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‘Wildcat Pride’ abundantly displayed at combined celebration


The fourth annual Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend (Oct. 4-6) provided another exhaustive opportunity for alumni, current students and families to (re)connect. The celebration opened with Friday’s 40th reunion of the dental hygiene program, a blazing bonfire, Hall of Fame banquet and convivial tent party; continued Saturday with a presidential breakfast, car show, scenic bus excursions, tours of academic labs, a golf tournament, on-campus sporting events, the dedication of UPMC Field and celebration of corporate benefactors, arts and crafts, a 40th anniversary paramedic commemoration and an alumni event at New Trail Brewing Co.; and concluded Sunday with an intrasquad baseball game. And the numbers were as impressive as the activities. More than 400 alumni and guests returned for Homecoming (double the alumni attendance from a year ago) and another 370 families – amounting to nearly 1,000 overall guests – participated in Parent & Family Weekend.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor; Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor;
Juvy A. Orillaza, student photographer; Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday;
Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer;
Angie E. Myers, director of annual giving; and Rhonda S. Walker, alumni relations specialist

There's fall in the air AND in the bed of the abandoned-truck fountain outside College Avenue Labs.
There’s fall in the air AND in the bed of the abandoned-truck fountain outside College Avenue Labs.

Taking advantage of campus beauty – and Friday's last vestiges of sunshine prior to the Hall of Fame ceremony – are (from left): Zachary J. Buterbaugh, Christopher P. Brennan, President Davie Jane Gilmour, Cody B. Buterbaugh and Matt Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director. This year's fourth inductee, Teresa S. Burrill, was absent due to employment abroad.
Taking advantage of campus beauty – and Friday’s last vestiges of sunshine prior to the Hall of Fame ceremony – are (from left): Zachary J. Buterbaugh, Christopher P. Brennan, President Davie Jane Gilmour, Cody B. Buterbaugh and Matt Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director. This year’s fourth inductee, Teresa S. Burrill, was absent due to employment abroad.

As part of the “Alumni in the Classroom” feature on Thursday and Friday, working professionals returned to share their experiences with students. In the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, Kacie L. Weaver, ’16, applied human services, discusses her role as a behavioral health specialist with adult inpatients at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.
As part of the “Alumni in the Classroom” feature on Thursday and Friday, working professionals returned to share their experiences with students. In the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, Kacie L. Weaver, ’16, applied human services, discusses her role as a behavioral health specialist with adult inpatients at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

A welcome sight on a crisp fall night, a bonfire beckons weekend attendees.
A welcome sight on a crisp fall night, a bonfire beckons weekend attendees.

One of the dental hygiene program’s first faculty members, President Gilmour addresses attendees of a dental hygiene reunion that marked 40 years since the program’s first students graduated in 1979.
One of the dental hygiene program’s first faculty members, President Gilmour addresses attendees of a dental hygiene reunion that marked 40 years since the program’s first students graduated in 1979.

Because he misses the dogs, Brandon D. Hopwood Jr.’s family brought them along to Parent & Family Weekend! Hopwood (at center), of Collegeville, is a freshman in human services and restorative justice.
Because he misses the dogs, Brandon D. Hopwood Jr.’s family brought them along to Parent & Family Weekend! Hopwood (at center), of Collegeville, is a freshman in human services and restorative justice.

Nick M. Snow, of Dover, in his first year toward a plastics and polymer engineering technology degree, demonstrates a blow-molding machine for his father and grandmother ...
Nick M. Snow, of Dover, in his first year toward a plastics and polymer engineering technology degree, demonstrates a blow-molding machine for his father and grandmother …

... and displays would-be plastic bottles in the instructional lab.
… and displays would-be plastic bottles in the instructional lab.

