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Weekend Events Definitely ‘Family-Friendly’

The three-day potpourri of activities that comprised Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Parent & Family Weekend provided students and their guests with a variety of opportunities to reconnect – whether watching athletics, engaging in some competition of their own, exploring the community just beyond campus or just kicking back.

– Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer and Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographers;
Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer; and Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality

Family togetherness
Family togetherness

President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes a family to campus during Saturday's "Picnic With the President" outside the Thompson Professional Development Center.
President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes a family to campus during Saturday’s “Picnic With the President” outside the Thompson Professional Development Center.

Nathan J. Wolfe, an electromechanical maintenance technology student from Glen Lyon, is joined by his sister.
Nathan J. Wolfe, an electromechanical maintenance technology student from Glen Lyon, is joined by his sister.

The college mascot engages a young fan ...
The college mascot engages a young fan …

... and fires up the crowd.
… and fires up the crowd.

Grounded due to winds, but vibrantly colorful nonetheless, are these attractions from Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons Inc. in Nicholson.
Grounded due to winds, but vibrantly colorful nonetheless, are these attractions from Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons Inc. in Nicholson.

Enjoying the carnival atmosphere are Patrick C. Frazier, an automotive technology: Honda PACT emphasis student from Nazareth, and his parents.
Enjoying the carnival atmosphere are Patrick C. Frazier, an automotive technology: Honda PACT emphasis student from Nazareth, and his parents.

Gerry Lua (19), who ended the day with a goal, propels the ball downfield.
Gerry Lua (19), who ended the day with a goal, propels the ball downfield.

Weekend visitors sample nonalcoholic drinks on the Bush Campus Center Patio in a School of Business & Hospitality mixology tasting and demonstration.
Weekend visitors sample nonalcoholic drinks on the Bush Campus Center Patio in a School of Business & Hospitality mixology tasting and demonstration.

Fun and games include temporary body art.
Fun and games include temporary body art.

Andrew A. Smith takes a photo at "The Rock" of Brittany R. Terpstra (a Web and interactive media major from Jim Thorpe) and her family.
Andrew A. Smith takes a photo at “The Rock” of Brittany R. Terpstra (a Web and interactive media major from Jim Thorpe) and her family.

Winners of the mixology competition with "Cheap Sunglasses,"their refreshing ice-cream-and-fruit-juice recipe, are culinary arts and systems students Peirce A. Connelly (left), of Northumberland, and David O. Spirache, of Reading.
Winners of the mixology competition with “Cheap Sunglasses,”their refreshing ice-cream-and-fruit-juice recipe, are culinary arts and systems students Peirce A. Connelly (left), of Northumberland, and David O. Spirache, of Reading.

A range of Wildcat athletic gear fills sale tables in the Field House.
A range of Wildcat athletic gear fills sale tables in the Field House.

Trolley tours took families through Millionaires' Row and downtown Williamsport, where a variety of merchants offered weekend discounts.
Trolley tours took families through Millionaires’ Row and downtown Williamsport, where a variety of merchants offered weekend discounts.

Awaiting their time on the field, Wildcat women watch the men's game from the stands.
Awaiting their time on the field, Wildcat women watch the men’s game from the stands.

The Campus Center TV Lounge offers a prime venue to watch the Nittany Lions take on Rutgers ...
The Campus Center TV Lounge offers a prime venue to watch the Nittany Lions take on Rutgers …

... a game enjoyed with family by Allison D. Bailey, a pre-dental hygiene student from West Chester, and Alexander C. McDonnell, of Brookhaven, a business administration: banking and finance concentration major.
… a game enjoyed with family by Allison D. Bailey, a pre-dental hygiene student from West Chester, and Alexander C. McDonnell, of Brookhaven, a business administration: banking and finance concentration major.

Pouring samples of his "Shark Attack" drink is Nathan J. Schell, a culinary arts technology student from Nescopeck.
Pouring samples of his “Shark Attack” drink is Nathan J. Schell, a culinary arts technology student from Nescopeck.

A keeper worth keeping: Malcolm Kane (1) blocks a Gallaudet University goal.
A keeper worth keeping: Malcolm Kane (1) blocks a Gallaudet University goal.

Robert E. Wood, of Montoursville, is among the Catering students on hand at the Williamsport Growers' Market on Saturday.
Robert E. Wood, of Montoursville, is among the Catering students on hand at the Williamsport Growers’ Market on Saturday.

Bryonna A. Aldubayan, of Old Forge, majoring in applied health studies: radiography concentration, has fun with brother Andre J., an aviation maintenance technology student ...
Bryonna A. Aldubayan, of Old Forge, majoring in applied health studies: radiography concentration, has fun with brother Andre J., an aviation maintenance technology student …

... and in a cotton-candy photo op with her sisters.
… and in a cotton-candy photo op with her sisters.

The president rejoins a number of student Links from this summer's Connections orientation program.
The president rejoins a number of student Links from this summer’s Connections orientation program.

Soccer fans gather under a sky of Wildcat blue.
Soccer fans gather under a sky of Wildcat blue.

Dining Services, with a smile ... thanks to Janet L. McDermott.
Dining Services, with a smile … thanks to Janet L. McDermott.

A Friday night Bingo game draws families to the Keystone Dining Room ...
A Friday night Bingo game draws families to the Keystone Dining Room …

... where Rebekah L. Caretti, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration major from Weedville, won the grand prize of an iPad Mini.
… where Rebekah L. Caretti, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration major from Weedville, won the grand prize of an iPad Mini.

Traveling in style
Traveling in style

Katelynn M. Watson, of Williamsport, a culinary arts and systems major, serves up her Strawberry Melon Ball "mocktail."
Katelynn M. Watson, of Williamsport, a culinary arts and systems major, serves up her Strawberry Melon Ball “mocktail.”

