Rep. Masser Tours Penn College Campus

State Rep. Kurt Masser (in purple shirt) and Harold Hurst (left) his chief of staff, visit the Thermoforming Center of Excellence with Christopher J. Gagliano (second from right), PIRC program manager, and Christopher P. Ray, executive director of business development at Penn College.

The tour leaves the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center with Patrick Marty (second from right), chief of staff/assistant to the president for college relations.

Bradley M. Webb (in hat), assistant dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, takes the legislative guests through the college's welding lab.

State Rep. Kurt Masser, who represents the 107th legislative district, spanning portions of Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties, visited the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus on Wednesday to find out more about the college’s unique educational model and to explore possible linkages to secondary education in his district.

Accompanied by his chief of staff, Harold Hurst, Masser, who has served in the Legislature since 2011, toured labs and classrooms in the schools of Construction & Design Technologies; Health Sciences (nursing and dental hygiene); and Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies. Also included was a stop at the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center.

Masser and his family own and operate several restaurants, catering operations and a farmer’s market in the Paxinos-Ralpho Township areas. He managed to include an impromptu tour of culinary areas during a stop for lunch at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.

During the 2017-18 legislative session, Masser was elected to serve as a member of the House Republican leadership team as majority caucus administrator. He is also a former Northumberland County commissioner, having served in that role from 2004 to 2010.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University