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Spring 2021, Volume 30, Number 1

Student-athlete covers all 'bases'

On the field, first baseman Tyler S. Rudolph is speedy for his size, but he is quicker behind the wheel of his rear-engine dragster.

Reclaiming STEM

There are many misperceptions about what science, technology, engineering and math careers are. At Penn College, they’re part of a century-old foundation.

Adding hope to math

An experiment launched in 2016 to model a math course on the lecture-lab template of other Penn College courses is multiplying student success.

Revolutionizing robotics

Extraordinary curiosity led Fletcher Ewing, ’98, from childhood Soap Box Derbies to an innovation-filled career. His latest role is senior mechanical engineer for X, developing robots with the humanlike capacity to learn.

Grad’s gift transforms machining lab

A gift from a grateful Larry A. Ward, ’66, has transformed one of the oldest labs on campus, leading the college’s manufacturing majors into the next generation.

A flight nurse’s calling

Having weathered many challenges herself, Geisinger Life Flight’s Stephanie Suzadail, ’14, loves to provide calm in the center of the storm.

Expert Tips

Chocolate soup

Want a new way to satisfy that chocolate craving? Le Jeune Chef Restaurant’s pastry chef, Lynn Sisino, and part-time baker, Patrick Hufnagle (a baking and pastry arts/applied management student) share the recipe for this much-craved Le Jeune Chef specialty.

Penn College Family

Wheelies to radiographs

After being out of high school for more than 10 years, Michael Cargile decided it was time for a change.

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On the Cover

Stephanie Suzadail, ’14, cares for patients in the confines of a helicopter, but she hopes to make an impact that can’t be contained.

Back Cover

This spring, the Center for Career Design opened in the Roger & Peggy Madigan Library to serve students, alumni and industry partners on “all things career.”

Opened in 2006, the library marks its 15th birthday this summer.

Inside Front Cover

About 80 students from a wide range of majors crafted ceramic masks for “Regarding the Mask …,” a display surrounding The Victorian House in October. Ceramics students taught by David A. and Deborah L. Stabley were offered the project as a mode of creative expression related to the face coverings being worn due to the pandemic. “My idea stems from the physical masks we’re all wearing and our inability to communicate the way we used to,” David Stabley said.

Earth Science Center Pond  Niche

Penn College’s Herman T. Schneebeli Earth Science Center, just off Route 15 about 10 miles south of the college’s main campus, is home to a nearly hidden instructional gem: a 2.5-acre pond that, over several semesters, has been the object of a crosscurricular effort to reverse the ravages of time, including an overgrowth of brush and other vegetation. The project has involved students and faculty from the heavy construction equipment, concrete science, building construction and horticulture majors, all working in conjunction with the college’s General Services department.

Earth Science Center Pond


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