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Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 22 at Community Arts Center


More than 460 students have petitioned to graduate in December from Pennsylvania College of Technology, which will hold a Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 22 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

The student speaker for the 11 a.m. ceremony will be Travis James Clawson, Clarksburg, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in computer information technology-Internetworking application development from the School of Business and Computer Technologies.

Also speaking will be Robert G. Bowers, who received the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award in May. The award is the highest level of recognition given to a Penn College faculty member. Bowers, a professor of mathematics, retired after the spring semester.

Bowers began his employment with the college in 1966 as an assistant professor of mathematics. He was promoted to associate professor in 1968 and professor in 1979. He helped develop the Distinguished Teaching Award Program, in addition to serving as the chair of its selection committee from 1982-93. He holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College.

During the ceremony, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour will present Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Awards on behalf of the college. She will be joined by Birch B. Phillips Jr. of the Penn College Board of Directors as she confers degrees and certificates upon the graduates.

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