Six of the paramedic program's 12 first graduates attended, as did the program’s first coordinator. Back row, from left: Stephen Wirth, Gene LeFavor and Walter Sinatra. Middle row, from left: Scott Williams, Carol Yorks and Charles Stutzman. Front row: Lanea Ruffaner, the program’s first coordinator.
Six of the paramedic program’s 12 first graduates attended a reunion in the Professional Development Center, as did the program’s first coordinator. Back row, from left: Stephen Wirth, Gene LeFavor and Walter Sinatra. Middle row, from left: Scott Williams, Carol Yorks and Charles Stutzman. Front row: Lanea Ruffaner, the program’s first coordinator.

As a toasty bonfire rages on the opposite end of campus, Rhonda S. Walker, alumni relations specialist, and Angie E. Myers, director of annual giving, huddle against the chill outside the Alumni & Friends Tent Party.
As a toasty bonfire rages on the opposite end of campus, Rhonda S. Walker, alumni relations specialist, and Angie E. Myers, director of annual giving, huddle against the chill outside the Alumni & Friends Tent Party.

Allyson K. Bigler, an aviation maintenance technology student from Stewartstown, and Abby G. Seebold, a pre-nursing student from New Columbia, show off their work.
Allyson K. Bigler, an aviation maintenance technology student from Stewartstown, and Abby G. Seebold, a pre-nursing student from New Columbia, show off their work.

Before traveling to UPMC Field for his Pep Band gig at Saturday's soccer doubleheader, Peter H. Gregory (center), a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Gambrills, Md., provides parents and grandparents with a tour of his expanded lab.
Before traveling to UPMC Field for his Pep Band gig at Saturday’s soccer doubleheader, Peter H. Gregory (center), a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Gambrills, Md., provides parents and grandparents with a tour of his expanded lab.

Burrill's parents accept Teresa's award from Blymier and Gilmour ...
Burrill’s parents accept Teresa’s award from Blymier and Gilmour …

... while their daughter, working in Romania, delivers her gratitude via video.
… while their daughter, working in Romania, delivers her gratitude via video.

Donald J. McTarnaghan (right), a 1966 carpentry and building construction alumnus, speaks with a concrete class during a return visit to the School of Construction & Design Technologies. Semi-retired at the age of 74, he still works 50 to 60 hours a week as a partner and project manager for JDK LLC general contractors. He credits Williamsport Area Community College with helping him begin a career path that has been very satisfying, both personally and professionally.
Donald J. McTarnaghan (right), a 1966 carpentry and building construction alumnus, speaks with a concrete class during a return visit to the School of Construction & Design Technologies. Semi-retired at the age of 74, he still works 50 to 60 hours a week as a partner and project manager for JDK LLC general contractors. He credits Williamsport Area Community College with helping him begin a career path that has been very satisfying, both personally and professionally.

Getting the lay of the land is Barney A. Kahn IV, among those enjoying Alumni Relations' outing at White Deer Golf Course.
Getting the lay of the land is Barney A. Kahn IV, among those enjoying Alumni Relations’ outing at White Deer Golf Course.

Brandon R. Weirman (center), a freshman in electrical technology from Audubon, enjoys a photo op with his parents, sister and grandmother.
Brandon R. Weirman (center), a freshman in electrical technology from Audubon, enjoys a photo op with his parents, sister and grandmother.

Electrical technology student Michael Rizzon, of Warren, N.J., joins his parents and the president for a Capitol Eatery breakfast.
Electrical technology student Michael Rizzon, of Warren, N.J., joins his parents and the president for a Capitol Eatery breakfast.

Megan M. Mecouch, who earned an associate degree in dental hygiene in May and is enrolled in the college’s dental hygiene bachelor’s degree major, talks with alumni about her experience in the dental hygiene program’s study abroad course, which took her and classmates to the Dominican Republic to provide dental hygiene services. The college has offered the study abroad course for 12 years.
Megan M. Mecouch, who earned an associate degree in dental hygiene in May and is enrolled in the college’s dental hygiene bachelor’s degree major, talks with alumni about her experience in the dental hygiene program’s study abroad course, which took her and classmates to the Dominican Republic to provide dental hygiene services. The college has offered the study abroad course for 12 years.

