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Penn College IT student earns scholarship

An international honor society dedicated to information technology has recognized the excellence of a Pennsylvania College of Technology student.

Jacob A. Bamonte, of Milton, is one of eight students nationwide to receive a $1,500 Academic Achievement Award from Upsilon Pi Epsilon. With chapters at over 290 colleges and universities worldwide, UPE is the only international honor society for students, faculty and computing professionals who exhibit superior scholastic and professional achievement in computing and information disciplines.

Jacob A. BamonteA Dean’s List student, Bamonte is seeking a bachelor’s degree in game and simulation programming. The senior is a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and has been involved with the Association of Professional Programmers throughout his time at Penn College. He’s also attended industry conferences.

Bamonte currently has an IT internship at Members Choice Financial Credit Union’s Danville branch and an IT/graphic design internship at Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton. Both are paid internships.

“We are happy and proud to see Jacob’s hard work and dedication to his field recognized by UPE,” said Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies. “The honor is very appropriate. With his skills and passion, Jacob truly is a ‘tomorrow maker.’”

Upon graduation, Bamonte hopes to secure a programming job with a video game design company.

In addition to game and simulation programming, Penn College offers bachelor’s degrees in network administration and engineering technology, information assurance and cyber security, and software development and information management, as well as an associate degree in information technology: network and user support.

For information about those and other majors within the School of Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education. Email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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