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Spring Commencement: A Mid-May Extravaganza of Emotion


Pennsylvania College of Technology held three commencement ceremonies May 11-12 for more than 900 students who petitioned to graduate following the Spring 2018 semester. The Friday afternoon proceedings at the Community Arts Center honored students from the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications. Saturday morning featured The School of Construction & Design Technologies and the School of Health Sciences, while students from the School of Business & Hospitality and the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies graduated during the afternoon session. Student speakers were Hanna Jo Williams, of Marion, New York, awarded a bachelor’s degree in industrial and human factors design and an associate degree in studio arts on Friday; Glendalis Guadarrama, of Avondale, who received a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Saturday morning’s session; and Alexandra M. Lehman, of Williamsport, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration: sport and event management concentration to close out the festive weekend. The college also bestowed three teaching honors – the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award and two Excellence in Teaching Awards – as well as a pair of alumni awards.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor; Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer;
Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor; and Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

The stage is set … and ready for the next “Penn College Stars.”
The stage is set … and ready for the next “Penn College Stars.”

Davie Jane Gilmour marks her 20-year anniversary as president of Penn College, commenting on the privilege of serving in that post.
Davie Jane Gilmour marks her 20-year anniversary as president of Penn College, commenting on the privilege of serving in that post.

A grad expresses the jubilation of the day.
Brandon L. Stover, a welding and fabrication engineering grad from Oil City, expresses the jubilation of the day.

Williams shares a laugh with Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs, who introduced her.
Williams shares a laugh with Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs, who introduced her.

One Way to Commencement!
One Way to Commencement!

Students stand for the awarding of degrees prior to individually crossing the stage.
Students stand for the awarding of degrees prior to individually crossing the stage.

The spacious majesty of the venue always impresses.
The spacious majesty of the venue always impresses.

Andrew S. Wisner accepts his alumni award and shares some wisdom with graduates.
Andrew S. Wisner accepts his alumni award and shares some wisdom with graduates.

Taking in the sun and spirit of the day are (from left) welding grads Stone D. Skinkle-Howard, Evan D. Wian and Jacob C. Weller.
Taking in the sun and spirit of the day are (from left) welding grads Stone D. Skinkle-Howard, Evan D. Wian and Jacob C. Weller.

Alumni Volunteer of the Year Bradley G. Willis encourages new grads to maintain contact with their alma mater, returning to campus to share time and talents with tomorrow's students.
Alumni Volunteer of the Year Bradley G. Willis encourages new grads to maintain contact with their alma mater, returning to campus to share time and talents with tomorrow’s students.

A stunned Joanna K. Flynn said anyone who knows her knows she likes “a plan” ... but that receiving the Master Teacher Award was not “the plan” for Friday!
A stunned Joanna K. Flynn said anyone who knows her knows she likes “a plan” … but that receiving the Master Teacher Award was not “the plan” for Friday!

Plastics and polymer engineering technology student Mohammed Alhussain makes his way to the Community Arts Center ...
Plastics and polymer engineering technology student Mohammed Alhussain makes his way to the Community Arts Center …

... where he shouted, "We made it!" in shared triumph with classmates.
… where he shouted, “We made it!” in shared triumph with classmates.

Apropos the convergence of commencement and Mother's Day weekend, Courtenay M. Rainey graduated with son Henry A. in the same Saturday morning ceremony. A registered nurse at UPMC Susquehanna, she completed her four-year degree online; he earned a bachelor's in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, and has taken a job in Virginia Beach, Va.
Apropos the convergence of commencement and Mother’s Day weekend, Courtenay M. Rainey graduated with son Henry A. in the same Saturday morning ceremony. A registered nurse at UPMC Susquehanna, she completed her four-year degree online; he earned a bachelor’s in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, and has taken a job in Virginia Beach, Va.

