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Taylor M. Kijak Selected as ‘Student of the Month’


Taylor M. KijakTaylor M. Kijak, scheduled to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology, has been chosen as February’s Student of the Month.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Student Government Association regularly recognizes students on the basis of commitment, service, role-model behavior, academics, leadership and campus involvement.

“This is my way of saying, ‘Thank you’ to him for always going above and beyond,” said Kijak’s nominator from the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies.

“(The Society of Plastics Engineers) has enjoyed a fantastic year under Taylor’s leadership,” wrote Tim E. Weston, associate professor of plastics technology. “He is an outgoing, dynamic, fun-loving, hard-working leader who leads by example. In my 25 years as SPE’s adviser, Taylor is in the top two or three presidents this organization has ever had.”

The Allentown resident has fostered a strong relationship with the organization’s Susquehanna regional, national and global chapters. In fact, his personal invitation led SPE International President Ken Braney to visit campus last fall.

Faculty/staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for future Student of the Month honors; watch the myPCT portal for upcoming deadlines.

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