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Working Hand-in-Hand to Make Mementos

With materials arrayed before him and classmates waiting their turn behind him, Ghazi sets the pace for hands-on learning.
With materials arrayed before him and classmates waiting their turn behind him, Ghazi sets the pace for hands-on learning.
With determination and drive – and, of course, safety glasses – woodworker Sidney gets the job done.
With determination and drive – and, of course, safety glasses – woodworker Sidney gets the job done.
Bella helps craft a keepsake.
Bella helps craft a keepsake.
Marc the Mentor gets a guiding hand from Harrison.
Marc the Mentor gets a guiding hand from Harrison.
The dean and his morning construction team show off their assembly-line output.
The dean and his morning construction team show off their assembly-line output.

Six youngsters from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center traveled down the hall and rounded the corner into a School of Construction & Design Technologies carpentry lab on Thursday morning, confidently wrapping their smaller hands around a “big people” power tool. Marc E. Bridgens, dean of the school, built an instant rapport with his summertime guests – then helped them assemble Penn College-branded toolboxes as souvenirs of their visit.