Welcome to New Students
At any age, the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” can inspire us to dream big dreams.
Your college experience can fuel your dreams and allow you to accomplish even more than you have ever imagined.
At Pennsylvania College of Technology, you will develop new skills in your classes and laboratories. Through your interactions with others – in and out of the classroom – you will be exposed to new ideas and to a wide range of diverse life experiences. You will learn more about the world and about yourself.
These years will help you to define who you are and who you want to become. I invite you to take every opportunity to listen, to learn, to participate, and to grow throughout your college experience. Opening your mind to new ideas and your heart to new people will provide you with a rich experience that can guide you to new opportunities throughout your lifetime.
Life presents many challenges. I believe that those who are most likely to realize their dreams are those who are willing to persist and to pursue excellence even as they face life’s challenges.
As you pursue your college degree, remember that your success will be determined primarily by the strength of your attitude and your effort.
The author Maya Angelou said: “Nothing will work unless you do.”
I invite you to join us and to begin the work you must do in order to achieve all of your dreams.
Davie Jane Gilmour, Ph.D.