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11.16.2022

Penn College among most engaged campuses for student voting

11.09.2022

Penn College student project ‘manufactures’ benefits

10.31.2022

Penn College engineering design alum ‘racing’ for success

10.21.2022

Michael J. Reed inaugurated as Penn College’s eighth president

10.14.2022

College’s first post-COVID ‘PA Build My Future’ engages tomorrow’s workforce

11.13.2022

Trailblazing PA grad leads weeklong ‘Give Thanks’ lineup

Bryan M. BilbaoAs part of Penn College’s “Give Thanks, Paw It Forward” campaign, an annual expression of deep and widespread appreciation, College Relations is sharing a week’s worth of “Meet the Makers” profiles that showcase students’ gratitude for their life-changing campus experiences. The pre-Thanksgiving series begins with Bryan M. Bilbao, among the first to graduate from the School of Nursing & Health Sciences with a Combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies. “Penn College reinvigorated in me that all good things come with hard work and dedication,” says Bilbao, the student speaker at August commencement, whose popular YouTube video advises caregivers on how to treat patients better. He is an emergency medicine physician assistant with ApolloMD, working in the emergency rooms of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital.

Alumni College Relations Nursing & Health Sciences Physician Assistant Students
11.11.2022

Workshop, artist talk heighten gallery exhibit’s impact

A full day of exploring sacred geometry was observed on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s campus Thursday with a seven-hour workshop in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace followed by an artist talk in The Gallery at Penn College. Reni Gower, professor emerita of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, was the featured presenter at both events, part of the mixed-media exhibition, “Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration,” on display through Dec. 2 in the college’s gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. Designed to reveal cross-cultural affinities, the sessions examined the spiritual and ethnic dimensions of pattern, light and color and reflected on the commonalities of cultures often portrayed as clashing instead of connected at deep and fundamental levels. The Gallery at Penn College is open 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Mondays, Saturdays and during college holidays and breaks, including Nov. 23-28.)

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Alumni Events Faculty & Staff Gallery Library Makerspace Students
11.11.2022

Kenworth, Thermo King expand Penn College partnership

Motor Truck Equipment Co., the parent company of Kenworth of Pennsylvania and Motor Truck Thermo King, has enhanced and expanded its partnership with Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Primarily represented as Kenworth of Pennsylvania, a Corporate Tomorrow Maker, the sister companies have partnered with Penn College for nearly 10 years in association with the diesel technology program. The company, headquartered in Carlisle, is recognized as an Ambassador’s Society ($25,000-$49,999) member on the college’s Donor Wall.

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College Relations Diesel & Power Generation Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
11.10.2022

Military service honored as college observes Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, we salute the Pennsylvania College of Technology students, faculty and staff who have served (or continue to serve) their country.

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Faculty & Staff Students
11.09.2022

Penn College student project ‘manufactures’ benefits

Jake C. Beatty volunteered for the class project because it sounded “cool.” Turns out, he was right.

The result was an invaluable experience for the manufacturing student at Pennsylvania College of Technology and will benefit those who follow his path.

Beatty, of Grove City, designed a vacuum-form mold that – with the assistance of a tooling company and the Penn College plastics department – resulted in the manufacturing of bed protection covers for milling machines used for practical instruction in the college’s Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center.

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Automated Manufacturing & Machining College Relations Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff PIRC Plastics & Polymer Students TRAK Workforce Development
11.09.2022

In-state architectural masterwork visited by Women in Construction

The 12-member Penn College contingent enjoys its scenic trip to the popular attraction.
The 12-member Penn College contingent enjoys its scenic trip to the popular attraction.
A driveway leads to the entrance of Fallingwater, named for the waterfall that flows beneath the house.
A driveway leads to the entrance of Fallingwater, named for the waterfall that flows beneath the house.
Ritter (left) and Oberlin stand outside Fallingwater, inhabiting the cantilevered structure's coalescence of art and nature.
Ritter (left) and Oberlin stand outside Fallingwater, inhabiting the cantilevered structure’s coalescence of art and nature.
The group moves inside the Kauffman family's former woodland retreat, designed in the 1930s for the owners of Pittsburgh's largest department store, where its original artwork and furnishings remain intact.
The group moves inside the Kauffman family’s former woodland retreat, designed in the 1930s for the owners of Pittsburgh’s largest department store, where its original artwork and furnishings remain intact.

Five students from Penn College Women in Construction, their family members and three college co-workers toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater in Fayette County on Saturday.

