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Fall 2020, Volume 29, Number 2

Trading Uniforms

With spring sports canceled and classes moved online, athletes trade jerseys for scrubs.

Making Makers

Makers from all majors learn from one another as they bring ideas to life in The Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College.

Living Landmark

A plant-laden open-air chapel, with walls fabricated by Penn College faculty and students, is bound for the World Heritage Site home of the patron saint of ecology.

Designer of Signs

Work is a thrill ride for industrial designer Cory D. Karges, ’14, whose work for Sign Producers Inc. is seen by millions at theme parks Universal, Disney and others.

Responding with Resolve

Penn College’s community of problem solvers rises to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Penn College Family

Playful Diversion

Members of the Penn College Family across the globe used their skills in a variety of ways to help others during the global pandemic, including graphic design alumna Eliza R. Whyman, ’17.

Expert Tips

Help for the job hunt

As a result of the pandemic, there are a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to one’s employment status.

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On the Cover

James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding, slides a wall section into the foundation for the “Living Chapel.” The structure, a project of the Vatican ecology division, was welded by Penn College students and faculty and shipped overseas for display in Rome and the Vatican, where it is to be blessed by the pope, before moving to its permanent home near the World Heritage Site birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. See "Living Landmark."

Back Cover

View the Graphic Design 2020 Student Portfolio Exhibition (pctgraphicdesign.com/gd2020). The annual celebration of seniors' work is typically held in The Gallery at Penn College in May but was moved online due to the pandemic. Poster image courtesy of graphic design student Ali D. Petrizzi. Posters for the exhibition were designed by each graphic design student as a component of the Portfolio Design course.

Inside Front Cover

Raised on a dairy farm, landscape/horticulture technology student Courtney M. Wilcox chose her major because she loved watching her family’s crops grow. The lettuce she helps to raise in the hydroponic garden at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center is served in dining facilities on campus.

Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center  Niche

An expansion to welding instructional facilities added 35,000 square feet of hands-on learning space – room to enroll up to 60 more welding students annually and provide new technological capabilities, with nearly 100 pieces of equipment provided by corporations through entrustments, discounts and donations. The expansion, funded in part by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, caught the attention of news outlets both locally and nationally, with stories running on Fox News, in Welding Digest and in the U.S. Economic Development Administration newsletter. “The expanded center is coming online at a critical time, as the industry predicts a shortage of more than 200,000 skilled welding professionals this year,” the EDA newsletter noted.

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