Bryan M. Behm, one of the college’s knowledgeable and ever-helpful student ambassadors, greets Open House visitors arriving at the Field House for check-in.

Penn College balloons are among the festive décor welcoming visitors to the Field House.
Penn College balloons are among the festive décor welcoming visitors to the Field House.

Faculty, students and alumni prepare to enlighten visitors to the School of Construction & Design Technologies.
Faculty, students and alumni prepare to enlighten visitors to the School of Construction & Design Technologies.

Joseph E. LeBlanc (right), assistant professor of physics, exhibits the fun side of science at the "haunted physics lab."
Joseph E. LeBlanc (right), assistant professor of physics, exhibits the fun side of science at the “haunted physics lab.”

Among the day's alumni volunteers is Jonathan F. DeRoner, a 2015 graduate in computer aided product design.
Among the day’s alumni volunteers is Jonathan F. DeRoner, a 2015 graduate in computer aided product design.

Among the many and varied campus labs available for tours were construction carpentry ...
Among the many and varied campus labs available for tours were construction carpentry …

... renewable energy ...
… renewable energy …

... and building automation.
… and building automation.

Resident Assistants Elizabeth L. Landis and Caleb J. Maenza provide a glimpse of on-campus housing options in Dauphin Hall.
Resident Assistants Elizabeth L. Landis and Caleb J. Maenza provide a glimpse of on-campus housing options in Dauphin Hall.

Jennifer I. Watson, coordinator of transfer initiatives, meets in Madigan Library with visitors interested in coming to Penn College from other institutions. Seated at left background is Ashley R. Murphy, director of admissions.
Jennifer I. Watson, coordinator of transfer initiatives, meets in Madigan Library with visitors interested in coming to Penn College from other institutions. Seated at left background is Ashley R. Murphy, director of admissions.

Instructor Glenn R. Luse leads a Clinton County family through the Construction Masonry Building.
Instructor Glenn R. Luse leads a Clinton County family through the Construction Masonry Building.

The new, spacious and modern dental hygiene clinic wowed Open House visitors.
The new, spacious and modern dental hygiene clinic wowed Open House visitors.

Allison (Parks) Frymire, ’06, was one of about 15 dental hygiene alumni who returned to campus for a reception in the new clinic. Frymire (pictured with program director Shawn A. Kiser) works at the River Valley Health & Dental Center in the Hepburn Plaza, Williamsport.
Allison (Parks) Frymire, ’06, was one of about 15 dental hygiene alumni who returned to campus for a reception in the new clinic. Frymire (pictured with program director Shawn A. Kiser) works at the River Valley Health & Dental Center in the Hepburn Plaza, Williamsport.

Business faculty members Tammy M. Rich and Steven J. Moff (center) share their majors' career potential.
Business faculty members Tammy M. Rich and Steven J. Moff (center) share their majors’ career potential.

Tom Gregory, associate vice president for instruction, incorporates the college's hands-on approach during check-in.
Tom Gregory, associate vice president for instruction, incorporates the college’s hands-on approach during check-in.

Resident Assistant Michael A. Daniele talks with a tour group in Rose Street Commons.
Resident Assistant Michael A. Daniele talks with a tour group in Rose Street Commons.

Kiana Lougie, of Pittsford, N.Y., is among the potential enrollees touring campus.
Kiana Lougie, of Pittsford, N.Y., is among the potential enrollees touring campus.

Student Ambassadors (from left) Lindsey A. King, Morgan N. Keyser and Alexander R. Wetzel await tour groups leaving from the Campus Center.
Student Ambassadors (from left) Lindsey A. King, Morgan N. Keyser and Alexander R. Wetzel await tour groups leaving from the Campus Center.

Help is just a question away! Student Ambassador Efrem K. Foster effortlessly turns puzzlement into progress.
Help is just a question away! Student Ambassador Efrem K. Foster effortlessly turns puzzlement into progress.

