Williamsport Technical Institute Podcast

Jim Bressler (MP3)
Mr. Jim Bressler started the Agriculture Program in 1945, and was also the Head of the English Department, Dean of Applied Arts & Sciences, and the Director of Vocational Education.
Interview recorded 2/15/06 and 5/24/06.

Kenneth Carl (MP3)
Dr. Kenneth Carl graduated from the Williamsport High School vocational education program, working as a draftsman at Lycoming Manufacturing Co. (now AVCO) as part of the cooperative program, during his senior year. After receiving a degree from Penn State in 1936 in Industrial Education, he taught drafting at WHS. As a faculty member of WTI, the Vocational Diagnostic Program which he developed in 1951 to acquaint disabled adults with career options served as a model for similar programs across the U.S. He later became Director of WTI, 1952 – 1965, and President of WACC, 1965-1973.
Interview recorded 3/16/1999.

Dr.David Heiney (MP3)
Dr. David Heiney was a counselor, Dean of Student Services, and, finally, interim President of WACC.
Interview recorded 2/22/07.

Dr. William Homisak (MP3)
Dr. William Homisak first came to WTI in 1948, and held 17 positions until his retirement in 1982. Starting in business education, he was Dean of Continuing Education for Williamsport Area Community College . Later he served as the Assistant to the President, and his last position was Executive Director of the Foundation.
Interview recorded 12/2/2005.

Robert Kissel (MP3)
An interview with Robert Kissel, a former professor at Williamsport Area Community College. During his years at WACC, 1965-1985, he was a professor of history and government and was also the history department chair for a number of years. He also taught other subjects at WACC. He also discussed briefly how he ended up here: He started out working at Avco and decided he needed to do something else with his life. He talked about how he progressed from a Jr/Sr high school teacher into a professor at WACC. The remainder of his interview focused on his time at WACC and how the College grew during his years here.
Interview recorded 2/8/2007.

Joseph Sick (MP3)
Mr. Joseph Sick created the Earth Science Campus and was its first director. He arrived at WTI in 1948 and retired in 1983.
Interview recorded 2007.

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