Penn College Magazine Spring 2019 Issue

2019 Spring

Symbiotic Relationship

There’s a continual flow of contact between Penn College and Larson Design Group – including a stream of graduates earning positions at the thriving architecture/engineering/surveying firm.

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Locally Grown, Globally Known

E-Tech Industries founder John Estep, ’74, credits his team – 70 percent of them graduates of Penn College or its predecessor – for his company’s made-in-the-USA success.

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Helping & Healing

Personal health, passion and empathy are key for employees in health and human services professions to effectively care for others.

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Active Bodies, Healthy Outlooks

Exercise nourishes mental health. A mentorship program offered by the college’s Counseling Services Office and Fitness Center guides students who are struggling with anxiety and depression to become more active.

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Facebook Isn’t Face to Face Expert Tips

As a psychologist working with college students and teaching basic communication skills, Linda Locher has been fascinated with digital conversation, how it may advance our understanding of each other, and how it may create unexpected obstacles and misunderstandings.

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Welders Serve Greater Good  Penn College Family

Three talented female welding students competed at the national level, but the result of their effort will endure much longer than the shine of any medal.

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Printed Issue

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On the cover

Pennsylvania College of Technology graduates, from left, Nick Hannan, ’08; Ashley Hetrick, ’17; Brent Dressler, ’11; and Ruth Frontz, ’90, put their “degrees that work” to work for architecture/engineering/surveying firm Larson Design Group. The company and the college share a special relationship.

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Back cover

A 1949 Dodge forms the centerpiece of a pondless water feature outside College Avenue Labs, where Pennsylvania College of Technology’s collision repair and automotive restoration majors are housed. The piece was created by several departments within General Services and completed in August. A course of 2RC limestone simulates the old road that the vehicle supposedly was traveling as it approached a hill with a load of mountain stone. The engine died, the truck remained, and Mother Nature took possession, as evidenced by the tree growing through the bed. 

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Inside Front Cover

Army ROTC cadets run near the Student & Administrative Services Center during pre-dawn training. The cadets are part of Bald Eagle Battalion, headquartered at Lock Haven University.

Financial Markets Investment Lab Niche

Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center, Room E258

In the east wing of “the ATHS,” students in a variety of majors learn the life skill of planning and investing in the Fundamentals of Financial Planning course. During the class, which is required for students in the college’s accounting and banking and finance majors but is offered as an elective for others, students access real-time financial market data. They learn first how to develop a retirement plan, then learn about tax planning, smart purchasing and investing to meet those goals. “We eventually have to plan for our entire life, and that’s a daunting task,” says course instructor Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration: banking and finance. “We put together a plan to get them there, and it is laid out year-by-year until they get to the point of financial freedom.”

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