Faculty member Spyke M. Krepshaw brightens a cloudy (and ultimately rainy) day.
Faculty member Spyke M. Krepshaw brightens a cloudy (and ultimately rainy) day.

Seasonal foliage frames Open House visitors as they head north along the campus mall.
Seasonal foliage frames Open House visitors as they head north along the campus mall.

Open House guests are checked in by Walter J. Shultz (foreground), director of the Office of Instructional Technology, and Daniel F. Warner, web programmer/analyst.
Open House guests are checked in by Walter J. Shultz (foreground), director of the Office of Instructional Technology, and Daniel F. Warner, web programmer/analyst.

Tyler S. Dimick, an applied health studies: radiography concentration student from State College, is all aglow discussing his chosen field.
Tyler S. Dimick, an applied health studies: radiography concentration student from State College, is all aglow discussing his chosen field.

Student Ambassador Josiah D. Stoltzfus assists the online application process in the Student and Administrative Services Center.
Student Ambassador Josiah D. Stoltzfus assists the online application process in the Student and Administrative Services Center.

Student Ambassador Cassandra D. Henderson
Student Ambassador Cassandra D. Henderson

River Valley Transit buses shuttled guests across campus, as well as to the Lumley Aviation Center and the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
River Valley Transit buses shuttled guests across campus, as well as to the Lumley Aviation Center and the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Student Devyn T. Tucker presents his portfolio to prospective web and interactive media majors.
Student Devyn T. Tucker presents his portfolio to prospective web and interactive media majors.

A welcoming presence in Le Jeune Chef is Heather L. Croft, a member of the restaurant's waitstaff.
A welcoming presence in Le Jeune Chef is Heather L. Croft, a member of the restaurant’s waitstaff.

In the car-spangled space of College Avenue Labs, Roy H. Klinger, instructor of collision repair, explains the amazing opportunities available to automotive restoration technology students.
In the car-spangled space of College Avenue Labs, Roy H. Klinger, instructor of collision repair, explains the amazing opportunities available to automotive restoration technology students.

From left, Gabrielle, Lisa and Shaye Fries enjoy their day on main campus.
From left, Gabrielle, Lisa and Shaye Fries enjoy their day on main campus.

Games developed by students in information technology sciences-gaming and simulation combine work and play,
Games developed by students in information technology sciences-gaming and simulation combine work and play,

Faculty members Susan Slamka (left) and Deb Q. Bechdel talk about the college's human services majors.
Faculty members Susan Slamka (left) and Deb Q. Bechdel talk about the college’s human services majors.

With highlighter in hand, Paul R. Watson, dean of academic services and college transitions, helps a family map out an itinerary.
With highlighter in hand, Paul R. Watson, dean of academic services and college transitions, helps a family map out an itinerary.

Paired for a general overview in Klump Academic Center are admissions representatives Sal Vitko (left) and Sean M. Stout.
Paired for a general overview in Klump Academic Center are admissions representatives Sal Vitko (left) and Sean M. Stout.

Ryan Monteleone, among the college's student ambassadors, leads a tour with typical enthusiasm.
Ryan Monteleone, among the college’s student ambassadors, leads a tour with typical enthusiasm.

Student Robert L. Sloss, of Stroudsburg, staffs a Wildcat Events Board table at the Campus Life Involvement Fair.
Student Robert L. Sloss, of Stroudsburg, staffs a Wildcat Events Board table at the Campus Life Involvement Fair.

Majors within the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, spread among three campuses, are outlined by Brett R. Reasner in a packed "Meet the Dean" session.
Majors within the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, spread among three campuses, are outlined by Brett R. Reasner in a packed “Meet the Dean” session.

Members of the Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity, reporting for duty in the Bush Campus Center
Members of the Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity, reporting for duty in the Bush Campus Center

Thomas E. Ask, professor of industrial design, illustrates the major's boundless world of opportunity.
Thomas E. Ask, professor of industrial design, illustrates the major’s boundless world of opportunity.

Getting the student perspective on a campus tour
Getting the student perspective on a campus tour

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