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Student Awards Presented at Penn College Commencement

Pennsylvania College of Technology honored the following student award winners during winter commencement exercises conducted Dec. 17:

PRESIDENT’S AWARD for leadership and service to the College community: Gregory J. Snyder, manufacturing engineering technology, Sunbury.

ACADEMIC VICE PRESIDENT/PROVOST AWARD for scholastic achievement and service to the College: Kevin E. LeFever, construction management, Williamsport.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ AWARD for achievement under exceptional conditions: Wendy Jean Hutzell, landscape/nursery technology, Stoystown.

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): Jeffrey Alan Lieb, automated manufacturing technology, Stroudsburg.

DALE RUSS BERG AWARD for proficiency in the operation and use of heavy equipment: Cory Layne Kodish, heavy construction equipment technology, Lock Haven.

FLOWSERVE AWARD for scholastic achievement in a certificate program in applied arts and sciences: Richard M. Klinger, automated manufacturing technology, Catawissa.

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: Christopher Lynn Reed, computer-aided drafting technology, Montoursville. EWING W MUESELER AWARD for the student showing the highest degree of proficiency in the diesel majors: George Charles Place, diesel technology, Tunkhannock.

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: Richard M. Klinger, automated manufacturing technology, Catawissa.

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: Daniel Shifflet, welding technology, Williamsport.

ROBERT G. THOMAS AWARD for the graduating student who has attained the highest cumulative average in welding: Michael J. Nau, welding technology, Jersey Shore.

WILLIAM J. STITZEL MEMORIAL AWARD for the graduate from the Heavy Construction Equipment program who best exemplifies William J. Stitzel’s dedication and service to the College and the student body: John David Rife, heavy construction equipment technology, Watsontown.

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