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Yesterday’s ‘overcomers’ prepped for tomorrow’s challenges

Pennsylvania College of Technology held its Summer Commencement at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport, a ceremony that marked the sacrifices – and ultimate triumph – by classmates whose final year was anything but typical. Larcynina De Guzman Bitner, of Mill Hall, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant, was the student speaker. President Davie Jane Gilmour conferred degrees and presented an Alumni Mentorship Award to 2016 human services graduate LaQuinn N. Thompson; and a number of award recipients were announced among the newest alumni.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor

Twenty graduating radiography students were honored during a “pinning” ceremony in the Student & Administrative Services Center on Aug. 2, when each student was presented with a pin designating their new role as a graduate of the radiography major, pinned on by a loved one. During the event for graduates and their guests, radiography program employees also recognized those receiving student achievement awards at commencement, presented cords to those who had previously been inducted into the Lambda Nu national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences, and bestowed lighthearted “paper plate awards” to each of the students to lovingly recognize favorite memories or traits. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The event predated the college’s Aug. 9 return to indoor masking protocols.)

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor

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