Voices of Experience Guide Incoming Students, Families

Excitement, engagement register on the faces of incoming first-year students.

President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes new students and their families to Penn College.

Alexis J. Medero, a civil engineering technology major from Levittown, shares some peer-to-peer insight during a get-acquainted session in Klump Academic Center.

Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, introduces the student Links to the audience.

Putting incoming students at ease with a soothing smile and a now-traditional activity, Alexandra D. Petrizzi prepares to circulate a beach ball covered with conversational prompts. A graphic design major from Langhorne, the Connections Link facilitated the sharing of students' passions and pop-culture preferences.

Penn College’s summer orientation program – fittingly named Connections – will resume Monday with four more two-day sessions to introduce newcomers to  campus and help them prepare for next month’s start of classes. “The Student Activities Office, with the help of our Links, has welcomed a fantastic group of new students and their guests to campus for the Connections program,” said Anthony J. Pace, director, “and we look forward to continuing to do so throughout the remainder of the summer.” The coming weeks’ schedule also includes a pair of one-day gatherings for adult learners and transfer students, respectively.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer