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Student Awards Presented at Commencement

Pennsylvania College of Technology honored the following student award winners during commencement exercises conducted Saturday, May 15:

PRESIDENT’S AWARD for leadership and service to the College community: James Joseph Mikulski, B.S., manufacturing engineering technology, Montoursville. ACADEMIC VICE PRESIDENT/PROVOST AWARD for scholastic achievement and service to the College: Suzanne K. Keener, B.S., accounting, Williamsport. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ AWARD for achievement under exceptional conditions: Frank Killinger, A.A.S., accounting, (December 1998 graduate), Castanea, and Brenda Kay Grose, B.S., applied human services, Bloomsburg. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN NURSING AWARD presented to the graduate of the nursing major for outstanding academic achievement and exceptional ability in practicum and communication skills: Joy A. Kinley, A.A.S., nursing, Cogan Station.

ACADEMIC FITNESS AWARD, to the graduating student, chosen by the Fitness Center Staff, who as a member of the Penn College Fitness Center, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, campus community involvement, and a commitment to personal fitness and health: Timothy Lewis Chapman, B.S., plastics & polymer engineering technology, Montoursville. ACCOUNTING FACULTY AWARD for outstanding achievement in accounting to a non-transfer student on the basis of academic standing, selected by the accounting faculty: Michelle J. Lane, A.A.S. degrees in interior plantscape/floral design, landscape/nursery technology, and accounting, (December 1998 graduate), Montoursville. AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY (AWS) STUDENT CHAPTER AWARD to a member of the student chapter who has shown leadership and dedication in the field of welding: Lester Charles Miller, B.S., welding & fabrication engineering technology, Saxton. LEWIS H. BARDO MEMORIAL AWARD to a student who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness, high ideals): Richelle Ann Walker, A.A., general studies, Williamsport. DALE RUSS BERG AWARD for proficiency in the operation and use of heavy equipment: Jeremy Paul Harris, certificate, heavy construction equipment technician, Muncy. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FACULTY AWARD presented to the management student for achievement in the field of study, for leadership qualities shown and cooperation with faculty and peers: Rita Patricia Roush, B.S., business administration, Sunbury. COLGATE AWARD to the graduating student who exhibits enthusiasm for dental hygiene, dedication to patients, and the pursuit of excellence in dental hygiene: Robin A. Coyle, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Troy. COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY AWARD for scholastic achievement, work ethics, character, contribution to the department, and contribution to fellow students: Jacqueline Haines Bitner, A.A.S., computer information systems/microcomputer specialist emphasis, Lock Haven, and Timothy Ronald Shepler, B.S., computer information technology, data communication & networking concentration, Pine Grove. DENTAL HYGIENE FACULTY AWARD to the student who demonstrates the most growth and development throughout the course of study in the dental hygiene major: Misty Michelle Luckman, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Williamsport. DRAFTING FACULTY AWARD to a graduating drafting student, chosen by the faculty, who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, interest in the field, and potential for success in the future: Michael D. Simmons, A.A.S., computer-aided drafting technology, Williamsport. ELECTRICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD, sponsored by Schaedler Bros., Inc., to the electrical occupations student chosen by the College to have exhibited outstanding capabilities in his or her course of study: Michael Anthony Kiessling, certificate, electronic occupations, Williamsport. ELECTRICAL FACULTY AWARD, to a graduating electrical student, chosen by the faculty, who has demonstrated outstanding ability and achievement in the electrical major: Audrey L. Kiess, A.A.S., electrical technology, Cogan Station. FLOWSERVE AWARD for scholastic achievement in a certificate major in applied arts and sciences: Mary Jane Baier, certificate, computer applications technology, Linden. GAMMA EPSILON TAU AWARD to the student in the graphic communications major who exhibits outstanding development in skill, capability and leadership, and a willingness to help others: Jonathan G. Whetstone, printing & publishing technology, Coopersburg. THE DR. CLARKE J. HOLLISTER MEMORIAL AWARD to the student who has shown outstanding ability and achievement in dental health education: Kristy Rae Heggenstaller, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Williamsport. HU-FRIEDY