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Welcome, 1999 Freshman Scholars!


Pennsylvania College of Technology is proud to welcome the student scholars who have been accepted into the Fall 1999 freshman class.

These young men and women are among the top students in their respective high school classes. They are talented athletes, musicians and artists. They are active in volunteer service organizations. They represent the best of their generation.

The students have accepted Penn College scholarships recognizing their academic excellence ­ as indicated by SAT scores, class rank and high school grade-point average ­ and their active participation in school and community activities.

Brett L. Davidson Plasticsand Polymer Engineering Technology Big Spring High School, Newville

National Honor Society, English Award (1996), Varsity Soccer Team (Captain 1998), Varsity Swim Team (Captain 1998), Mid-Penn Conference Scholar (Athlete Recognition/Soccer), Assistant Coach/Outdoor Youth Soccer Team, Coach/Indoor Youth Soccer Team, Boy Scouts of America, Church Youth Fellowship

“When I visited Penn College last fall, I felt I belonged on the campus. All the other colleges I visited were just ‘okay’. Penn College provides the training and ingenuity a student requires for a career, along with an enjoyable campus life. The hands-on training is an experience I could get no where else. Penn College meets my needs to ensure an unforgettable college experience.”

Stephen E. Grenoble Heavy Construction Equipment Technology State College Area High School, State College

FFA Member, FFA Chaplain, Donkey Basketball for Therapeutic Riding, Participation in Nursing Home Services, High Honor Roll, Roger Smith Award

“My reason for choosing to attend Penn College is the quality of education and the high job placement rate. When I started to research information on the college, I was amazed at the high job placement rate. This showed me that the quality of education was as high as the demand for graduates. I found that the employers wanted Penn College graduates, which showed a great reputation and educational quality.”

Quinn A. Hepler HVAC Technology Butler Area Senior High School, Butler

Honor Roll, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), V.I.C.A., Track, Wrestling, Cross Country, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Volunteer/Greenwood Village Volunteer Fire Department

“I have chosen to attend Penn College because of the HVAC bachelor degree program. In this program, I can further my education in the field and have vast employment prospects. My vocational professor is a graduate of the Penn College HVAC program. He has made the College extremely appealing to my educational ambitions. I’m anxious to begin my education at Penn College. The opportunity to meet new people and experience college life is challenging and exciting.”

Timothy A. Hornberger Landscape/Nursery Technology Middleburg High School, Middleburg

National Honor Society, Class Treasurer (five years), Church Youth Group, Campus Life Activities, Student Council (Vice President), Mission Trips

“I have been struggling for the past few years trying to figure out what I want to do with my future. I finally came to a decision that I would like to become a landscaper. I was looking for a good school without the inconvenience of going far away from home. The people at Penn College are friendly, and the College itself is very clean and attractive.”

Adam W. King Forest Technology Tunkhannock Area High School, Tunkhannock

National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Ski Club, Football (Co-Captain/Defensive MVP Award 1998), Track & Field, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout), Youth Forestry Camp, Tyler Memorial Hospital Volunteer, Church Youth Group, Piano, Guitar

“All my life I have loved the outdoors. After looking at the course curriculum of Penn College for Forest Technology and comparing it to that of others, I knew Penn College’s was the best for me. Penn College can meet my goals for my present and future education. I was impressed by the class size, the hands-on teaching and the interest of the teaching staff in the students. I am confident that Pennsylvania College of Technology has everything to accommodate my learning, living and working needs.”

Andrew B. Mitterling Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology Selinsgrove Area High School, Selinsgrove

National Honor Society, Class Treasurer, Prom Committee, Band Percussion Section Leader

“When I began looking for colleges, I really concentrated on preparing for a career. I wanted to invest my time in a two-year program and to move into the workforce as soon as possible. Visiting Penn College for a day, I was impressed with the school’s atmosphere and technological facilities. Likewise, one of the business teachers impressed me with his clear advice: ‘Put in your time at school wisely, and you’ll be rewarded later.’ As a result, I have decided to enroll in the Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology program, which is a four-year commitment­thanks to that instructor’s suggestion.”

Amy B. Phillips Culinary Arts Technology The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Baltimore. Md.

National Honor Society, Track & Field, French Honor Society , French Club, F.O.C.U.S. (Fellowship of Christians in Service), Literary Club, Student of the Month (February 1998), Shrine of the Little Flower Adult Choir

“Pennsylvania College of Technology offers me a chance to live the college experiences while working toward a degree in Culinary Arts. Penn College provides me the opportunity to participate in various school and social activities that will enhance these next few important years of my life. Aside from participating in the many activities and taking an active part in campus life, Penn College will thoroughly prepare me to enter the working world. With Penn College, I’m one step closer to making my aspirations a reality.”

Emily K. Repasky Food and Hospitality Management Titusville High School, Titusville

National Honor Society, Choir, President of Music/Drama/Choir Club, Co-Captain of Rockettes, Stand Tall

“When I first visited Penn College, I was very impressed with the school and its setting and found it very appealing. The students seemed to be involved in all aspects of the campus. I like the idea of small classes and the hands-on experience as compared to that of a large university. I want to be in an area that has more opportunities than my rural community but still has a small town atmosphere. With the excellent reputation of Penn College, I am sure I have made the right decision.”

Neil C. Rohrer Electronics Engineering Technology Manheim Central High School, Manheim

Marching Band, Concert Band, Soccer, County Select Soccer, Rifle Team, Homecoming Court, Volunteer Coach for Community Soccer, Member of Christian Rock/Praise Band, Volunteer at Fundraisers for Community Athletic Programs

“I have chosen to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology for a few important reasons. One of the main reasons is because it offers the major I am interested in. Secondly, I heard several favorable comments about the school through various friends who attend Penn College. I like the idea of hands-on learning experience with smaller classes thus providing the option of individual help if you need it. Finally, upon further examination, I discovered that Penn College also provides many extracurricular activities like clubs, sports and other events that sound like a lot of fun.”

Melissa S. Roth Automotive Technology Catasauqua High School, Catasauqua

National Honor Society, Softball, Basketball Statistician, Varsity C Club Debate, Church Youth Group, Student Tutor

“I chose Penn College because it seems like the right college for me. One thing that I like is the hands-on approach to teaching. When I visited Penn College, I saw many classrooms that were full of equipment that students use to learn. There are so many opportunities to do the work and practice the work that make it much better than working only out of books.”

Elizabeth A. Webster Plastics & Polymer Technology Montoursville Area High School, Montoursville

National Honor Society, Student Government (Vice President), SADD (President), Art Club (Secretary), Choir, History Club (Historian/Secretary), Key Club, Church Youth Group, Nursing Home Volunteer

“After investigating degree programs and opportunities available at various educational institutions and giving careful consideration to the technical needs of the twenty-first century, Penn College is my choice for furthering my post-secondary education. As the new century approaches, Penn College will prepare me educationally, expertly, and efficiently for the rising demand for technically skilled workers. The knowledge and training I will receive will prepare me for the competitive job market, and upon graduation, I will become an asset to any company that I work for.

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