Wildcat Randy Vance (15) maintains focus in Friday's season opener against Gallaudet.
Wildcat Randy Vance (15) maintains focus in Friday’s season opener against Gallaudet.

Preparing samples using only food available on the premises are Katlyn J. Hackling, of Williamsport, and Randall C. Janowitz, of Westminster, Md.
Preparing samples using only food available on the premises are Katlyn J. Hackling, of Williamsport, and Randall C. Janowitz, of Westminster, Md.

Brittany Evaline Foehlinger of Bainbridge, an applied human services major, photographs balloons on the Madigan Library Lawn.
Brittany Evaline Foehlinger of Bainbridge, an applied human services major, photographs balloons on the Madigan Library Lawn.

Winner of a yoga mat at Bingo is Katie M. Weakland, of Pennsylvania Furnace, a baking and pastry arts student.
Winner of a yoga mat at Bingo is Katie M. Weakland, of Pennsylvania Furnace, a baking and pastry arts student.

Greeting visitors to the Field House are (from left) student assistants Timothy J. Stasulli, Rafael Correa and Gabriel Nepita-Mejia; and Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports and campus recreation.
Greeting visitors to the Field House are (from left) student assistants Timothy J. Stasulli, Rafael Correa and Gabriel Nepita-Mejia; and Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports and campus recreation.

Families create living craft projects at the "Make Your Own Lucky Bamboo" tables.
Families create living craft projects at the “Make Your Own Lucky Bamboo” tables.

In full stride against Gallaudet University on Friday is Christina Weber (12), who scored a Wildcat goal en route to a 4-0 win.
In full stride against Gallaudet University on Friday is Christina Weber (12), who scored a Wildcat goal en route to a 4-0 win.

Helping to serve the public during the outdoor market's "Customer Appreciation Day" is Jaclyn C. Gregg, of Warriors Mark.
Helping to serve the public during the outdoor market’s “Customer Appreciation Day” is Jaclyn C. Gregg, of Warriors Mark.

Refreshments fuel the indoor "tailgate."
Refreshments fuel the indoor “tailgate.”

More Bingo winners: Semeon R. DeBarros (left), aviation maintenance technology, Rosedale, N.Y., and Andrew A. Smith, aviation maintenance technician, Philadelphia.
More Bingo winners: Semeon R. DeBarros (left), aviation maintenance technology, Rosedale, N.Y., and Andrew A. Smith, aviation maintenance technician, Philadelphia.

Among the shoppers is Leanda J. Hill, a 2008 graduate in culinary arts technology.
Among the shoppers is Leanda J. Hill, a 2008 graduate in culinary arts technology.

Angela Maniscalco (11) fires a shot in Friday's opening home game of the season.
Angela Maniscalco (11) fires a shot in Friday’s opening home game of the season.

Connections Links Kyle D. Bomboy, of Unityville, and Chelsey M. Carnrike, of Muncy, dole out a sweet favorite.
Connections Links Kyle D. Bomboy, of Unityville, and Chelsey M. Carnrike, of Muncy, dole out a sweet favorite.

Weekend guests gather outide the Bush Campus Center for a trolley trip through the college's historic neighborhood.
Weekend guests gather outide the Bush Campus Center for a trolley trip through the college’s historic neighborhood.

Signifying satisfaction with their "Raspberry Summer Time" quaff are Paul J. Herceg (left), a culinary arts and systems major from Chalfont, and Christian A. Bell, a hospitality management student from Warrington.
Signifying satisfaction with their “Raspberry Summer Time” quaff are Paul J. Herceg (left), a culinary arts and systems major from Chalfont, and Christian A. Bell, a hospitality management student from Warrington.

Baking and pastry arts majors Keegan D. Sonney (left), of Erie, and Sarah I. Tielmann, of Tatamy, check out the selection.
Baking and pastry arts majors Keegan D. Sonney (left), of Erie, and Sarah I. Tielmann, of Tatamy, check out the selection.

A header from Christopher Rutledge (7), among scorers in the Penn College men's 3-1 Friday victory.
A header from Christopher Rutledge (7), among scorers in the Penn College men’s 3-1 Friday victory.

Nursing student Rachel J. Walker, of Lewisburg, leaves the "Bingo hall" with pool cues.
Nursing student Rachel J. Walker, of Lewisburg, leaves the “Bingo hall” with pool cues.

A picnic-perfect day
A picnic-perfect day

Working in tandem are Wood (left) and Cy C. Heller, of Milton.
Working in tandem are Wood (left) and Cy C. Heller, of Milton.

Robyn Beddow (4), who scored one of the day's four Wildcat goals, works the ball in Friday's action.
Robyn Beddow (4), who scored one of the day’s four Wildcat goals, works the ball in Friday’s action.

Stephanie C. Myers, of Catawissa, a culinary arts and systems student, dispenses a "Tommy Gun" taste for Emma J. Sutterlin, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College. Myers and classmate Magdalen C. Bennett, of Erie, were second-place winners.
Stephanie C. Myers, of Catawissa, a culinary arts and systems student, dispenses a “Tommy Gun” taste for Emma J. Sutterlin, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College. Myers and classmate Magdalen C. Bennett, of Erie, were second-place winners.

Aboard the trolley, parents thumb through the weekend itinerary.
Aboard the trolley, parents thumb through the weekend itinerary.

A lucky Dad takes home a gift card!
A lucky Dad takes home a gift card!

Hailee Hartman (21) maneuvers past a defender Friday.
Hailee Hartman (21) maneuvers past a defender Friday.

Alyssa J. Morales, of Williamsport, plates a sample.
Alyssa J. Morales, of Williamsport, plates a sample.