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Spring 2022, Volume 31, Number 1

Launching a legacy

After 23 years as president, Gilmour announces retirement

Cruising the world

Diesel technology graduate keeps expedition yacht's motors running during global adventure

Baseball, softball teams to have new homes in 2023

The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is constructing a synthetic turf field complex adjacent to main campus, featuring six youth baseball/softball fields and a collegiate baseball field.

‘Living lab’ lives on after half-century

Earth Science Center community shares ‘golden’ memories

Work-life balance is beautiful in Alaska

When 2010 building automation technology grad Brian S. Watkins is working, he oversees Honeywell’s Alaska branch, coordinating the systems that control comfort, efficiency and security of buildings throughout the Last Frontier. Off the clock, he treks the state’s vast outdoors, recording his adventures for popular hunting magazines.

A flight nurse's calling

Determination lifts grad above storms

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Inside Front Cover

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Among major projects dedicated during President Davie Jane Gilmour's tenure at Pennsylvania College of Technology is a welcoming main entrance at Maynard Street – designed to resemble a baseball and bat. Fittingly, Gilmour would go on to become the chair of the Little League International Board of Directors, one of many community posts she has held.

More about Gilmour's Legacy

Inside Back Cover

Inside Back Cover

Sharpening their foot-eye coordination at the annual Multicultural Lawn Party, representatives of the Wildcat basketball team enjoy every second of their off-court workout with Mika, of Pacific Rhythm, a Polynesian entertainment resource from Warfordsburg. From left: Coach Geoff Hensley, David Brown and Corey Blackwell. Brown and Blackwell are majoring in business administration: sport and event management.

Back Cover

Back Cover

Michael J. Reed will lead Pennsylvania College of Technology as its next president, effective July 1. Reed, currently vice president for academic affairs and provost for the college, replaces Davie Jane Gilmour, who has served as president since 1998 and will retire on June 30. He was selected following an extensive national search. "I love our mission, what we represent and the opportunities we create for our next generation of tomorrow makers," he said.

More about Reed’s appointment

Landmarks of a Legacy 

Since being named president in 1998, Davie Jane Gilmour has led physical growth and expansion that represent responsiveness to student and workforce needs, and an aesthetic that instills Wildcat pride.

Earth Science Center Pond
  • 1999
    • FH Field House (new)
    • Campus Entrance (new)
    • Schneebeli Earth Science Center (renovated)
  • 2000
    • Delaware, Juniata and Clinton halls (acquired)
  • 2001
    • CAL College Avenue Labs
  • 2003
    • York and Lancaster halls
    • SASC Student & Administrative Services Center
  • 2004
    • ACC Klump Academic Center
  • 2006
    • LIB Madigan Library
  • 2007
    • BWD Center for Business & Workforce Development
  • 2010
    • Dauphin Hall
    • ATC Parkes Automotive Technology Center
    • LEC Hager Lifelong Education Center
    • MTC Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center (expanded 2020)
  • 2011
    • CMB Construction Masonry Building
  • 2019
    • UPMC Field
    • Penn College at Wellsboro
  • 2020
    • MAC Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center
    • ETC Electrical Technologies Center
    • ROTC Army ROTC


    • ATHS Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center
    • BTC Carl Building Technologies Center
    • CC Bush Campus Center
    • CV Campus View Apartments
    • ERC Automotive Engine Repair Center
    • GSW General Services Warehouse
    • GYM Bardo Gymnasium
    • LJC Le Jeune Chef Restaurant
    • PAC Physician Assistant Center
    • PDC Thompson Professional Development Center
    • POL College Police
    • VH Victorian House
    • VIL The Village at Penn College


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