Paparazzi in the loge
Paparazzi in the loge

The special event gets "six thumbs up" from applied technology studies graduates (from left) Emily T. Camerer, Johnathan T. Capps and Ryan Monteleone. Capps also holds a degree in mechatronics engineering technology, earned in 2016.
The special event gets “six thumbs up” from applied technology studies graduates (from left) Emily T. Camerer, Johnathan T. Capps and Ryan Monteleone. Capps also holds a degree in mechatronics engineering technology, earned in 2016.

Strickland introduces Guadarrama, the first of Saturday's student speakers ...
Strickland introduces Guadarrama, the first of Saturday’s student speakers …

... who thanked her parents for their boundless advocacy of college education, a dream they denied themselves in raising a family.
… who thanked her parents for their boundless advocacy of college education, a dream they denied themselves in raising a family.

Eyewear for the day, vision for the future
Eyewear for the day, vision for the future

In a packed house, large-screen projection makes sure no one misses a minute.
In a packed house, large-screen projection makes sure no one misses a minute.

Lehman draws on her knack for event-planning in making Saturday's occasion memorable.
Lehman draws on her knack for event-planning in making Saturday’s occasion memorable.

Absorbing the day's importance
Absorbing the day’s importance

A surprised Edwin G. Owens addresses the audience (along with his joyful and proud dean, Michael J. Reed, at right).
A surprised Edwin G. Owens addresses the audience (along with his joyful and proud dean, Michael J. Reed, at right).

Kreyanna R. Jackson, an early childhood education graduate from Gillett, processes toward a new chapter.
Kreyanna R. Jackson, an early childhood education graduate from Gillett, processes toward a new chapter.

Roman J. Scicchitano, graduating with a bachelor's in electronics and computer engineering technology, waves to his fan base. He earned a degree in electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis in 2015.
Roman J. Scicchitano, graduating with a bachelor’s in electronics and computer engineering technology, waves to his fan base. He earned a degree in electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation emphasis in 2015.

Yahya S. Rumaili holds the day's accessories (which includes a bachelor's degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology).
Yahya S. Rumaili holds the day’s accessories (which includes a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology).

Cydney L. Ginter, who graduated in legal assistant/paralegal, is swathed in support outside the Arts Center.
Cydney L. Ginter, who graduated in legal assistant/paralegal, is swathed in support outside the Arts Center.

Williams mentioned her hard-working farmer father, and said she hopes to “help farmers in another way” by putting her industrial design degree to work at John Deere.
Williams mentioned her hard-working farmer father, and said she hopes to “help farmers in another way” by putting her industrial design degree to work at John Deere.

A picture of calm is Caleb E. Cartmell, outgoing president of the Student Government Association, who received a degree in automotive technology management Saturday afternoon.
A picture of calm is Caleb E. Cartmell, outgoing president of the Student Government Association, who received a degree in automotive technology management Saturday afternoon.

The smiles of graphic design graduates MinhThu H. Nguyen (left), of Montoursville, and Felicia R. Hartzler (right), of Dover, help to light the way to the ceremony.
The smiles of graphic design graduates MinhThu H. Nguyen (left), of Montoursville, and Felicia R. Hartzler (right), of Dover, help to light the way to the ceremony.

A mortarboard message of positivity and purpose
A mortarboard message of positivity and purpose

Faculty members Wayne R. Sheppard (left) and Dennis R. Dorward, assistant professors of construction management, engage a cute-as-anything supporter of Christopher T. Stout, of Bellefonte.
Faculty members Wayne R. Sheppard (left) and Dennis R. Dorward, assistant professors of construction management, engage a cute-as-anything supporter of Christopher T. Stout, of Bellefonte.

Graduates wave to the president as she takes the first “official” cellphone photo of the day (and encourages others to do likewise).
Graduates wave to the president as she takes the first “official” cellphone photo of the day (and encourages others to do likewise).

Nathaniel F. Piper, of Halifax – who earned degrees in mechatronics engineering technology and renewable energy technologies – says he’s “contemplating his future.”
Nathaniel F. Piper, of Halifax – who earned degrees in mechatronics engineering technology and renewable energy technologies – says he’s “contemplating his future.”

