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Weston L. Laity Selected as February’s ‘Student of the Month’


Weston L. Laity, an information technology sciences-gaming and simulation major from Blandon, has been chosen as the February “Student of the Month” at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

President of the Association of Professional Programmers since his freshman year, Laity’s leadership has brought many positive changes to the student organization: greater attendance at events, higher profit from fundraisers and more students at the club’s weekly meetings.

“Seeing and hearing Weston and his passion for APP has inspired me to run for an executive position in his club next semester,” a student nominator said. “Weston’s passion for the club makes me want to also be a greater part of it. … (He) has inspired me to work harder than before, so I can help people just like he does.”

Weston L. LaityLaity won a bronze medal in Computer Programming at last summer’s national SkillsUSA competition, has participated in programming competitions across Pennsylvania, represents the college at Open House and school tours, spent the past two semesters as a tutor in math and information technology, and regularly attends Student Government Association meetings.

“All Weston’s accomplishments and displays of leadership are certainly very impressive. However, it is more than just his awards and achievements,” his nominator added. “To me, Weston has become an inspiration because of his kindness and desire to help others. Even though he is a paid tutor, he is always willing to help anyone with anything outside of his tutoring hours. Even if someone comes to him with a topic Weston does not tutor, he will do his best to figure it out just so he can help the person in need.”

Student of the Month recognition is bestowed by SGA numerous times each academic year based on nominees’ commitment, service, role-model behavior, academics, leadership and campus involvement.

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Weston has also added to the Information Technology Department with his volunteer projects: creating a multiplayer Virtual Reality Bowling experience used during Open House and Career Days and developing mobile games for a grant project with PSU’s College of Medicine.

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