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Nursing & Health Sciences Students Surgical Technology

Students celebrate National Surgical Technologists Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology surgical technology students embrace their inner superheroes in celebration of National Surgical Technologists Week (Sept. 15-21).

Celebrating their inner superheroes, students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology major are joining hospitals and colleges throughout the country in observing National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 15-21.

National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event of the Association of Surgical Technologists to celebrate those who work in the field.

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Art and Graphic Design Faculty & Staff Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

‘Arts’ mosaic set for official dedication Wednesday

Stabley and Cillo showcase their work upon its completion in late spring.
Stabley and Cillo showcase their work upon its completion in late spring.

The “Avenue of the Arts” mosaic in downtown Williamsport will be celebrated at a dedication and reception scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Firestone Building, 400 Market St. Commissioned by PublicArtWorks and intended as a gateway to Williamsport’s cultural community, the piece was created and installed by David A. Stabley, an instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture at Penn College, and Carol Cillo, president of the Clinton County Arts Council.

Events Gallery

Photos document artist’s travels along infinitely open road

The gallery’s glass doors open wide for exploration of “Graffiti Scapes.”
The gallery’s glass doors open wide for exploration of “Graffiti Scapes.”
Hower offers insights into his process, including capturing multiple frames for stitching, a homemade panoramic camera tripod (crafted with the assistance of his woodworking father) and high-dynamic-range imaging.
Hower offers insights into his process, including capturing multiple frames for stitching, a homemade panoramic camera tripod (crafted with the assistance of his woodworking father) and high-dynamic-range imaging.
Guests investigate the graffiti-covered landscapes.
Guests investigate the graffiti-covered landscapes.
The audience listens to the artist describe his ode to “Concrete City,” a now-abandoned housing site constructed in 1911 for anthracite coal workers near Nanticoke.
The audience listens to the artist describe his ode to “Concrete City,” a now-abandoned housing site constructed in 1911 for anthracite coal workers near Nanticoke.
Photographs printed on bricks are part of Hower’s “Concrete City” installation.
Photographs printed on bricks are part of Hower’s “Concrete City” installation.

A Harrisburg area photographer who was inspired to apply for a solo exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College after winning the President’s Award at last year’s Regional Juried Exhibition shared his techniques and inspirations with a large audience gathered Thursday night for the reception honoring “Graffiti Scapes.” On display through Oct. 6, the exhibition showcases Michael Hower’s digital photography of 13 abandoned sites in three states. Initially inspired to pursue the craft seven years ago by a toddler son and a rural sign denoting “Distillery Road,” the self-taught photographer described his curiosity-infused journey of endless discovery as he explores deserted historical structures and nature’s attempts to reclaim man-made landscapes. The Gallery at Penn College is open 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery, on the third floor of Madigan Library, is closed Mondays and Saturdays; however, special visitation hours will be offered 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, during Penn College’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend (Oct. 4-6).

Construction & Design Technologies Faculty & Staff Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Students

Two HVAC students awarded national industry scholarships

OESP awards scholarships

Two of five $5,000 scholarships recently awarded by the Oil and Energy Service Professionals and its co-sponsors have gone to Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

The scholarships were presented to Peter W. Bennett, of Sea Cliff, New York, and Ian H. West, of Hummelstown. Bennett is enrolled in the two-year heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology major; West is working toward a bachelor’s degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology.

The financial assistance comes from the organization’s Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program, established in 1999 to memorialize an OESP member’s commitment to education.

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Faculty & Staff General Information Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies Information Technology STEM

USA Today STEM insert features faculty perspective

Alicia McNettThe insights of a Penn College faculty member are included in a 16-page “Women in STEM” supplement inserted in 250,000 copies of Friday’s USA Today being distributed in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, northcentral Florida and Houston. Alicia McNett, assistant professor of computer information technology, is one of four industry success stories recruited for a panel Q&A (on Page 12) titled “We Ask the Experts How Women Can Break Into STEM.” The publication also includes a front-page ad (topped by a cover photo of Melinda Gates, who is profiled inside) directing readers to a webpage focused on the college’s passionate pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Women in STEM supplement

Events General Information

Late oilman’s 2011 Williamsport visit recalled

The featured speaker (center) greets Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour and her husband Fred, an alumnus and retired college faculty member.
The featured speaker (center) greets Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour and her husband Fred, an alumnus and retired college faculty member.
Pickens makes a point, joined on stage by Yaw (who also chairs the college board of directors).
Pickens makes a point, joined on stage by Yaw (who also chairs the college board of directors).

