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Penn College plastics students receive SPE scholarships


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.

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.
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.

Mills received the $2,500 Extrusion Division Russell Gould Scholarship, and Poche was awarded the $3,000 SPE Foundation Ted Neward Scholarship.

“We are thrilled that SPE continues to honor outstanding plastics students at Penn College,” said David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing & engineering technologies. “Shawnee and Lucas are the latest examples of students whose dedication to plastics warranted scholarships from SPE.”

Poche is vice president of the SPE Student Chapter at Penn College. He recently completed an internship at Jarden Plastic Solutions in Reedsville, working as a process engineer.

Mills is an active member of the SPE Student Chapter and has served as the organization’s fundraising chair.

Penn College is one of six institutions nationwide offering plastics degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. Students may seek the bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology or an associate degree in plastics and polymer technology.

For information on those degrees and other programs from the School of Industrial, Computing & 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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