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Pastry Buffet Celebrates Penn College Foundation’s 25th Anniversary


A gingerbread house created by School of Hospitality students at Pennsylvania College of Technology served as a centerpiece at a pastry buffet showcase held to celebrate the Penn College Foundation's 25th anniversary.The Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation and the college’s School of Hospitality teamed to present a “Happy Holidays” pastry buffet showcase on Dec. 17 to celebrate the foundation’s 25th anniversary and to offer a capstone learning opportunity for baking and pastry arts students.

The Penn College Foundation’s roots were planted in 1981 as the Williamsport Area Community College Foundation, established by a group of committed individuals to support the fund-raising needs of the college and to provide greater opportunities for students by establishing student scholarships.

In the 2005-06 school year, the foundation generated 544 scholarship awards totaling $224,524.

The group’s anniversary celebration featured holiday desserts and pastries prepared by students enrolled in the Pastry Food Show and Buffet Presentation Concepts course, who planned and staffed the food portion of the event. The event’s desserts and edible centerpieces represented skills the students have learned in all of their baking and pastry classes.

Participating students were: Ann M. Allton, of Jacobus; Danielle N. Castello, Mifflinburg; Jessica L. De Haas, Howard; Jennifer M. Deemer, State College; Lauren E. Hofstrom, Cogan Station; Jessica A. Johnson, Williamsport; Elicia M. Lentz, Harrisburg; Philip J. Neiderer, New Oxford; Jeran E. Satteson, New Columbia; Amy M. Schleicher, Baltimore; Andrea E. Sites, Myerstown; and Aaron R. Yoder, Sunbury. Most of the students are graduating in December.

The Foundation Board of Directors Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to celebrate the foundation’s 20th anniversary and to recognize the many years of volunteer service from the members of the board in support of the institution. Since then, $5,000 in scholarships has been awarded from the fund.

For more information about the academic programs offered by the School of Hospitality at Penn College, call (570) 327-4505, send e-mail or visit online .

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