Wednesday’s death of oil magnate T. Boone Pickens evoked his Fall 2011 trip to Williamsport to push for energy self-sufficiency through natural gas and other sources. Pickens, who died in Dallas at age 91, delivered a public address at the Community Arts Center on Sept. 30, 2011, preceded by an invitation-only panel discussion with then-Gov. Tom Corbett, state Sen. Gene Yaw, and other government and industry leaders. The appearance also led to a Spring 2012 article in One College Avenue, the forerunner to Penn College Magazine: ‘Crude’ Alternative

Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies Plastics & Polymer Students

Penn College plastics students receive SPE scholarships

Lucas S. Poche, of Lewistown, and Shawnee M. Mills, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, both majoring in plastics and polymer engineering technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, earned scholarships from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Poche was awarded the $3,000 SPE Foundation Ted Neward Scholarship; Mills received the $2,500 Extrusion Division Russell Gould Scholarship.

The Society of Plastics Engineers Foundation recognized the excellence of two Pennsylvania College of Technology students by awarding them scholarships.

Shawnee M. Mills, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Lucas S. Poche, of Lewistown, both majoring in plastics and polymer engineering technology, earned the scholarships from the society dedicated to advancing the plastics profession worldwide.

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Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Radiography

Penn College names director of radiography

Christine L. Eckenrod

Christine L. Eckenrod has been appointed to lead the radiography program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Eckenrod began her work as director of radiography at Penn College on Sept. 3.

She brings to the position more than 30 years of experience in the medical imaging field. Before joining Penn College, she was the radiography program director at JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography in New Jersey, where she also served as a radiography instructor.

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Events Students

More ‘PC3’ … or ‘Pics and it DID happen!’

When "How is everything?" needn't be asked!

As the opening weeks of the semester settle into a collegiate pattern, there’s at least one thing that won’t ever become routine: the variety of activities and opportunities for Penn College students. Among recent events – immortalized, yet again, by student photographers – were a Multicultural Lawn Party, a Student Engagement Meet-and-Greet, a CC Commons Karaoke Party, a Hiawatha wing cruise, and “Wildcat Wars” among on- and off-campus residents (and won overall by Lancaster/York halls).

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Faculty & Staff General Information Workforce Development

Penn College course to help prepare students for SATs

Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a course to help high school students prepare for the standardized test used as an admissions tool by many institutions of higher learning.

The course will help students better prepare for success on the exam through live instruction, self-paced learning and individual interaction with a professional instructor. The focus will be on math, English and reading, with an optional writing session available for those who wish to practice their skills and review with a Penn College faculty member.

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Architectural Technology Building Construction Construction & Design Technologies Students

Students bolster classroom lessons through industrial site visit

ACH119 students visit Centre Concrete on Fairfield Road, Montoursville, for a much-appreciated tour.
ACH119 students visit Centre Concrete on Fairfield Road, Montoursville, for a much-appreciated tour.

Students in Rob A. Wozniak’s Building Materials I class recently visited Centre Concrete in Montoursville, valuably leaving the classroom to reinforce topics learned on campus. “Discussions and demonstrations around the plant included aggregate types, moisture content, tests for concrete slump, temperature, and air and compression, along with applicable discussion on admixtures, batching, travel distance and related costs,” said Wozniak,  an associate professor of architectural technology. “On site, retaining wall block and pervious concrete was also observed and spoken about.” Building Materials I is a required first-semester course in the two-year architectural technology major, as well as in the four-year building science and sustainable design and residential construction technology and management majors. Its focus is on residential building materials and how they are integrated into students’ drawings and designs.
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