Three-time graduate Christopher J. Morrin shakes the hand of Penn College Police Officer Justin M. Hakes. Already the achiever of degrees in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology and building automation technology, Morrin’s degree of the day was in electrical technology.
Three-time graduate Christopher J. Morrin shakes the hand of Penn College Police Officer Justin M. Hakes. Already the achiever of degrees in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology and building automation technology, Morrin’s degree of the day was in electrical technology.

Men in Black, ready to take on The Universe
Men in Black, ready to take on The Universe

Volunteer usher Janet Harrison makes a last-minute rose sale. Harrison said she’s the proud grandmother of two Penn College alumni.
Volunteer usher Janet Harrison makes a last-minute rose sale. Harrison said she’s the proud grandmother of two Penn College alumni.

Faculty award recipient Thomas J. Mulfinger said he begins each day hoping to make a difference in his students' lives. With the unexpected presentation of an Excellence in Teaching certificate, he said he now knows how much of a difference they make in his.
Faculty award recipient Thomas J. Mulfinger said he begins each day hoping to make a difference in his students’ lives. With the unexpected presentation of an Excellence in Teaching certificate, he said he now knows how much of a difference they make in his.

Craig A. Miller, associate professor of history/political science, photographs human services grads with instructor Deb Q. Bechtel.
Craig A. Miller, associate professor of history/political science, photographs human services grads with instructor Deb Q. Bechtel.

Dave R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, obliges a request for a photo with Raymond A. Ferki, a plastics and polymer engineering graduate from Richboro.
Dave R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, obliges a request for a photo with Raymond A. Ferki, a plastics and polymer engineering graduate from Richboro.

A bedazzled cap matches a forward-thinking glow.
A bedazzled cap matches the forward-thinking glow of early childhood education graduate Jenelle N. Segur, of Canton.

Graphic design graduates Joseph N. Colyer, of Selinsgrove, Morgan L. Royer, of Centre Hall, and Austin L. Fulton, of Montoursville, pose for photos near the college main entrance ...
Graphic design graduates Joseph N. Colyer, of Selinsgrove, Morgan L. Royer, of Centre Hall, and Austin L. Fulton, of Montoursville, pose for photos near the college main entrance …

... followed by a “see-you-again” hug between Royer and Colyer.
… followed by a “see-you-again” hug between Royer and Colyer.

Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost, presents the graduates for the president's official concurrence.
Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost, presents the graduates for the president’s official concurrence.

Multigenerational encouragement surrounds Wadih C. Azar Jr., a new alumnus in diesel technology.
Multigenerational encouragement surrounds Wadih C. Azar Jr., a new alumnus in diesel technology.

Earlier in the week, the president remarked that she'd shake "about 700 hands" over the weekend ...
Earlier in the week, the president remarked that she’d shake “about 700 hands” over the weekend …

... a prediction that came to pass ...
… a prediction that came to pass …

... as each graduate made his or her way ...
… as each graduate made his or her way …

... through the public glare of the theater lights.
… through the public glare of the theater lights.

Front and center, at the junction of earnestness and excitement
Front and center, at the junction of earnestness and excitement

Blannie E. Bowen, a member of the college's board of directors, authorizes the conferral of degrees.
Blannie E. Bowen, a member of the college’s board of directors, authorizes the conferral of degrees.

The college's "step and repeat" banners are a popular backdrop for graduation photos, including this group of culinary students on the verge of their next chapter ...
The college’s “step and repeat” banners are a popular backdrop for graduation photos, including this group of culinary students on the verge of their next chapter …

... as well as their schoolmates in the baking and pastry arts major.
… as well as their schoolmates in the baking and pastry arts major.

Drew R. Potts, assistant professor of civil engineering technology, proves that mentoring doesn't end with the semester.
Drew R. Potts, assistant professor of civil engineering technology, proves that mentoring doesn’t end with the semester.

