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Pennsylvania Builders Association honors Penn College student


A building construction technology major at Pennsylvania College of Technology has received an Outstanding Student Award from the Pennsylvania Builders Association’s Endorsed Trade Program.

David J. Foreman, of Duncansville, was nominated for the honor by instructors Barney A. Kahn IV and Levon A. Whitmyer.

David J. Foreman (center), of Duncansville, is presented with an Outstanding Student Award by (from left) David DiPasquale, the Pennsylvania Builders Association's director of endorsed programs; Carroll Pawlikowski, executive officer of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association, and Penn College instructors Barney A. Kahn IV and Levon A. Whitmyer.
David J. Foreman (center), of Duncansville, is presented with an Outstanding Student Award by (from left) David DiPasquale, the Pennsylvania Builders Association’s director of endorsed programs; Carroll Pawlikowski, executive officer of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association, and Penn College instructors Barney A. Kahn IV and Levon A. Whitmyer.

The Outstanding Student Award is presented to students across Pennsylvania in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the trade.  Students who carry a qualifying GPA, who are members of a student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders and who are from schools enrolled in the Endorsed Trade Program are eligible.

“I am humbled by receiving this award, but I have to credit also my teachers and classmates for winning this,” Foreman said. “My education also comes from them, being right there every step of the way. I think we have a bright future ahead of us, and we need more people in the trades, which is another reason that this recognition is so important to me.”

The Endorsed Trade Program was developed by the PBA in collaboration with educators, local builder associations and others to give technical school graduates more credibility in the job market – as well as to provide builders with a highly skilled workforce.

For information about Penn College’s School of Construction & Design Technologies, call 570-327-4518.

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

Comments

Melinda Heckman,

Congratulations, David! This is a wonderful reflection on you, your instructors, the School of Construction & Design Technologies and Penn College!

Jackie Kephart,

Congratulations, David! This an honor for you and your parents. But remember I knew you when you were small enough to stay under the coffee table at Tim’s for games! So I literally can say, “I knew you when!”

Diane Heckendorn,

Wow! That’s fantastic. I’m so happy for you and proud of you. And you’ve only just begun!

Jim Foreman,

We’re very proud of you, David, and grateful to the PBA for taking interest in today’s youth who have shown a sincere interest in the Construction Trade industry. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention how fantastic Penn College is and especially the entire staff and faculty! We’ve put three children through three different colleges/universities, so we now know what to look for in a school and their faculty. Penn College is beyond remarkable! They are organized, practical, value-oriented and genuinely mentoring in all aspects. We can’t say enough good about Penn College and the faculty who have helped to teach and mold David for his life’s passion of work.

Shawn McCarl,

Congratulations, David! What a tremendous honor! It has been awesome watching you embrace the trades! You are an awesome young man and will be a great leader in the Building Trades industry! I look forward to watching you continue to grow and make a difference. I am extremely proud of you! Congratulations, David!

Ed Thompson,

To be one of those people who can use their brains and hands to make places for people to live in or work in that also have a beautiful appearance and appeal to others is a gift, not only to the individual, but to everyone else who will see what they have achieved with their hard work. Congratulations to this young man and may he stay humble but successful, while continuing on in his life’s journey. God bless you, sir. Have a wonderful life.

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