Alongside illuminated jewel boxes containing Hall of Fame rings and a pendant, the Wildcats' No. 1 fan welcomes guests.
Alongside illuminated jewel boxes containing Hall of Fame rings and a pendant, the Wildcats’ No. 1 fan welcomes guests.

Cheers to Penn College alumni! Among those staying connected to their alma mater through the Tomorrow Makers Program is Meghan C. Cunningham, a 2014 graduate in individual studies.
Cheers to Penn College alumni! Among those staying connected to their alma mater through the Tomorrow Makers Program is Meghan C. Cunningham, a 2014 graduate in individual studies.

A flicker of flames lights the Madigan Library lawn.
A flicker of flames lights the Madigan Library lawn.

Gaven D. Crosby (right), ’17, emergency management technology, met one-on-one with students to review their resumes and career goals after addressing emergency management and paramedic classes. Crosby, a training manager with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, meets here with emergency management student Joshua M. Walter, of Spotsylvania, Va.
Gaven D. Crosby (right), ’17, emergency management technology, met one-on-one with students to review their resumes and career goals after addressing emergency management and paramedic classes. Crosby, a training manager with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, meets here with emergency management student Joshua M. Walter, of Spotsylvania, Va.

In introducing Cody Buterbaugh, and reminiscing about the brothers' time as Wildcats, Chris H. Howard says, "I believe I was a better coach because I was YOUR coach."
In introducing Cody Buterbaugh, and reminiscing about the brothers’ time as Wildcats, Chris H. Howard says, “I believe I was a better coach because I was YOUR coach.”

Loni N. Kline, vice president for institutional advancement, talks with McTarnaghan and his wife, Patty, under the Friday night tent.
Loni N. Kline, vice president for institutional advancement, talks with McTarnaghan and his wife, Patty, under the Friday night tent.

Checking out the cars on display at the annual Phi Mu Delta show, which this year benefits the YWCA.
Checking out the cars on display at the annual Phi Mu Delta show, which this year benefits the YWCA.

Peyton E. Homan (12) amassed nine kills in the Homecoming volleyball match.
Peyton E. Homan (12) amassed nine kills in the Homecoming volleyball match.

Harrison M. Hanyon (right), a building construction technology major from Broadheadsville, hits the links with parents Connie J. Merwine and Joseph P. Hanyon.
Harrison M. Hanyon (right), a building construction technology major from Broadheadsville, hits the links with parents Connie J. Merwine and Joseph P. Hanyon.

An involved student leader at Penn College, Kirk M. Allen – holder of several business degrees and a Penn State doctoral candidate in public administration – reunites with Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management/associate provost.
An involved student leader at Penn College, Kirk M. Allen – holder of several business degrees and a Penn State doctoral candidate in public administration – reunites with Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management/associate provost.

Former coach Enrique Castillo (third from left) returned for Brennan's induction ...
Former coach Enrique Castillo (third from left) returned for Brennan’s induction …

... and juggles photographer duty for a bling-flashing honoree, his fiancee, mother and grandmother.
… and juggles photographer duty for a bling-flashing honoree, his fiancee, mother and grandmother.

Dental hygiene progam director Shawn A. Kiser shows off the features of student workstations, upgraded during a renovation of the Dental Hygiene Clinic in 2016.
Dental hygiene progam director Shawn A. Kiser shows off the features of student workstations, upgraded during a renovation of the Dental Hygiene Clinic in 2016.

On hand to welcome members of the Wildcat Club to the Blue and White game are (from left) Student Development Assistants Zachary J. Kravitz and Andy P. Luzeckyj, and Angie E. Myers, director of annual giving. Kravitz is a construction management student from Berwyn and Luzeckyj is an automotive technology student from Southampton. Free food was also offered to all fans.
On hand to welcome members of the Wildcat Club to the Blue and White game are (from left) Student Development Assistants Zachary J. Kravitz and Andy P. Luzeckyj, and Angie E. Myers, director of annual giving. Kravitz is a construction management student from Berwyn and Luzeckyj is an automotive technology student from Southampton. Free food was also offered to all fans.