“The weather was perfect, and it was cool to see the property in the fall,” said club President Amanda F. Ritter, of Williamsport, a building science & sustainable design: architectural technology concentration student. “We learned a lot about the residence and how the Kaufmann family lived in the house. We also learned how they dealt with the issues that the architecture caused, and how Mr. Wright dealt with those issues when he was alive.”

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Architecture & Sustainable Design Automated Manufacturing & Machining Building Construction Construction Management Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Library Students
11.08.2022

Construction students visit Clean Energy Center for instructive demo

Students of Barney A. Kahn IV, a building construction technology faculty member, visit the Clean Energy Center for a lesson on blower doors that included classroom instruction ...
Students of Barney A. Kahn IV, a building construction technology faculty member, visit the Clean Energy Center for a lesson on blower doors that included classroom instruction …
... and hands-on lessons from instructor Franklin D. Gillis in one of the renowned facility's real-world labs.
… and hands-on lessons from instructor Franklin D. Gillis in one of the renowned facility’s real-world labs.

Barney A. Kahn IV’s Construction Materials & Applications II (BTC118) students visited the Clean Energy Center’s energy efficiency lab for a blower door demonstration on Monday.

“As I mostly teach people who are working on existing structures, it is a welcome treat to talk to students who will be involved in the design and build of new construction homes,” said Franklin D. Gillis, a building science instructional specialist at the center. “I particularly enjoy it when they see how the home works as a whole and not just their piece of the puzzle.”

A blower door is a diagnostic tool used by home energy professionals to determine how airtight a home is and how much air is entering or escaping the residence. Blower door testing aids home energy professionals in selecting and installing energy-saving improvements, as air leakage has a direct impact on how much energy is required to heat and cool a home.

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Building Construction Clean Energy Center Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students Workforce Development
11.08.2022

Community Arts Center awarded $5,000 from Woodlands Bank

The Community Arts Center received a $5,000 donation from Woodlands Bank this week as part of the commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

“We at Woodlands Bank recognize the importance of the arts in maintaining a healthy community, and we are happy to be able to help support the mission of the Community Arts Center in providing access to the arts to the residents of the area,” said Jon Conklin, president and CEO. “The CAC is a true gem, and it serves as the centerpiece for a thriving artistic, creative and cultural scene in the region.”

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General Information
11.08.2022

Dining at Penn College

Whether you’re hungry for a full-course feast or just hankering for a slice of pizza, Dining Services has you covered. Thanks to nine locations across Penn College, a meal or snack is always nearby! Check out everyone’s favorite eateries in this 78-second video rundown of campus dining.

Dining Services Faculty & Staff Students
11.08.2022

Service Friday for ‘Master Teacher’ Patrick D. Murphy

Patrick D. MurphyA memorial service will be Friday for Patrick D. Murphy, the 1989 recipient of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Master Teacher Award, who died Sunday, Nov. 6, at age 76.

Murphy, who retired as an associate professor of graphic design in 2010 after 31 years at Penn College and Williamsport Area Community College, was granted faculty emeritus status by the college’s Board of Directors in June. He earned a bachelor’s degree from King’s College and held a Master of Science in education and visual arts from Parsons School of Design, New York City.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport; friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation, DIF 65, 1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

A full obituary is available in Tuesday’s editions of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and at the funeral home’s website.

Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
11.07.2022

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities, and human service organizations.

Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host four information sessions for those considering nursing as a career: Nov. 10, Nov. 21, Dec. 1 and Dec. 12, all at 6:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, 22 Walnut St., and will be connected to the Potter County Education Center via Zoom.

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General Information Penn College at Wellsboro Students Workforce Development
11.06.2022

Basketball start, cross-county finish on Penn College slate

On the athletics schedule, basketball season is set to begin and cross-country runners look to wrap up their campaigns at Pennsylvania College of Technology this week.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
11.06.2022

Penn College soccer coaches reflect, wrestlers get underway

Soccer coaches at Pennsylvania College of Technology reflected on their recently completed seasons, while the college’s wrestlers saw their first action and crowned an individual invitational champion.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
11.05.2022

Construction students help Camp Cadet step up its game

The Penn College Construction Association partnered with Pennsylvania State Police this semester, creating two sets of custom cornhole boards and four awards for Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet’s second annual tournament next summer.

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Building Construction Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Students
11.05.2022

Co-workers breeze down home ‘stretch’ to pizzeria perfection

Thursday’s third installment of Penn College’s Pride Engagement Series, a faculty/staff development initiative of the Office of People & Culture, featured the art of making pizza with Business & Hospitality. Twenty-five participants learned the components of properly making pizza dough, as well as techniques on how to stretch and throw it. Afterwards, colleagues enjoyed camaraderie while savoring their own creations!

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Faculty & Staff