GOLDEN SCALER AWARD to the dental hygiene student who has the highest clinical average: Nadia Filice, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Hannon, Ontario, Canada. INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, sponsored by Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, presented to the North Campus graduate who has demonstrated exceptional perseverance and determination to fulfill the requirements of his or her degree: Jacqueline D. Graber, A.A.S., human services, Galeton. JOINT APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING COMMITTEE AWARD to the top plumbing student: Brett James Walker, A.A.S., heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology/plumbing, New Oxford. LEPLEY, ENGELMAN & YAW AWARD to the graduate of the legal assistant major with the highest grade point average: Timothy Reitz, A.A.S., Montgomery. LYCOMING COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY AWARD to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in the dental hygiene major: Heidi Dawn Kunselman, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Hawthorn. LYCOMING LAW ASSOCIATION AWARD to the graduate of the legal assistant associate degree major with the highest grade point average, who was a Lycoming County resident prior to enrollment in and during completion of the major: Joann L. Eichenlaub, Montgomery. HARVEY A. MARTIN MEMORIAL AWARD to a graphic communication graduate, selected by the faculty of the graphic communication major, who exhibits a commitment to the profession and love of the major: Michell E. Lynch, A.A.S., printing & publishing production, York. THE MATHEMATICS FACULTY AWARD to the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in mathematics: Mark Patrick Niedermyer, A.S., physical sciences, (December 1998 graduate), Cogan Station. McNERNEY, PAGE, VANDERLIN & HALL AWARD to the graduate of the legal assistant studies major with the highest grade point average: Mary Ann Johnson, B.S., legal assistant/paralegal studies, Cogan Station. THE JACK MINNIER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN BUSINESS to a graduate of the School of Business and Computer Technologies who earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who exhibits personal achievement, personal perseverance, poise, personality, and leadership qualities: Shelley A. Gadoury, B.S., business administration, Muncy. THE EWING W. MUESELER AWARD for the student showing the highest degree of proficiency in the diesel major: Charles Ivan Deeble, A.A.S., diesel technology, Lewisberry. THE NORTH CENTRAL DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION AWARD to the student who elicits the greatest enthusiasm and commitment to the dental hygiene major: Angie A. Lehman, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Williamsport. THE NORTHERN CENTRAL BANK ANNUAL AWARD to a graduating student in one of the two-year computer information systems associate degree curricula based on the following criteria: the student must plan to enter the data processing field, must have demonstrated excellence in programming and other data processing curriculum, must have maintained an above average total scholastic achievement, and must have demonstrated a high degree of leadership ability: Julie Jean Moyer, A.A.S., computer information systems/business programming emphasis, Bloomsburg. THE SHIRLEY NOVOSEL MEMORIAL AWARD to a student who demonstrates leadership and proficiency in clinical work; promotes client advocacy; shows a strong desire to learn and help others learn; displays a caring, compassionate and empathetic attitude towards patients; and displays a positive attitude toward the nursing program in general: Victoria Ann Albarano, A.A.S., nursing, Williamsport. NURSING PEER RECOGNITION AWARD presented to the graduate of the nursing major whom fellow classmates believe exhibits the characteristics of the technical nurse role: Tharon Blake Holmberg, A.A.S., nursing, Milton.INFORMATION SYSTEMS FACULTY AWARD presented to the office information systems student who has demonstrated the highest level of proficiency in the operation of office information systems and who has exhibited the characteristics of an ideal employee: Diane J. McDonnell, A.A.S., office information systems, Montoursville. THE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY FACULTY AWARD presented to the Office Administration student who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in all office skills as well as excellence in the areas of human relations, leadership, and cooperation: Angela Dawn Zapola, A.A.S., office administration specialist, Cogan Station. OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AWARD, sponsored by Pennypacker & Gooch, P.C., presented to the North Campus graduate who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and outstanding secretarial