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Spring 2020, Volume 29, Number 1

Lacrosse joins NCAA offerings

In Spring 2021, Penn College will field its first varsity lacrosse team.

Making a difference with every dish

Rob Wood, ’17, is executive chef for the restaurant of a literal rock star. But his inspiration comes from his clients.

A reluctant legend

Generations have benefited from the work of former provost Veronica M. Muzic (1936-2019).

Electron beam welder becomes first

The college’s enlarged Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center is home to an electron beam welder that is the first to be placed in a U.S. college or university.

Lindbergh’s boots and cosmonaut chicken

In a Smithsonian Institution conservation lab, Daniel Ravizza, ’14, combines his hands-on skills, meticulous nature and passion for history.

Restoring smiles and lives

Lisa M. Zimmer’s resolute spirit has helped her to overcome hurdles, including addiction. Through her senior project, she started a nonprofit to help others.

Penn College Family

Scooping Up Skills

“Volvo is king in Portugal,” said Jonathan G. Vasconcelos as he sat in a Volvo EC220 excavator recently loaned to the college by Volvo Construction Equipment and facilitated by Highway Equipment & Supply Co. 

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On the Cover

A revamped athletics field, now dubbed UPMC Field, welcomed guests in the fall. The highlight of the field’s updates is a synthetic turf playing surface. 

Back Cover

The Wildcat Athletics logo, recreated in metal by members of the Penn College American Welding Society student chapter, watches over a plaza between the expanded Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center and College Avenue Labs (the former HON Co. furniture factory).

Inside Front Cover

Cody M. Nelson, a senior pitcher from South Williamsport, winds up. Nelson is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration: management concentration.

UPMC Field  Niche

West End of Main Campus

 Penn College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams opened their Fall 2019 seasons in an upgraded facility – now dubbed UPMC Field. The center of the improvements is an eye-catching synthetic turf field.

“Everything is flat and level,” says men’s soccer defender Gabriel McKeon. “There is no skipping with the ball, which not only produces better opportunities, but more beautiful soccer.”

About 250 students participate in the college’s growing NCAA Division III athletics program. In addition to intercollegiate athletics, the field is used by intramural sports, club sports and Student Engagement at Penn College. 

The new turf will also become the home for the college’s lacrosse team, set to begin playing in NCAA Division III in Spring 2021.

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