The paramedic program's clinical director, Mindy L. Carr, reunites with 2017 graduate Jacob Knable, who traveled from North Carolina, where he works as a paramedic.
The paramedic program’s clinical director, Mindy L. Carr, reunites with 2017 graduate Jacob Knable, who traveled from North Carolina, where he works as a paramedic.

As the sun rises on Day Two of the weekend, shadows slowly creep across an inviting campus landmark.
As the sun rises on Day Two of the weekend, shadows slowly creep across an inviting campus landmark.

Rob J. Buterbaugh, acknowledged in remarks by both of his sons, poses for a "postgame" photo by Eyvonne Howard (wife of the Wildcat baseball coach). Loving tribute was also paid to the Buterbaughs' mother, Kim M., who died three months after their 2014 graduation from Penn College.
Rob J. Buterbaugh, acknowledged in remarks by both of his sons, poses for a “postgame” photo by Eyvonne Howard (wife of the Wildcat baseball coach). Loving tribute was also paid to the Buterbaughs’ mother, Kim M., who died three months after their 2014 graduation from Penn College.

Ken W. Engel, the college's coordinator of digital publishing, exhibits additional skills at the tee.
Ken W. Engel, the college’s coordinator of digital publishing, exhibits additional skills at the tee.

Leading a tour through the double-decker HVAC lab for his family (including a grandfather in the industry) is Nate C. Williamson, of Lafayette Hill, enrolled in heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology.
Leading a tour through the double-decker HVAC lab for his family (including a grandfather in the industry) is Nate C. Williamson, of Lafayette Hill, enrolled in heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology.

The three ordained ministers among the first two graduating paramedic classes offer a short pre-dinner prayer, each providing one word before passing the microphone. From left are Howard Woodruff, Scott Williams (who traveled from Biloxi, Miss.) and Charles Stutzman.
The three ordained ministers among the first two graduating paramedic classes offer a short pre-dinner prayer, each providing one word before passing the microphone. From left are Howard Woodruff, Scott Williams (who traveled from Biloxi, Miss.) and Charles Stutzman.

Live music adds to a pleasant backdrop of fall on the Campus Center patio, where families made crafts and relaxed.
Live music adds to a pleasant backdrop of fall on the Campus Center patio, where families made crafts and relaxed.

Kevin Imes (left), who earned degrees in construction management (’03) and building construction technology (’07), joins alumni colleagues Elizabeth A. (’03, plastics and polymer engineering technology) and Nicholas D. Biddle (’07, graphic design) in a recreation of a near-identical photo from Homecoming 2011.
Kevin Imes (left), who earned degrees in construction management (’03) and building construction technology (’07), joins alumni colleagues Elizabeth A. (’03, plastics and polymer engineering technology) and Nicholas D. Biddle (’07, graphic design) in a recreation of a near-identical photo from Homecoming 2011.

A member of the first dental hygiene class in 1979, Bonnie Shearer, stands up to be recognized by Shawn A. Kiser, director of dental hygiene. Shearer’s classmate Suzanne Pearson was also among the 85 alumni and faculty members in attendance for the program’s reunion, which included a continuing education seminar, lunch, and tours of the dental hygiene clinic.
A member of the first dental hygiene class in 1979, Bonnie Shearer, stands up to be recognized by Shawn A. Kiser, director of dental hygiene. Shearer’s classmate Suzanne Pearson was also among the 85 alumni and faculty members in attendance for the program’s reunion, which included a continuing education seminar, lunch, and tours of the dental hygiene clinic.

Joined by her family, Faith N. Myers, a pre-nursing student from Bridgeport, searches her phone for inspiration as she decorates a memento.
Joined by her family, Faith N. Myers, a pre-nursing student from Bridgeport, searches her phone for inspiration as she decorates a memento.

