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Professional-Development Day Held for College’s Classified Employees

Walter V. Gower, assistant professor of aviation, outlines the fleet of aircraft available for student instruction.
Walter V. Gower, assistant professor of aviation, outlines the fleet of aircraft available for student instruction.
Classified employee Shawnalee E. Miller at the controls
Classified employee Shawnalee E. Miller at the controls
Aviation instructor Michael R. Robison leads a tour group outside the hangar.
Aviation instructor Michael R. Robison leads a tour group outside the hangar.
Penn College Police Officer/Investigator Jen J. Bowers (right), with Ellen K. Cero, secretary to the director of college health services, demonstrates techniques for fending off an attacker
Penn College Police Officer/Investigator Jen J. Bowers (right), with Ellen K. Cero, secretary to the director of college health services, demonstrates techniques for fending off an attacker

Classified staff from Penn College traveled to Montoursville for a full slate of professional-development activities on Thursday, blending practical information with a peek at the Lumley Aviation Center not often available to campus-bound employees. Aviation faculty provided a tour of the center (including the retired Boeing 727 donated by FedEx), and the staff members learned tips for “Surviving and Succeeding at Difficult Conversations” and engaged in S.A.F.E. – Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange – with a representative of law enforcement. In an extension of the college’s commitment to lifelong learning, full-time employees are required to participate in eight hours of professional development each fiscal year to enrich themselves, their offices/departments, and the institution and its students.
Photos by Shawnalee E. Miller, Career Services secretary, and Jaimee L. Kopp, General Services secretary

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