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Student Awards Presented to Penn College Graduates

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its Fall 2016 graduates.

A commencement ceremony was held Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

The award winners, their hometowns and academic majors are:

President’s Award, presented for leadership and service to the college: Caleb E. Cartmell, Honesdale, automotive technology.

Board of Directors’ Award, presented for achievement under exceptional conditions: Aaron D. Lachat, Williamsport, business administration: management concentration.

The Academic Vice President and Provost’s Award, presented for scholastic achievement and service: Robert William Myers, Williamsport, manufacturing engineering technology.

Lewis H. Bardo Memorial Award, presented to a graduate who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness and high ideals): Chesnya Ioanna Cherelus, Elmont, N.Y., nursing.

Chef Leah Chase Excellence in Hospitality Award, presented to a nontraditional graduate who demonstrates Chef Chase’s commitment to being a positive role model for the hospitality industry, work and scholastic excellence, stewardship of personal and professional resources, respect for self and others, and excellence and leadership in hospitality education: Amanda Rose D’Apuzzo, Edenton, N.C., baking and pastry arts.

Hospitality Faculty Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates academic achievement, exemplifies professionalism and is committed to excellence in hospitality: Christopher Scott Kasler, Williamsport, culinary arts and systems.

American Welding Society Student Chapter Award, presented to a member of the student chapter who has shown leadership and dedication in the field of welding: Chad Michael Nicks, Milan, Mich., welding and fabrication engineering technology.

Penn College Machine Shop Faculty Award, presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year automated manufacturing/machining/toolmaking major who exemplifies the college’s philosophy of excellence and exhibits devotion to duty, helpfulness to others and friendliness: Nathan M. Eckstein, Cambridge Springs, manufacturing engineering technology.

Penn College Welding Faculty Award, presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year welding major who exemplifies the college’s philosophy of excellence: Garrett W. Emmons, Upper Black Eddy, welding and fabrication engineering technology.

Robert G. Thomas Award, presented to the graduate who has attained the highest cumulative average in welding: David Allen Manikowski, Greencastle, welding and fabrication engineering technology.

Alfred L. Hauser Sr. Memorial Award, presented to a graduating student in the two-year automated manufacturing technology or four-year manufacturing engineering technology majors who exemplifies the college’s philosophy of excellence: Christopher D. Gramling, Muncy, manufacturing engineering technology.

Engineering Design Technology Faculty Award, presented to a faculty-selected graduate of the baccalaureate-degree major who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, interest in the field and potential for success in the future: Jesse Coleman Hulien, Hughesville, engineering design technology.

Heavy Construction Equipment Faculty Award, presented to the graduate of heavy construction equipment technology who most exemplifies professionalism within the field: Austin Nathaniel Stoops, West Sunbury, heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis.

Allan Myers Award (formerly American Infrastructure Award), presented to the top-performing graduate of heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis: Ryan J. O’Boyle, Allentown, heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis.

Marilyn G. Bodnar Library Award for Excellence in Research for Theoretical Research, recognizes a student who demonstrates exemplary research and information literacy skills in a theoretical or applied project in his or her field of study: Kelsey Jo Maneval, McAlisterville, nursing.

For more information about Penn College, a special mission affiliate of Penn State and a national leader in applied technology education, visit www.pct.edu, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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