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PFEW Teens Get a Student’s-Eye View of ‘degrees that work’


Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture (in orange hardhat), crosses all the t's for tree-trimming safety.
Justin Shelinski, laboratory assistant for horticulture (in orange hardhat), crosses all the t’s for tree-trimming safety.
Emergency medical services/paramedic technology student Alonzo T. Estep demonstrates proper procedure for IV insertion.
Emergency medical services/paramedic technology student Alonzo T. Estep demonstrates proper procedure for IV insertion.
Cody J. Miller, line cook at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant (and May graduate in culinary arts technology) and Fred Becker, dean of hospitality, serve up stir-fry along with appetizing facts about working in "the happiness business."
Cody J. Miller, line cook at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant (and May graduate in culinary arts technology) and Fred Becker, dean of hospitality, serve up stir-fry along with appetizing facts about working in “the happiness business.”
Dale E. Jaenke, assistant professor of automotive technology, briefs students on fuel-cell technology before turning them loose on hydrogen-powered model cars.
Dale E. Jaenke, assistant professor of automotive technology, briefs students on fuel-cell technology before turning them loose on hydrogen-powered model cars.
Surrounded by examples of PFEW's colorful and competitive spirit on the walls of the Klump Academic Center auditorium, admissions representatives Ashley N. Bower and Patrick McCabe offer a primer in choosing the right college.
Surrounded by examples of PFEW’s colorful and competitive spirit on the walls of the Klump Academic Center auditorium, admissions representatives Ashley N. Bower and Patrick McCabe offer a primer in choosing the right college.

High schoolers participating in Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week have gotten an authentic taste of college life since their Sunday arrival: living in campus housing, attending lectures, collaborating on projects with their classmates and eating dining-hall food. On Wednesday, they were treated to an even keener look of what makes Penn College such a renowned place at which to craft a career. After a presentation by two admissions representatives, groups fanned out among all eight of the college’s academic schools for hands-on activities with faculty/staff and students – from a scavenger hunt to management of a major metropolitan construction project, from a plastics laboratory to the latest applications for information technology.

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