skills: Brandy Sue Klesa, office administration specialist, Coudersport. PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY MACHINE SHOP FACULTY AWARD for a graduating student in the two- or four-year degree machine shop majors who exemplifies the College’s philosophy of excellence and exhibits devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, and friendliness: Doyle L. Buchanan II, A.A.S., automated manufacturing technology, Canton. PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY WELDING FACULTY AWARD for a graduating student in the two- or four-year degree welding majors who exemplifies the College philosophy of excellence: Lester Charles Miller, B.S., welding & fabrication engineering technology, Saxton. PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS’ AWARD for excellence in accounting studies in the School of Business and Computer Technologies under criteria set forth by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Dale Marie Rockwell, B.S., accounting, (December 1998 graduate), , Linden. PHI BETA LAMBDA FRATERNITY AWARD for performance and dedication to the fraternity: Brent F. Porter, B.S., technology management, Denver. PROCTOR AND GAMBLE AWARD to a dental hygiene major graduate in recognition of knowledge in the preventative aspects of dental disease and the contributions toward the preventative oral health of patients: Nadia Filice, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Hannon, Ontario, Canada. PATRICIA A. SAXTON EXCELLENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE AWARD to the student who exhibits dedication to the profession through the encouragement and support of others: Stacey Lee DeKrane, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Center Valley. SIGMA PHI ALPHA AWARD to the graduating dental hygiene student who has the highest grade point average at the end of the fourth semester: Gemma Bruner, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Williamsport, and Heidi Kunselman, A.A.S., dental hygiene, Hawthorn. SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS (SME) AWARD, a recognition award to the SME student-member(s) who have contributed most to the advancement of manufacturing education (baccalaureate and associate degree awards): James Joseph Mikulski, B.S., manufacturing engineering technology, Montoursville, and Bradley Allen Hitz, A.A.S., toolmaking technology, Elizabethtown. ROSE STAIMAN MEMORIAL AWARD to the student who fulfills the requirements of brotherhood, service to College and community, and scholastic achievement: Shannon Lee Martin, B.S., construction management, Ephrata. WILLIAM J. STITZEL MEMORIAL AWARD for the graduate from the heavy construction equipment major who best exemplifies William J. Stitzel’s dedication and service to the College and the student body: John P. Stauffer, certificate, heavy construction equipment technician, Mount Joy. ROBERT G. THOMAS AWARD for the graduating student who has attained the highest cumulative average in welding: John C. Mylin V, A.A.S., welding technology, New Columbia. U. A. LOCAL NO. 520 PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS AWARD to a graduating student in plumbing and heating, residing in the Local No. 520 membership area, who has shown a strong interest and desire to become a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 520: Gregory S. Heare, A.A.S., heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology/plumbing, New Oxford. WALL STREET JOURNAL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to that graduating student demonstrating superior achievement in business administration: Suzanne K. Keener, B.S., accounting, Williamsport. WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA BUILDERS ASSOCIATION AWARD to the students one from construction management (bachelor degree), three from building construction technology and/or masonry construction emphasis (associate degrees), and two from construction carpentry or cabinetmaking and millwork (certificates) with outstanding grade point averages, high moral characters and outstanding trade skills who have demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty and staff: Shannon Lee Martin, B.S., construction management, Ephrata; Jarod Austin Ambrosino, A.A.S., building construction technology, Kingston; Jeremy Lee Anderson, A.A.S., building construction technology, Punxsutawney; Tim Zartman, A.A.S., building construction technology,Herndon; Craig R. Bellis, certificate, construction carpentry, Milford, N.J., and Jason Glenn McConnell, certificate, construction carpentry, Trout Run. THE WOODLANDS BANK AWARD to the student in the computer science area with a secondary emphasis toward a career in either banking or business administration: Charles Edward Baker, A.A.S., computer information systems/business programming emphasis, Jersey Shore.

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