Monteleone with his Institutional Advancement and Admissions “family.” From left: Becky J. Shaner, Claire Z. Biggs and Sarah R. Shott.
Monteleone with his Institutional Advancement and Admissions “family.” From left: Becky J. Shaner, Claire Z. Biggs and Sarah R. Shott.

Sealing the deal made from the outset, a student's hard work results in a promised payoff.
Sealing the deal made from the outset, a student’s hard work results in a promised payoff.

Satisfaction reigns on a sunny Friday.
Satisfaction reigns on a sunny Friday.

A STEM patch designates a National Science Foundation-funded Tech Scholar in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-related field.
A STEM patch designates a National Science Foundation-funded Tech Scholar in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-related field.

The Master Teacher honoree, in the audience with her son and father, thought she was on hand to honor husband Brian A. Flynn, an assistant professor of graphic design.
The Master Teacher honoree, in the audience with her son and father, thought she was on hand to honor husband Brian A. Flynn, an assistant professor of graphic design.

The president is assisted Friday afternoon by John M. Young, a member of the Penn College Board of Directors.
The president is assisted Friday afternoon by John M. Young, a member of the Penn College Board of Directors.

Diploma holders await their distinguished recipients in a distinctive setting.
Diploma holders await their distinguished recipients in a distinctive setting.

Longtime CAC volunteer Lou Hunsinger was on duty at all three ceremonies. The military veteran, a 1959 graduate in business management, was among the earliest members of what would become the institution's student government and alumni association.
Longtime CAC volunteer Lou Hunsinger was on duty at all three ceremonies. The military veteran, a 1959 graduate in business management, was among the earliest members of what would become the institution’s student government and alumni association.

Veterans, wearing honor cords that denote their military service, stand for a prolonged reception from an appreciative audience.
Veterans, wearing honor cords that denote their military service, stand for a prolonged reception from an appreciative audience.

Evan M. Astley, his parents and sister enjoy a photo op back on campus. He graduated in manufacturing engineering technology and is from Harrison City.
Evan M. Astley, his parents and sister enjoy a photo op back on campus. He graduated in manufacturing engineering technology and is from Harrison City.

Landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis major Katherine L. Kahn poses with her father, Barney A. IV, a building construction technology instructor at the college.
Landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis major Katherine L. Kahn poses with her father, Barney A. IV, a building construction technology instructor at the college.

Williams’ grad cap – complete with John Deere ribbon
Williams’ grad cap – complete with John Deere ribbon

A proud graduate shows off the day’s treasures at the “PENN COLLEGE” shrubbery.
A proud graduate shows off the day’s treasures at the “PENN COLLEGE” shrubbery.

Marketing grad Alexa R. Kopp celebrates with parents Jaimee L. and Terry L.
Marketing grad Alexa R. Kopp celebrates with parents Jaimee L. and Terry L.

Carl J. Bower Jr. (left), assistant professor of horticulture, alongside the "garden" he helped nurture.
Carl J. Bower Jr. (left), assistant professor of horticulture, alongside the “garden” he helped nurture.

Renewing a commencement rite of passage, the president turns Williams' tassel.
Renewing a commencement rite of passage, the president turns Williams’ tassel.

Amidst a standing-room-only crowd, every graduate gets the singular "just between us" treatment.
Amidst a standing-room-only crowd, every graduate gets the singular “just between us” treatment.

Manufacturing engineering technology graduate Markus P. Weber, of Port Tobacco, Md., receives congratulations from his grandfather, who received a degree in engineering 63 years ago from The Manhattan College and was pleased to see his grandson follow his footsteps.
Manufacturing engineering technology graduate Markus P. Weber, of Port Tobacco, Md., receives congratulations from his grandfather, who received a degree in engineering 63 years ago from The Manhattan College and was pleased to see his grandson follow his footsteps.

