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Penn College Summer Commencement set for Aug. 6

Summer 2022 Commencement at Pennsylvania College of Technology will feature a couple of firsts.

The ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Community Arts Center, will include the awarding of master’s degrees for the first time in the college’s history. It is also the first commencement ceremony for which new Penn College President Michael J. Reed, who began his duties July 1, will preside.

Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold Summer 2022 Commencement on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport.
Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold Summer 2022 Commencement on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport.

Nearly 170 students have petitioned to graduate after the summer sessions. The commencement ceremony, which is for graduates and their ticketed guests, begins at 11 a.m.

Among the students marching will be the first cohort of the college’s Combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies. A ceremonial hooding will take place on stage for each of these students.

The student speaker for the event is Bryan M. Bilbao, of Old Forge, who will be one of the students being awarded a Combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies. Bilbao previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wilkes University and worked as a crisis clinician at the Crisis Response and Recovery Center at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. A Dean’s List student, he is also a member of the Pennsylvania Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.

The student speaker for Penn College’s Aug. 6 commencement ceremony will be Bryan M. Bilbao, of Old Forge, who will be awarded a Combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies.
The student speaker for Penn College’s Aug. 6 commencement ceremony will be Bryan M. Bilbao, of Old Forge, who will be awarded a Combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies.

Bilbao will receive the Lewis H. Bardo Memorial Award at commencement, an honor presented to a graduate who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness, and high ideals). He also serves as a director for PA-S LEAD (Physician Assistant Students for Leadership, Equity, Anti-Racism and Diversity).

The college will present a Distinguished Alumni Award to Richard A. Conrad Jr., of Selinsgrove, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in welding technology in 2002 and has 32 years’ experience in the welding manufacturing career field.

Reed will confer degrees and certificates, accompanied by Zack Moore of the Penn College Board of Directors, who serves as vice president for government and community relations at Penn State.

The masking status that is in place at the college on the day of the event will be followed for the commencement ceremony.

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

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