2010 paramedic graduates Jenna Hunt (standing) and Matt Kershes look over the attendees list with Kershes’ wife.
2010 paramedic graduates Jenna Hunt (standing) and Matt Kershes look over the attendees list with Kershes’ wife.

Free T-shirts AND "walking tacos?" What could be better!
Free T-shirts AND “walking tacos?” What could be better!

Before touring the Dental Hygiene Clinic, alumni gather for a photo, taken by Mary Jo Saxe, associate professor of dental hygiene, to be sent to longtime Dental Hygiene Clinic dentist Dr. Tom Klena, who recently retired.
Before touring the Dental Hygiene Clinic, alumni gather for a photo, taken by Mary Jo Saxe, associate professor of dental hygiene, to be sent to longtime Dental Hygiene Clinic dentist Dr. Tom Klena, who recently retired.

A 7-year-old black lab named Ivan enjoys the Saturday evening festivities at New Trail with his “mom,” Christa L. Watson, ’18, business administration: management concentration, who is director of development at the Lycoming County SPCA. In the background are Watson’s friends Danielle M. Logan, ’18, dental hygiene, and Sarah I. Tielmann, ’18, baking and pastry arts.
A 7-year-old black lab named Ivan enjoys the Saturday evening festivities at New Trail with his “mom,” Christa L. Watson, ’18, business administration: management concentration, who is director of development at the Lycoming County SPCA. In the background are Watson’s friends Danielle M. Logan, ’18, dental hygiene, and Sarah I. Tielmann, ’18, baking and pastry arts.

Akaya K. Lacey, a business management student from Jim Thorpe, joins her mother and her boyfriend’s mother in creating Wildcat-themed artwork.
Akaya K. Lacey, a business management student from Jim Thorpe, joins her mother and her boyfriend’s mother in creating Wildcat-themed artwork.

Brennan, shown in a slideshow with a variety of creative haircuts, addresses their genesis in his preliminary remarks.
Brennan, shown in a slideshow with a variety of creative haircuts, addresses their genesis in his preliminary remarks.

Despite cloudy skies and an October chill, fans were happy to support the baseball team and enjoy the beauty of the BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.
Despite cloudy skies and an October chill, fans were happy to support the baseball team and enjoy the beauty of the BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

Mitchell J. Berninger, a 2017 graduate in web and interactive media, polishes his 2018 Subaru Crosstrek at the charity car show.
Mitchell J. Berninger, a 2017 graduate in web and interactive media, polishes his 2018 Subaru Crosstrek at the charity car show.

Caryn Tierney, RDH, BSDH, MA, and clinical educator north central region for Dentsply Sirona, provides a continuing education session titled “From Risk to Results: Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practioner.”
Caryn Tierney, RDH, BSDH, MA, and clinical educator north central region for Dentsply Sirona, provides a continuing education session titled “From Risk to Results: Periodontal Instrumentation for the Advanced Practioner.”

Music, giveaways and Wildcat spirit help kick off the weekend at Friday's bonfire.
Music, giveaways and Wildcat spirit help kick off the weekend at Friday’s bonfire.

Frank T. Kocsis, a graphic design student from Dickson City, creates a Penn College blue-hued mosaic.
Frank T. Kocsis, a graphic design student from Dickson City, creates a Penn College blue-hued mosaic.

Teammate Craig T. Watson (left), who introduced Zachary, returns to the lineup with the twin brothers and their former coach.
Teammate Craig T. Watson (left), who introduced Zachary, returns to the lineup with the twin brothers and their former coach.

Assistant Baseball Coach Levon A. Whitmyer and players honor the playing of the national anthem. A building construction technology instructor, Whitmyer is also an alumnus and a member of the first Penn College baseball team.
Assistant Baseball Coach Levon A. Whitmyer and players honor the playing of the national anthem. A building construction technology instructor, Whitmyer is also an alumnus and a member of the first Penn College baseball team.

