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Penn College Honors Outstanding Students, Educators

Outstanding achievement awards for vocational-technical students and educators were presented recently at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Honored at the 14th annual Outstanding Vocational Student/Educator Awards Day were representatives from 36 schools in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.

Penn College, Pennsylvania’s premier technical college and an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, annually recognizes the achievements of students and educators committed to success in vocational-technical education. During the awards day, the students and educators enjoyed tours of the College campus by Penn College’s Student Ambassadors, lunch with College administrators and a special awards ceremony with an address by Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Penn College president. Assisting Dr. Gilmour in presenting the awards on behalf of the College were Dr. William J. Martin, senior vice president, and Dr. James E. Fitzpatrick, dean of student services.

Certificates were presented to the following:

Bedford County Technical Center Student: John Hogenmiller, Electronics Educator: Charles Aurand, Electronics

Berks Career & Technology Center East Campus Student: Jesse Christman, Auto Collision Repair Technology Educator: Robert J. Lis, Auto Collision Repair Technology

Berks Career & Technology Center West Campus Student: Peter J. Hoffman, Machinist-Toolmaker Educator: Erik Damgaard, Machinist-Toolmaker

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Student: Vera Pinho, Commercial Art Educator: Nicole Abruzzi, Commercial Art

Carlisle Area School District Student: Christopher Fry, Electrical Occupations Educator: Kathy Callahan, Child Care

Center of Applied Technology South (Maryland) Student: Leilani Lynn Carlow, Building Construction Educator: Roxanne Hubbard, Dental Assisting

Chantilly High School Academy for Engineering & Scientific Technology (Virginia) Student: Christopher Jenkins, Electrical Construction & Engineering Educator: Rob Mullins, Electrical Construction & Engineering

Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School Student: Jeff Knorr, Electronics Technology Educator: Tim Mauk, Horticulture/Floriculture

Cowanesque Valley High School Students: Lee Ann Tice and Patrick Heck, Agricultural SciencesEducator: Clair Zerby, Agricultural Sciences

Franklin County Career & Technology Center Student: Kristin L. Carbaugh, Cosmetology Educator: Lewis D. Kauffman, Computer Technologies

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Student: Shane Ryan Schmitt, Computer Educator: Daniel Bender, Guidance Counselor

Greene County Vo-Tech School Student: Tina Husentis, Accounting Educator: Jerilyn Smereczniak, Health Assistant

Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center Student: Mike W. Greene, Horticulture/Floriculture Educator: Linda R. Bennett, Floriculture

Juniata-Mifflin Counties Area Vocational-Technical School Student: Douglas Goss, Computer-Aided Drafting Design Technology Educator: Frank Zook, Guidance Counselor

Keystone Central Area Vocational-Technical School Student: Kristy Donahay, Cosmetology Educator: John Wilt, Food Management

Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Brownstone Campus Student: Nathan T. Kurtz, Electrical Educator: Curt Gibble, Plumbing

Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Mount Joy Campus Student: Kristie N. Jay, Early Childhood Education Educator: David Tappany, Sheet Metal

Lancaster County Career & Technology Center Willow Street Campus Student: Ronald M. Ashcraft, Auto Mechanics Educator: Jeffrey A. Herman, Auto Mechanics

Lebanon County Career & Technology Center Student: Andrea High, Pastry Arts Educator: Brian Peffley, Pastry Arts

Lehigh County Vocational-Technical School Student: Brian C. Carl, Carpentry Educator: David L. Rubright, Material Handling

Lycoming County Career Consortium Student: Jessica L. Swisher, Visual Imaging/Graphic Arts Educator: Denise M. Smith, Instructional Support

Milton Hershey School Student: Ricardo Sepulveda, Horticulture Educator: Jackie Nye Dameshek, Health Occupations

Northern Tier Career Center Student: Joseph Tuttle, Food Preparation Educator: Patricia Knights, Food Preparation

Sayre Area High School Student: Brian Natoli, Cabinet Making Educator: Charles Hessler, Industrial Arts

Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga BOCES (New York) Student: Amy VanBuren, Nurse Assisting

St. Marys Area Technical Preparation Career Center Student: Stephanie Lion, Health Related Technology Educator: Dawn Knisely, Business Occupations

State College Area School District Student: Stephen E. Grenoble, Agriculture Science Educator: Paul Heasley, Agriculture Science

Sullivan County BOCES Career & Technical Education Center (New York) Student: John Immel, Agricultural Mechanics/Heavy Equipment Educator: Ed Raum, Agricultural Mechanics/Heavy Equipment

Susquehanna County Area Vocational-Technical School Student: Andrea Powers, Food Management/Production/Services Educator: Peter Regal, Building Trades II (Elect/Plumb/Heat)

Sussex Technical High School (Delaware) Student: Anthony Joseph Savini, Carpentry/Mill and Cabinet Educators: Fred Brock and Gary Stewart, Carpentry/Mill and Cabinet

Tyrone Area High School Student: Kathy Butlin, Culinary Arts Educator: Cathy Thomas, Family Living/Child Development

Upper Bucks County AVTS Student: Bobbi Place, Agriscience Educator: Mary Miller, Agriscience

West Side AVTS Student: Jessica Kaminski, Data Processing Educator: Tony Guariglia, Data Processing

Western Center for Technical Studies Student: Jennifer Jones, Health Occupations Educator: Valerie Beckius, Transition Plus English/Social Sciences

Williamsport Area High School Student: Adam P. Hartzel, Accounting Educator: Jean Roan, Food Service

York County Area Vocational Technical School Student: James Forsberg, Carpentry Educator: Jane Kohl, Child Care

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