As a Penn College student, Wisner met his wife, Katia, during a two-week study abroad exchange at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Toluca, Mexico. They now reside in Georgia with their daughter, Elsa.
As a Penn College student, Wisner met his wife, Katia, during a two-week study abroad exchange at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Toluca, Mexico. They now reside in Georgia with their daughter, Elsa.

An emotional Madison H. Januchowski receives an emergency technology management diploma from her father, Jeffrey M., an assistant professor in automotive technology: Ford ASSET.
An emotional Madison H. Januchowski receives an emergency management technology diploma from her father, Jeffrey M., an assistant professor in automotive technology: Ford ASSET.

Saturday morning's speaker (right) with friend Leslie M. Medina, who graduated in dental hygiene
Saturday morning’s speaker (right) with friend Leslie M. Medina, who graduated in dental hygiene

Manufacturing engineering technology graduates Lucas P. Crawford, of New Bethlehem, and Luke J. Davies, of Montoursville, join forces in ties that bind.
Manufacturing engineering technology graduates Lucas P. Crawford, of New Bethlehem, and Luke J. Davies, of Montoursville, join forces in ties that bind.

Former Wildcat basketball player Dustin O. Baughman, of Bethlehem, surprised Judy Quinti (right), assistant professor of exercise science, with flowers and a ticket to his commencement ceremony. Quinti developed exercise regimens for Baughman throughout his collegiate career. At left is Baughman’s mother, Trixie.
Former Wildcat basketball player Dustin O. Baughman, of Bethlehem, surprised Judy Quinti (right), assistant professor of exercise science, with flowers and a ticket to his commencement ceremony. Quinti developed exercise regimens for Baughman throughout his collegiate career. At left is Baughman’s mother, Trixie.

Lehman culminates her history of campus involvement as a commencement speaker.
Lehman culminates her history of campus involvement as a commencement speaker.

Codey M. Leh, a welding and fabrication engineering technology graduate from Frenchtown, N.J., hoists a young motivator on his shoulders.
Codey M. Leh, a welding and fabrication engineering technology graduate from Frenchtown, N.J., hoists a young motivator on his shoulders.

Saudi students pose for a large group of fans at the college sign.
Saudi students pose for a large group of fans at the college sign.

A Saturday procession winds its way through The Genetti Hotel, taking a corner-cutting detour to West Fourth Street due to an insistent rain.
A Saturday procession winds its way through The Genetti Hotel, taking a corner-cutting detour to West Fourth Street due to an insistent rain.

A laurel for a champion!
A laurel for a champion!

Radiating some much-needed optimism on a rainy day are Anthony J. DiBucci, building construction technology: masonry concentration, and Gretchen O. Helfrich, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration.
Radiating some much-needed optimism on a rainy day are Anthony J. DiBucci, building construction technology: masonry concentration, and Gretchen O. Helfrich, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration.

An ovation for the weekend's learned VIPs
An ovation for the weekend’s learned VIPs

Helpful college employees provide a gauntlet of protection along West Fourth Street.
Helpful college employees provide a gauntlet of protection along West Fourth Street.

Some of Saturday's graduating class of dental hygiene majors – 36 strong, thought to be the largest ever – savor their watershed moment.
Some of Saturday’s graduating class of dental hygiene majors – 36 strong, thought to be the largest ever – savor their watershed moment.

Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost, reads each name in a parade of accomplishment.
Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost, reads each name in a parade of accomplishment.

An appended message lets a grad says a special "Thanks."
An appended message lets a grad says a special “Thanks.”

Nursing student Chloe F. DeVillars displays her tasseled toolkit for success.
Nursing student Chloe F. DeVillars displays her tasseled toolkit for success.

Graduates check in with Registrar's Office staff, including Philip G.Berry, external records evaluator, and Karen E. Wright, graduation assistant.
Graduates check in with Registrar’s Office staff, including Philip G.Berry, external records evaluator, and Karen E. Wright, graduation assistant.