Following a standing ovation, the paramedic program’s first coordinator offers a few words, wishing good luck to the group and reassuring them: “You’ll be the best in the country.”
Following a standing ovation, the paramedic program’s first coordinator offers a few words, wishing good luck to the group and reassuring them: “You’ll be the best in the country.”

Student Government Association President Patrick C. Ferguson puts his infectious good nature to good use.
Student Government Association President Patrick C. Ferguson puts his infectious good nature to good use.

Soccer Hall of Famer Brennan (third from left) displays his multisport prowess in a Saturday golf foursome.
Soccer Hall of Famer Brennan (third from left) displays his multisport prowess in a Saturday golf foursome.

Coach Howard welcomes visitors to the exhibition game and acknowledges that one of the teams is sporting black jerseys, but that the name – “The Blue and White Classic” – remains a tradition.
Coach Howard welcomes visitors to the exhibition game and acknowledges that one of the teams is sporting black jerseys, but that the name – “The Blue and White Classic” – remains a tradition.

Guests board a River Valley Transit bus for a tour of Historic Williamsport.
Guests board a River Valley Transit bus for a tour of Historic Williamsport.

The Buterbaugh twins (center) share a playful moment during a no-doubt-"serious" round of golf.
The Buterbaugh twins (center) share a playful moment during a no-doubt-“serious” round of golf.

Dental Hygiene Reunion attendees assemble near the Campus Center.
Dental Hygiene Reunion attendees assemble near the Campus Center.

A year older and a bit taller! The list of contributors to the Wildcat Club, which supports Penn College Athletics in a number of ways, has grown since the 2018 Hall of Fame banquet.
A year older and a bit taller! The list of contributors to the Wildcat Club, which supports Penn College Athletics in a number of ways, has grown since the 2018 Hall of Fame banquet.

Gathered for a group photo
Gathered for a paramedic group photo

Camaraderie and good-natured intimidation during a morning drive.
Camaraderie and good-natured intimidation during a morning drive.

Rachel A. Eirmann, ’19, individual studies, in the amber glow of a fall night outside New Trail.
Rachel A. Eirmann, ’19, individual studies, in the amber glow of a fall night outside New Trail.

Current and former faculty and administrators in the paramedic group are (from left): Brady L. Breon, Mark A. Trueman, Bambi A. Hawkins, Scott Williams, Stephen Wirth, Lanea Ruffaner, Joe Hopple, Greg Frailey, Erich Frank, Chris Boyer, Mindy Carr, Carol Yorks, Charles Stutzman, Albert Morrison and Timothy Shumbat.
Current and former faculty and administrators in the paramedic group are (from left): Brady L. Breon, Mark A. Trueman, Bambi A. Hawkins, Scott Williams, Stephen Wirth, Lanea Ruffaner, Joe Hopple, Greg Frailey, Erich Frank, Chris Boyer, Mindy Carr, Carol Yorks, Charles Stutzman, Albert Morrison and Timothy Shumbat.

With a long line of supporters eying the action from “Loggers Landing,” Nathan Holt winds up for a pitch. Holt, of Shippensburg, is enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration.
With a long line of supporters eying the action from “Loggers Landing,” Nathan Holt winds up for a pitch. Holt, of Shippensburg, is enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration.

Geared up in PCT and WACC T-shirts, best friends unite at New Trail: Jessica (Wiegand) Layre (left), ’16 business administration: marketing concentration, and Kacie L. Weaver, ’16 applied human services.
Geared up in PCT and WACC T-shirts, best friends unite at New Trail: Jessica (Wiegand) Layre (left), ’16, business administration: marketing concentration, and Kacie L. Weaver, ’16, applied human services.

