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‘Safari Breakfast’ Winners Announced

Joette M. Siertle and Erin S. Shultz lend student supportMore than 500 new Penn College students started the day Saturday with the “Safari Breakfast” event. Students were served breakfast in the Susquehanna Room, then were invited to visit the BTC hallway, which had been transformed into a jungle/safari environment.

Navigating around 7-foot palm trees and inflatable monkeys, students visited with Penn College staff from 18 departments, seeking answers to various college-related questions on a “Penn College Passport” they had been issued.

Students who submitted their completed passports became eligible to win a number of prizes donated by local businesses, lenders and Penn College departments.

The following students won prizes in the “passport drawing,” and can pick up their prizes at the CC Information Desk:

Penn College Police among 18 departments representedRenee Angstadt Amy Bensinger Jill Button Andrew Caldwell Angela Charcas Katie Chearney Greg Clark Craig Collier Stephen Conforti Kelly Craven Heather Crays Daniel Cunningham Lacey Daubert Dexter Daubert Scott Davies Michael Fein Alyssa Giedroc Justin Gombert Kenneth Gray Jessica Harpster Paul Hawk Jade Juan Jessica Kessler Michael LipkaColorful jungle motif enhances experienceThomas Little Brian Ludwig Jennifer Mast Danielle May Clinton Todd McKenna Bret Moyer Jonas Nunez Renee Peters Leslie Pierantoni Andrea Piskel Johannys Roman-Ortiz Joshua Sachs Amanda Schlott Nathaniel Shadle Holly Sheaffer Kimber Shermeyer Craig Staffeldt Ginnie Swinehart Amanda Swingle Chrissie Tillburg Zach Wagner Kayla Weidick

The Penn College Safari Breakfast Team thanks the following businesses and organizations for their generous support:

Advanced Auto Parts Aeropostale Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Bank of America Boardwalk Boulevard Carvel Ice-Cream Coffee and Tea Room College Loan Corporation Community Theatre League Dairy Queen-Lycoming Mall Dunkin’ Donuts EdAmerica Faxon Lanes FYE Great Escape Movie Theaters JCPenney Kaufmann’s Lycoming Mall Penn College Academic Support Services Penn College Fitness Center Penn College Job Location and Development PNC Bank Quizno’s Red Lobster YMCA-Williamsport

A special “thank you” to Trinity United Methodist Church, Winfield, for lending many of the decorations used in this year’s event.

The Safari Breakfast committee also extends its appreciation to the Orientation Leaders for their extensive help during a busy Orientation weekend. The leaders joined in at 6a.m. even after having worked very late the previous evening. According to organizers, they helped set up tables and decorations, guided students, and made it very welcoming for the staff and guests.

Casey Gardner won a $25 Staples gift card, and Lacey Daubert was the winner of a $20 Staples gift card.

Photos by Patricia M. Scheib, academic skills specialist

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