Stage XAmbitious Building Program Changes Face of Campus
Construction of Dauphin Hall (which becomes part of the newly named Rose Street Commons student-housing complex) increases on-campus-housing capacity to more than 1,700 students.
Parkes Automotive Technology Center
The expanded and renovated Parkes Automotive Technology Center features new instructional shops; wall-mounted computer monitors and other enhancements to the instructional environment reflect the industry’s move toward computer diagnostics.
Hager Lifelong Education Center
Completed renovation work in the Hager Lifelong Education Center includes relocation of the Children’s Learning Center and the early childhood education facilities to spaces formerly occupied by the college library. Science labs were updated, and the physics lab was relocated from the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.
Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center
The Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center expansion/renovation includes improvements to the welding instructional and lab areas to better accommodate advancing technologies.
Stage X Ceremonies
Formal dedication ceremonies were held in September and October for the $45.27 million Stage X Building Program construction and renovation projects on the main campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Ceremonies marking the official opening of the renovated and expanded Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center, Parkes Automotive Technology Center and science labs in the Hager Lifelong Education Center were offered Sept. 10.
On Sept. 12, the new Children's Learning Center and the Early Childhood Education Department, which were moved to the LEC from the Bush Campus Center, were formally dedicated.
A dinner heralding the opening of Dauphin Hall, the college's newest student housing unit, was offered Oct. 8 during Homecoming 2010 festivities. This year's Homecoming theme, “Stage X: Building the Future,” showcased the institution's historic growth.
More Stage X Photos
Enlisting the help of children, parents, staff, faculty and students, Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham and President Davie Jane Gilmour cut a paper-chain ribbon created by the center’s children during a unique ceremony at the Children’s Learning Center/Early Childhood Education Department in the Hager Lifelong Education Center. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
Greenery brightens the exterior of the renovated Lifelong Education Center. Photo by Jennifer A. Cline.
Joseph E. LeBlanc, instructor of physics, shows off a new science lab in the Hager Lifelong Education Center to Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham and his wife, Maureen, among others. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel
Some high-tech touches in the new Early Childhood Education Department in the Lifelong Education Center are explained by Nancy A. Grausam, assistant professor of education and early childhood education. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel
The new Children’s Learning Center offers a bright, colorful environment for children, students, faculty and staff. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
Leah R. Tressler, a group leader in the Children's Learning Center, leads children in musical drum play. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
A crowd assembled in a spacious, multimedia-equipped classroom for the ceremony dedicating the renovated science labs in the Lifelong Education Center. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
An astronomical telescope is among the examples of lab equipment found in the renovated science wing of the Lifelong Education Center. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
Dauphin Hall is now home to 250-plus students residing on campus. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
The gleaming new Capitol Eatery offers a place to dine together for students residing in the halls comprising Rose Street Commons. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.
Student suites in the new Residence Life complex are roomy and bright. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
Dauphin Hall opened in Fall 2010, expanding on-campus housing capacity to 1,700. Photo by Michael S. Fischer.
Dauphin Hall's lodge-style design has pods of three to seven bedrooms, sharing a common bathroom. Photo by Michael S. Fischer.
An all-you-can-eat buffet with a wide range of culinary options makes the Capitol Eatery a student favorite. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.
A group of Dauphin Hall Resident Assistants stand ready to take visitors on a tour of the new Residence Life facility. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
Dauphin Hall Resident Assistants lead tours of the student suites for visiting alumni. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.
In a crowd-pleasing ceremony dedicating the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center, Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham and President Davie Jane Gilmour sever a chain with welding torches, assisted, respectively, by David R. Cotner, instructor of welding, and Donald O. Praster, dean of industrial and engineering technologies. Photo by Joseph S. Yoder.
Visitors to the Metal Trades Center participate in a hands-on demonstration of a welding process. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.
With a total of 113 welding booths, the renovated welding facility is a gleaming example of high technology. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.
Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham greets guests at the dedication for the renovated Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center. Photo by Joseph S. Yoder.
Visitors peek into a welding stall in the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center, where student Christopher McKelvey shows off the high-tech equipment. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.
President Davie Jane Gilmour and Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham drive a new Acura through a checkered flag to begin the formal dedication of the renovated and expanded Parkes Automotive Technology Center. Photo by Joseph S. Yoder.
The renovated/expanded Automotive Technology Center received a new entrance/facade. Photo by Jennifer A. Cline.
A new Ford Mustang attracted some muscle-car fans in the Ford ASSET lab of the renovated Parkes Automotive Technology Center. Photo by Joseph S. Yoder.
Visitors tour a lab as they await the start of dedication ceremonies in the expanded/renovated Parkes Automotive Technology Center. Photo by Joseph S. Yoder.