Alexa D. Scatamacchia, a culinary arts and systems student from Fleetwood, and Gloria F. Boronow, an applied management student from Denver, Pa., skillfully paint coffee mugs.
Alexa D. Scatamacchia, a culinary arts and systems student from Fleetwood, and Gloria F. Boronow, an applied management student from Denver, Pa., skillfully paint coffee mugs.

Kylee D. Butz (16), rises above the net during a hard-fought Bardo Gym performance by the Wildcats.
Kylee D. Butz (16), rises above the net during a hard-fought Bardo Gym performance by the Wildcats.

This group of five worked together, riding Williamsport Hospital’s Ambulance 1 and Medic 91. Four of them graduated in the same class year. From left are Emmett Thomas, Michael Matzinger, Jim Potope, James Slotterback and Bob Chimielewski.
This group of five worked together, riding Williamsport Hospital’s Ambulance 1 and Medic 91. Four of them graduated in the same class year. From left are Emmett Thomas, Michael Matzinger, Jim Potope, James Slotterback and Bob Chimielewski.

Brothers bonding! Cheering their Homecoming are Penn College alumni from three different (current and former) fraternities: Phi Mu Delta, Sigma Nu and Chi Phi.
Brothers bonding! Cheering their Homecoming are Penn College alumni from three different (current and former) fraternities: Phi Mu Delta, Sigma Nu and Chi Phi.

Building construction alumni from the first Williamsport Area Community College graduating class in 1966 were among those enjoying Saturday evening reminiscing. From left: Jack Ziegler, Don McTarnaghan and Mike Schmidt met and became friends at WACC (one professor referred to them as “The Three Musketeers”) and have remained friends for more than 50 years. Four months after graduating from WACC, all three went to Vietnam, serving in the Navy Seabees, a construction battalion, before returning stateside to begin their construction careers.
Building construction alumni from the first Williamsport Area Community College graduating class in 1966 were among those enjoying Saturday evening reminiscing. From left: Jack Ziegler, Don McTarnaghan and Mike Schmidt met and became friends at WACC (one professor referred to them as “The Three Musketeers”) and have remained friends for more than 50 years. Four months after graduating from WACC, all three went to Vietnam, serving in the Navy Seabees, a construction battalion, before returning stateside to begin their construction careers.

Dining Services staffers Jessica A. Fink (left) and Rachel M. Hastings wear their college gear (and their genuine smiles) at Saturday's "Breakfast With President Gilmour."
Dining Services staffers Jessica A. Fink (left) and Rachel M. Hastings wear their college gear (and their genuine smiles) at Saturday’s “Breakfast With President Gilmour.”

With indoor and outdoor gathering spaces at its inviting venue west of campus, New Trail offers a pleasant evening for an alumni get-together.
With indoor and outdoor gathering spaces at its inviting venue west of campus, New Trail offers a pleasant evening for an alumni get-together.

Emalie M. Marnati (15), with one of her two blocks against Elmira College on Saturday.
Emalie M. Marnati (15), with one of her two blocks against Elmira College on Saturday.

Classic Dodges – a 1975 Dart Swinger owned by Christopher J. Holley, an assistant professor of automotive, and a 1973 Challenger owned by Don Flook – await their audience.
Classic Dodges – a 1975 Dart Swinger owned by Christopher J. Holley, an assistant professor of automotive, and a 1973 Challenger owned by Don Flook – await their audience.

Photos of each hall-of-fame athlete were projected during their induction.
Photos of each hall-of-fame athlete were projected during their induction.

Rise & Shine Nutrition, on West Fourth Street, was among the downtown businesses opening its doors and arms to campus guests for First Friday.
Rise & Shine Nutrition, on West Fourth Street, was among the downtown businesses opening its doors and arms to campus guests for First Friday.

In a Homecoming tradition that will continue through Open House on the final Sunday of the month, the Veterans' Fountain sends up a plume of blue.
In a Homecoming tradition that will continue through Open House on the final Sunday of the month, the Veterans’ Fountain sends up a plume of blue.

 

 

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