Construction & Design Technologies
Staff

Marc Bridgens
Dean of Construction and Design Technologies

Marc Bridgens

When Marc came to Penn College in 1990, he already had 23 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Marc was introduced to the field in 1967, when he began working in his father's HVAC business. He graduated from Lock Haven State College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in Biology/General Science, and taught HVAC at Tioga County AVTS from 1978 to 1982. Prior to beginning his career at Penn College, Marc was employed as a plant engineer at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.

In 1990, Marc accepted a faculty position in the HVAC/Plumbing Department at Penn College, and quickly distinguished himself as an outstanding educator. He was granted the rank of assistant professor in 1994. Marc was the 1995 recipient of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Distinguished Teaching Award. In 1997, he achieved the rank of associate professor and was selected as the department head for the HVAC program areas. He became interim assistant dean for the School of Construction and Design Technologies in 1999, and accepted the position on a permanent basis in 2001.

In 2002, Marc conducted a workshop at the ACCA National Conference on "The Connection Between Education and Industry." The following year, he started the ACCA Student Chapter at Penn College, which was the first of its kind in the nation. Marc earned a master's degree in Education at Wilkes University in 2005.

During the 2008-2009 academic year, Marc assumed the position of interim dean for the School of Construction and Design Technologies, and accepted the position on a permanent basis in April 2009.

Whether in the classroom or working as an administrator, Marc's primary goal is to help students realize their potential and to succeed. Marc is an avid hunter and golfer and is actively involved in mission work.

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Carol Lugg
Assistant Dean

Carol Lugg

Carol moved into the Assistant Dean position in February of 2015, after serving in various roles at the college since 1989. Carol brings a strong background in academic advising, transfer issues, and articulation to the position. She most recently served the college as the Director of Transfer Initiatives. From 1991 - 2001, she served as an adjunct instructor at Penn College.   Her higher education background also includes administrative work and coaching at the NCAA Divison II level, residence life, and management of grant-funded programs.

Currently, Carol is completing her Ed.D. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with hopes of completing her dissertation on the pathways of transfer students by December of 2015. She holds a Master of Science from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) and undergraduate degrees from Bluffton College.

Carol enjoys working with students and their families through the matriculation process. Her joy is greeting students as they enter their postsecondary education and then wishing them well as they enter the workforce as emerging professionals.

Carol is an avid hiker and tennis player and when she sits down, reads extensively in the field of higher education. As a mother of four young adults, she understands the challenges and joys of navigating the college process. She welcomes opportunities to help others through the process!

 

Lisa Caputo
Secretary

Lisa Caputo

As Secretary to the School of Construction and Design Technologies, Lisa serves as a point person on all matters related to the School of Construction. She handles student questions pertaining to scheduling, dropping/adding classes, transfers and all student related issues. In this position Lisa is responsible for entering the master schedule for each semester, processing student paperwork, responding to questions and directing calls, helping to develop and process new marketing strategies for the school, and supports the needs and activities of the faculty members. Lisa most enjoys interaction with students and helping them to progress throughout their education here at Penn College.

An Alumni of Penn College, she earned her Associate degree in Office Information Systems in 1998, and began working in the School of Construction & Design office in 1999.

Kimberly Edwards
Secretary

Kimberly Edwards

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