In the waning minutes before the Saturday afternoon procession, Tammy M. Rich (left), assistant professor of business administration, management and event management, talks with soon-to-be alumni. From left are Krista L. Watson, a business administration: marketing concentration major (with service dog-in-training Nikko); Luke S. Billman, heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis; and Sarah I. Tielmann, baking and pastry arts.
In the waning minutes before the Saturday afternoon procession, Tammy M. Rich (left), assistant professor of business administration, management and event management, talks with soon-to-be alumni. From left are Krista L. Watson, a business administration: marketing concentration major (with service dog-in-training Nikko); Luke S. Billman, heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis; and Sarah I. Tielmann, baking and pastry arts.

As the honoree leaves the stage, construction students stand in recognition of Mulfinger's teaching award.
As the honoree leaves the stage, construction students stand in recognition of Mulfinger’s teaching award.

Chef Paul E. Mach rounds up hospitality grads, opening the window of opportunity for a benevolent invasion by Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II.
Chef Paul E. Mach rounds up hospitality grads, opening the window of opportunity for a benevolent invasion by Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II.

Kelly Jones Lapetina was inspired by TV's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," even on a day when Williamsport weather was far less hospitable. (For the record, the applied health studies: surgical technology concentration major IS from Philadelphia!)
Kelly Jones Lapetina was inspired by TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” even on a day when Williamsport weather was far less hospitable. (For the record, the applied health studies: surgical technology concentration major IS from Philadelphia!)

Greenery seemingly sprouts from horticulture/landscape technology major Aaron A. Sledge Jr.,who helped document the day through a social-media "takeover."
Greenery seemingly sprouts from horticulture/landscape technology major Aaron A. Sledge Jr.,who helped document the day through a social-media “takeover.”

Construction management grads gather 'round Sheppard for some 11th-hour advice.
Construction management grads gather ’round Sheppard for some 11th-hour advice.

Taking advantage of an all-too-short break in the clouds ...
Taking advantage of an all-too-short break in the clouds …

... families took their love and encouragement into the street.
… families took their love and encouragement into the street.

Nikko joins in the festivities, to the delight of on-stage observers with a dog's-eye view.
Nikko joins in the festivities, to the delight of on-stage observers with a dog’s-eye view.

Roy H. Klinger, automotive restoration instructor, with Vanessa Mathurin, a restoration alumna who added a bachelor's in applied management on Saturday
Roy H. Klinger, automotive restoration instructor, with Vanessa Mathurin, a restoration alumna who added a bachelor’s in applied management on Saturday

Dental hygiene grads Mikayla A. Krupa (left) and Jessica Zimmerman seize the day, selfie-style.
Dental hygiene grads Mikayla A. Krupa (left) and Jessica Zimmerman seize the day, selfie-style.

Fresh from a hospitality assignment at the Kentucky Derby and moving to Germany after a few months back home in Erie, Keegan D. Sonney reconnects with her parents after Saturday afternoon's exercises. She earned a bachelor's in applied management, adding to her associate degree in baking and pastry arts.
Fresh from a hospitality assignment at the Kentucky Derby and moving to Germany after a few months back home in Erie, Keegan D. Sonney reconnects with her parents after Saturday afternoon’s exercises. She earned a bachelor’s in applied management, adding to her associate degree in baking and pastry arts.

Wisner enjoys a pre-ceremony laugh with Cotner, one of his former academic mentors.
Wisner enjoys a pre-ceremony laugh with Cotner, one of his former academic mentors.

Registrar’s Office staff member Lizze A. Robinholt, external records evaluator, assists a student checking in at The Genetti.
Registrar’s Office staff member Lizze A. Robinholt, external records evaluator, assists a student checking in at The Genetti.

