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Penn College Receives FAA Awards


Pennsylvania College of Technology’s aviation program and faculty have been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for promoting aviation safety and pursuing high-level technical proficiency through recurrent training for its employees.

In presenting Penn College with a “certificate of excellence” issued under the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards program, the FAA recognized Penn College as being “among the elite group of aviation employers who have received the Diamond Award in the Harrisburg Flight Standards District.” The Diamond Award is the highest level of recognition.

James H. Pool, FAA safety program manager, presented the Diamond Award to Colin Williamson, dean of Penn College’s School of Transportation Technology. In addition, individual awards were presented to the aviation technology faculty members: James Doebler, associate professor; Robert Werkmeister, assistant professor; Gary Giacobbi, associate professor; Walter Gower, assistant professor; Brett Reasner, associate professor; William Stepp, assistant professor, and Michael Myers, instructor.

The presentations were made at the College’s Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville.

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