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President advocates for tomorrow makers in Capitol appearance


In a screen capture from streaming video, President Gilmour talks about gender diversity in the college's welding program and the attractive starting salaries that await graduates.
In a screen capture from streaming video, President Gilmour talks about gender diversity in the college’s welding program and the attractive starting salaries that await graduates.

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour appeared before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday afternoon to address the college’s proposed 2020-21 budget allocation. The 3:35 p.m. “general conversation” with legislators which addressed the college’s critical role in meeting the needs of tomorrow-minded students and the employers that will hire them was streamed live by Pennsylvania Cable Network and the State Senate. It is available for viewing through the Pennsylvania Senate Republicans website. Gilmour was joined on the panel by Betty K. Tompos, interim president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and Mark H. Erickson, president of Northampton Community College, who represented community colleges throughout the commonwealth.

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