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Tradition Renewed at Imminent Grads’ Countdown to Pomp

Making its debut is a new PCT tie (center), a dapper accessory available at The College Store.
Making its debut is a new PCT tie (center), a dapper accessory available at The College Store.
First in line to check in are (from right): Arianny D. Vizcaino, general studies, Williamsport; Stacy A. Milheim, business administration: management concentration, Watsontown; and Courtney P. Fry, business administration: marketing concentration, Pennsdale. Rhonda S. Walker (left), Institutional Advancement secretary, assists the soon-to-be grads.
First in line to check in are (from right): Arianny D. Vizcaino, general studies, Williamsport; Stacy A. Milheim, business administration: management concentration, Watsontown; and Courtney P. Fry, business administration: marketing concentration, Pennsdale. Rhonda S. Walker (left), Institutional Advancement secretary, assists the soon-to-be grads.
With his safety glasses resting atop his hat, Nathan (“Nate”) P. Miller, automated manufacturing technology, Montoursville, purchases another type of cap (and its accompanying gown) from Jennifer L. McCracken, right, College Store assistant director/manager of general merchandise, marketing and training.
With his safety glasses resting atop his hat, Nathan (“Nate”) P. Miller, automated manufacturing technology, Montoursville, purchases another type of cap (and its accompanying gown) from Jennifer L. McCracken, right, College Store assistant director/manager of general merchandise, marketing and training.
Expressing thanks to family and friends are Randall J. Haynes (left), manufacturing engineering technology, Julian, and Daniel Schepis, information technology: web and applications development concentration, Quakertown. (The two then asked the photographer to take cellphone pictures of them holding the signs to share with their favorite fans.)
Expressing thanks to family and friends are Randall J. Haynes (left), manufacturing engineering technology, Julian, and Daniel Schepis, information technology: web and applications development concentration, Quakertown. (The two then asked the photographer to take cellphone pictures of them holding the signs to share with their favorite fans.)

Penn College students who petitioned to graduate at Penn College’s Dec. 19 commencement ceremony were handed the opportunity Tuesday to breeze through their to-do lists at the Grad Finale. Held in Penn’s Inn on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center, the two-hour event allowed seniors to obtain their caps and gowns, snag some free popcorn or a celebratory blue-and-white cupcake, and scribble heartfelt thank-you notes to their cheerleaders along the road to their “degrees that work.”