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Penn College Welcomes Freshman Scholars

Pennsylvania College of Technology is proud to welcome the student scholars who have been accepted into the Fall 1998 freshman class.

Katherine R. Bishop
Culinary Arts Technology
Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon

National Honor Society, Concert Choir, Chorus, Key Club, President of Junior Achievement at Cedar Crest, Vice President of Drama Club, Over 10 years in Odyssey of the Mind

“The education Penn College offers is one of a kind. The state-of-the-art facilities, coupled with an experienced staff, provide students with the potential to succeed.”

Matthew L. Byers
Graphic Design
Milton Area Senior High School, Milton

National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Art Club, Ice Hockey

“Penn College not only offers great education and a wide variety of programs, but they do so in a clean, modern-looking campus. They offer up-to-date equipment to better educate today’s youth. I think Penn College is a great choice for me and for anyone who is continuing in a technology-related field.”

Amanda Carleton
Pre-Physician Assistant
Danville Senior High School, Danville

National Honor Society, Cheerleading, Prom Committee, Mat Maidens, Ski Club, FHA

“I wanted to attend a small to mid-sized school because I believe the extra personal attention I will receive there is a necessity for me. I also preferred that my school be science and technology-based, because I want to focus on the subjects I will deal with in my career. No other school I looked at had the excellent hands-on training and job preparation that Penn College has, and that is the main reason I chose this school.”

Adam H. Lester
Electronics Technology
Conemaugh Valley High School, Johnstown

National Honor Society, Student of the Month, Varsity Club, Students Against Drunk Drivers, Volleyball, Band, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Rank)

“The faculty and staff at Penn College seem to be very friendly and willing to work on an individual basis with me as a student … The fact that students made the Victorian House and are also helping in the construction of another building on campus shows that the students receive a high quality of applied education at Penn College.”

Timothy A. Noonan
Electronics Engineering Technology
Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood

Student of the Week ninth, 10th and 11th grades; Students Against Drunk Drivers; Student Council; Varsity Football Letterman; Captain of the Football Team 12th grade; Track and Field; Junior Class Prom Committee Chairman; Spirit Club

“I decided to visit Penn College my junior year. I found that the faculty displays a sincere interest in the students. The student:faculty ratio was impressive and the friendly atmosphere made me feel right at home. The value of a bachelor’s degree from Penn College, the best kept secret in Pennsylvania, will help me excel in today’s world and I look forward to the challenge.”

Mary E. Skinner
Floral Design/Interior Plantscape
Warren Area High School, Warren

National Honor Society, Key Club, Art Club, Traveling Art Gallery, Art Shows, Volleyball, Powder Puff Football, Class Challenge Volleyball/Softball, Walk America/March of Dimes, Multiple Sclerosis Walk, Special Olympics Volunteer (Warren Special Olympics Event), Humane Society Calendar Contest participant, Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteer

“When my interest in plant and floral design became a goal to someday own a flower shop, I knew I needed to get the best possible education I could. After looking into several colleges’ course options, I decided Penn College offers exactly what I’ll need to make my dream a reality.”

Trevor B. Spence
Plastics and Polymer Technology
Hempfield High School, Landisville

National Honor Society, Church Youth Group, Counselor for Junior High Youth, Crop Walk, Cross Country, Soccer, Track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Church Soup Suppers/Spaghetti Dinners, Babysitting

“I chose Penn College because it is definitely a career school. The College prepares students for real-world job opportunities. Penn College combines the classroom theory with hands-on experience and applies them to fit the trades needed in the community. Because of the experience gained from Penn College, graduates stand out above the rest, making them prime targets for employers.”

Amber J. Spittler
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pine Grove Area High School, Pine Grove

National Honor Society (Secretary), Varsity Club, Student Council (President), Band (Librarian), Class Historian, Chorus (President), Future Business Leaders of America, Whale Watching Club, Prom Committee, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, Drama Club, Band Squad Leader, Student Council Food Drive, Church Choir and Instrumentalist, Students Against Drunk Drivers, Elementary School Volunteer, Student Council Blood Drive, Water/Stream Testing Project, Peer Tutor

“I feel that attending Penn College is the best decision for my future because it offers me everything I am looking for in a college. I have set high standards for my education in the past, and I think that attending Penn College will allow me to continue this in the future.”

Michael E. Storm
Computer Information Technology Analysis and Design Concentration
Penn Cambria High School, Cresson

National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, German Club, Interact Club, Spring Musical, Wildlife Society, Ski Club, Scholastic Quiz Team

“The best way to go about receiving the specific training that will be needed in the future job market is to get a degree from an institution like Penn College that specializes in technology-related majors. I believe that Penn College is the best place for me to get the training and education that will allow me to develop my potential to the fullest and prepare myself for a rapidly changing job market.”

Charles R. Stump
Toolmaking Technology
Central York High School, York

Honor/Distinguished Honor Student, Varsity Wrestling, Varsity Club, Envirothon Club, Materials Technology Student of the Year

“Ever since I can remember I have been interested in mechanics and metal working. This interest is the main reason that I applied to Penn College. Recommendations from friends who are either currently enrolled or have graduated from Penn College were a significant aspect of my decision to apply. Everything at your facility seems to fit perfectly with my interests and personality.”

Joseph M. Tertel Jr.
Graphic Design
North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School, Ashland

National Honor Society, HONORS Program, Enrichment Program, Yearbook (Editor), Newspaper, DARE, Student Advisory Council, Chorus, School Art Projects, Powder Puff Football, Varsity Soccer (Captain), Basketball, Track & Field, County Select Soccer Team, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Rank/Junior Assistant Scoutmaster), SKIP, Church Youth Group, Choir, Acolyte and Usher

“The reason I chose Penn College to continue my education was that this school was one of the few colleges that offered a four-year graphic design curriculum within the state of Pennsylvania. I have looked at other schools that offer this degree, but no school offers the facilities and the job opportunities that are offered at Penn College. Penn College offers the courses that can help me succeed as a graphic designer.”

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