Steven P. Johnson, a board member who took part in Saturday afternoon’s proceedings, adds his congratulations

A frame of reference
A frame of reference

Forty years after she first joined the college faculty, the president remains inspired by students – from first meeting at orientation to their final exams and beyond.
Forty years after she first joined the college faculty, the president remains inspired by students – from first meeting at orientation to their final exams and beyond.

An unfailingly upbeat member of the Wildcat Dance Team, Lehman sports an appropriate sentiment.
An unfailingly upbeat member of the Wildcat Dance Team, Lehman sports an appropriate sentiment.

On a happy day, only the gowns are blue for these associate-degree graduates.
On a happy day, only the gowns are blue for these associate-degree graduates.

Bookended by Ron E. Kodish, assistant professor, and instructor Emily B. Miller, exercise science students make a memory.
Bookended by Ron E. Kodish, assistant professor, and instructor Emily B. Miller, exercise science students make a memory.

Bringing it all into focus
Bringing it all into focus

Following Friday's ceremony, engineering design technology graduate William C. Hayden enjoys one last conversation with instructor Craig A. Miller.
Following Friday’s ceremony, engineering design technology graduate William C. Hayden enjoys one last conversation with instructor Craig A. Miller.

A grad beams as the procession rounds the corner to West Fourth Street.
A grad beams as the procession rounds the corner to West Fourth Street.

Roses await purchase on a table outside the Arts Center.
Roses await purchase on a table outside the Arts Center.

Utilizing the “Student Bodies” creations, crafted by welding students, as a backdrop is Kyle X. Beam and family. Beam earned a degree is welding and fabrication engineering technology.
Utilizing the “Student Bodies” creations, crafted by welding students, as a backdrop is Kyle X. Beam and family. Beam earned a degree is welding and fabrication engineering technology.

Dental hygiene graduate Mary K. Slipe channels Disney's "Mulan" in touting her attributes.
Dental hygiene graduate Mary K. Slipe channels Disney’s “Mulan” in touting her attributes.

Happiness bursts forth
Happiness bursts forth

Camaraderie and easy smiles mark the walk of applied human services graduates to the Community Arts Center.
Camaraderie and easy smiles mark the walk of applied human services graduates to the Community Arts Center.

Smiles abound on the pre-commencement procession up West Fourth Street.
Smiles abound among early childhood education grad Taylor D. Lang, of Williamsport, and her classmates on the pre-commencement procession up West Fourth Street.

A balloon bouquet brightens the day.
A balloon bouquet brightens the day.

A stage whisper conveys the loud-and-clear message of a job well done.
A stage whisper conveys the loud-and-clear message of a job well done.

Automotive restoration technology grads Kevin S. Kyle (left) and Luke C. Miller are poised to continue their proven success in a unique field.
Automotive restoration technology grads Kevin S. Kyle (left) and Luke C. Miller are poised to continue their proven success in a unique field.

Building construction technology majors line up for photos in a nearby parking lot, a formidable phalanx of realized potential.
Building construction technology majors line up for photos in a nearby parking lot, a formidable phalanx of realized potential.

A female veteran, one of the college's more than 400 servicemen and women in its student body, beams with the pride of achievement.
A female veteran, one of the college’s more than 400 servicemen and women in its student body, beams with the pride of achievement.

The family of Kyra N. Shea, a graphic design graduate from Huntingdon, captures her likeness near a campus landmark.
The family of Kyra N. Shea, a graphic design graduate from Huntingdon, captures her likeness near a campus landmark.

Michael D. Peterman, of Barto, poses for a photo with his mother.
Michael D. Peterman, of Barto, poses for a photo with his mother.

Whether an adoration of caffeine or an acknowledgement of chosen career, the variety of decorated caps never disappoints.
Whether an adoration of caffeine or an acknowledgement of chosen career, the variety of decorated caps never disappoints.

Graduates and their families riding shuttle buses back to the Bush Campus Center were greeted by this sendoff outside the Student Activities Office.
Graduates and their families riding shuttle buses back to the Bush Campus Center were greeted by this sendoff outside the Student Activities Office.

 

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