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Engineered for Success

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As BMW's highest-ranking official for engineering in North America, Tom Baloga, '74, advanced major improvements in vehicle safety. He visits campus to talk with students.
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Sustaining a Dream

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Sustainable agriculture makes its home at the Earth Science Center, providing fresh, local, pesticide-free produce for campus eateries.
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Enjoy Summer Flavor All Year

Culinary arts graduate Michelle Mierwald's recipe for garden salsa – chock full of her personal tips – will help you preserve your garden's bounty.
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Falling in Place

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A drummer, a skater and a tinkerer, computer aided product design student Benjamin M. Schappell credits his inventive nature to summer visits with his grandfather.
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Invest Now, Change Lives Forever

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A Penn College education holds tremendous promise for a fulfilling future. The Penn College Foundation launches a $3.75 million scholarship campaign to help students attain “degrees that work.”
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The Gifts We Give

A lifetime of giving continues for the Savoy family, whose business evolved from a machine woodcarving shop to today's Savoy Contract Furniture.
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Student photographer Whitnie-rae Mays, of Reading, created a composite of the Klump Academic Center – formerly the Williamsport High School and home to adult education classes that later grew into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Klump Academic Center, 1950 and 2012.
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Officials pose with the "Eager Beaver," a World War II B-17 bomber acquired by the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1946. Dr. George Parkes, director of WTI, is fourth from the left. The nose panel was donated to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga., in 2000.

"One day, while walking around the old aviation hangar, we happened to notice an airplane sitting in the corner..."
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Print Issue...

Fall 2013 One College Avenue.

On the cover: On a skateboard made by his Smorgas Board Co., Benjamin M. Schappell prepares to propel himself into the "bowl" of Williamsport's Lifland Skatepark. The computer aided product design student lent his CAD skills to help illustrate the skatepark's concept.
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Fall 2013 issue

Get a closer look at the student experience on the Penn College Student Blog. The site features the creative work of student photographers Marc T. Kaylor and Whitnie-rae Mays – both of whom have photos in this issue of One College Avenue. Watch for regular posts showcasing their photos and their college experiences. Photo by Marc T. Kaylor.

Inside front cover: Get a closer look at the student experience on the Penn College Student Blog. The site features the creative work of student photographers Marc T. Kaylor and Whitnie-rae Mays – both of whom have photos in this issue of One College Avenue. Watch for regular posts showcasing their photos and their college experiences.
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A 1953 Little League Baseball World Series photo by the late Putsee Vannucci shows a close play on the basepaths between Front Royal, Va., and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Back cover: Through Aug. 30, at The Gallery at Penn College, an exhibit shows photographs from nearly 45 years of World Series coverage by Putsee Vannucci, a legendary Williamsport photographer.
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Letters to the editor
Fall 2013

Back to Our 'Roots'

Spring 2013 coverEditor:

You brought up the Spotlight (Spring 2013). I recognized the crossword puzzle. Today I probably don't have the answers, but it took me to your archives. I found my picture watching the Grass Roots. Awesome. I'm so glad to be receiving this magazine.

I also saw the picture of Hugh MacMullan and said, "I know him." (My husband still thinks I'm nuts.) This issue hit my time: '69-'70. I know there's not too many of us left, but I'm still here.

Patricia Poorman Scheid, '70
Douglasville, Ga.

(Editor's Note: Browse the Williamsport Area Community College student paper, the Spotlight; its yearbook, The Montage; and more at Archives and Special Collections.)

MacMullan Connections

Hugh MacMullanEditor:

Wonderful article and inclusion of archive collection items on Hugh MacMullan ("From Hollywood to the Classroom," Spring 2013, written by Patricia Scott). I have passed the online link on to Don Skiles and Roger Holdstock. Hugh hired both of them based on phone interviews when they were living on the West Coast. Both were among the most highly regarded faculty (by students and colleagues) when at WACC, as well as among the most accomplished in what they did after leaving the college.

Don is a well-regarded poet, short-story writer and critic who has published extensively. Don lives in San Francisco, where he had a distinguished teaching career.

Roger retired from teaching in Vancouver, where he created a Canadian film-studies program. He is also active in a folk-style singing group that writes its own songs. They are prominent in Vancouver at labor and similar type rallies. Roger was awarded a Canadian national faculty of the year honor at one point. Roger has already replied that he learned things about Hugh from your article that he did not know.

Well done by you! Thanks for recognizing Hugh. My footnote regarding Hugh is that after being isolated for my first year where my office cubicle meant that, teaching at night, I rarely interacted with other faculty – I asked Hugh to get me into the Strailey building. It was the place to be for Liberal Arts faculty. He did that, and thus my experience at WACC changed by being in the same small area as some of the wonderful faculty with whom I then became friends. When Pete Dumanis (emeritus English faculty) came, he asked me to get him into the building, which fortunately I was able to do. One good turn deserved another!

Thanks again!
Daniel J. Doyle, emeritus faculty, history

Logue and his Cats

George E. Logue. Photo courtesy of Brian McGuiganEditor:

After reading the story about Mr. George E. Logue in the Spring 2013 issue of One College Avenue, it brought back a great memory of my time at WACC: Mr. Logue and myself on one of his beloved Caterpillar tractors!

Brian McGuigan, '81
Pierre Part, La.

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