Meet the makers

We're more than just a crowd of determined faces. Sure, we look the part. But we live it too. Across essential industries from healthcare and IT to plastics and welding, students, faculty, and alumni are changing the course of tomorrow.

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Student

Tamaka Carter

Accounting & Business Administration

Attending college directly after high school wasn't in the cards for her. But when the time was right, she dove in, tackled her fears, and came out stronger than ever. 

Student

Tiana Rawls-White

Baking & Culinary
Accounting & Business Administration

Her transfer to Penn College and the support she found when she got here fueled her future.

Alumni

Chase Forry

Building Construction

This veteran took advantage of his service benefits and earned a degree in Building Construction.

Alumni

Clinton Cullison

Accounting & Business Administration

He's using his marketing skills to advocate for legislative change.

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Joseph Thompson

Graphic Design & Art

His dream job is to work as a visual designer for Google.

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William Hugar

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Dual enrollment with Penn College NOW gave him a leg up on his learning.

Alumni

Cory Karges

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

This alum’s work points way for millions at iconic resorts.

Student

Andrew Placencia

Automotive

From time to time, an extraordinary leader rises above the crowd. That's Andrew.

Alumni

Gaven Crosby

Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Discipline learned as a reserve soldier helps Gaven stay calm under pressure.

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Erin Beaver

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Penn College NOW courses gave Erin a head start on her welding career.

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Morgan Lucas

Nursing

Thanks to her Penn College NOW experience, Morgan gained the confidence to hit the ground running.

Alumni

Jeff Comitz

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

His decision to change course led to a successful HVAC career.

Student

Corey Carr

Electrical

He served in the army reserves, is active across campus, and is an all-round high achiever.

Student

Jalen Seyler

Radiography

Hands-on experience is preparing Jalen for a career in radiography.

Student

Michael Cargile

Applied Health Studies
Radiography

10+ years after finishing high school, Michael opened a new chapter.

Student

Nicholas Kilpatrick

Physician Assistant

Even after 17 years in healthcare, Nick proves it's never to late to reach for a new goal.

Alumni

Regina Peluzzo

Civil Engineering & Surveying

Even being deployed twice couldn't stop Regina from getting her bachelor's in civil engineering.

Alumni

Stevie Petrison

Accounting & Business Administration

Sometimes the path to success takes twists and turns. But sometimes it's totally worth it.

Student , Athlete

Dean Fulton

Accounting & Business Administration

He's no stranger to hard work. In the classroom and on the trails, Dean's committed to giving his all.

Industry

Climatec

Electrical
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Student

Jaymz McClelland

Building Construction

When he was offered a paid summer internship with one of the country’s largest concrete contractors, Jaymz couldn’t have been more excited. And when graduates, Lithco wants him back as a full-time project engineer.

Industry

mXtr Automation

Information Technology

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Industry

Wagman

Building Construction
Civil Engineering & Surveying
Construction Management
Heavy Equipment Operations

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Alumni

Bryan Robinson

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt-certified process engineer, he is constantly raising the bar.

Alumni

Hannah Maize

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

She loves her career and the thrill of solving challenges. “I'm never bored and always learning something new,” she says.

Alumni

Alexa Korinchak

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

It wasn’t until after a few years of community college and a VIP plastics tour from a family friend that Alexa found something that genuinely sparked her interest.

Industry

ELSNER Engineering Works, Inc.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

ELSNER, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of custom automated machinery, developed their relationship with Penn College 15 years ago at a recruiting event. Since then, the value of this partnership has been a win-win for both.

Industry

B. Braun Medical

Accounting & Business Administration
Automated Manufacturing & Machining
Electrical
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Engineering & Industrial Design Technology
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Information Technology
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Industry

R-V Industries, Inc.

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Welding & Metal Fabrication

R-V manufactures the equipment that makes many of the items we use every day possible. Their partnership with Penn College allows graduates to springboard into a manufacturing industry that is alive and strong.

Industry

Clark Associates, Inc.

Business & Hospitality
Accounting & Business Administration
Architecture & Sustainable Design
Construction Management
Information Technology

Clark Associates, a large multi-divisional company supporting the food service industry, is a partner with unending career opportunities and a strong desire to help students as they prepare for a successful career.

Industry

AME Inc.

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

AME, a leading automatic temperature controls solutions provider, believes in mentoring individuals for personal and career growth. Their partnership with Penn College, which offers the perfect balance between education and practical experience, is key to their continued success.

Industry

JEM Group

Building Construction
Construction Management
Architecture & Sustainable Design

JEM Group, a woman-owned turnkey construction services firm based in central Pennsylvania, believes their partnership with Penn College has been mutually beneficial, creating a collaborative pathway in which we can both rely on each other for our strengths.

Industry

Cable Services

Building Construction
Construction Management
Forestry
Heavy Equipment Operations
Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation
Civil Engineering & Surveying

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Industry

Lycoming Engines

Aviation
Automated Manufacturing & Machining
Welding & Metal Fabrication

Lycoming Engines and Penn College share a long history of supporting each other’s goals. By learning on the same machines that Lycoming uses every day, Penn College graduates enter the workforce with an established knowledge of the machinery and the opportunity for faster employee growth and advancement.

Industry

Warfel Construction

Building Construction
Construction Management
Heavy Equipment Operations

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Alumni

Ethan Boedker

Electrical

This electrical grad scored a career in a growing field where's designing automation control solutions. He gets to travel, too!

Student

Alejandro Huaman

Architecture & Sustainable Design

He's an aspiring architect, guitarist, soccer player, runner, and self-taught barber. What's next?

Industry

SEKISUI KYDEX

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology
Electrical
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Accounting & Business Administration

From scholarships and material donations to workforce initiatives, this partner is invested in long-term success.

Industry

Terex Corporation

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation
Automotive
Welding & Metal Fabrication

Meet an industry partner invested in the next generation of diesel and heavy equipment technicians.

Alumni

Janelle Becker

Baking & Culinary

The hands-on experience she received at Penn College is a recipe for success

Alumni

Will DeMarco

Landscape/Plant Production

This alum is living his childhood dream. Check out his story.

Faculty

Ryan Good

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Ryan will bring out the best in you. He’ll challenge you to solve complex problems. Inspire you to strive for perfection. And groom you to become the leader that others are proud to follow

Alumni

John Blesh

Civil Engineering & Surveying

The diversity of his day-to-day responsibilities keeps him engaged and hungry for more.

Faculty

Justin Ingram

Health Science

He believes that new discoveries are born from unbridled curiosity and lifelong learning is the mindset of success

Faculty

Sandra Gorka

Information Technology

She empowers students to think critically and innovate solutions for a promising tomorrow.

Faculty

David Bjorkman

Emergency Management & Homeland Security

His proven approach blends research and theory with real-world experience.

Student

Noah Schlesinger

Brewing & Fermentation Science

He turned his passion for craft beer into an exciting career.

Faculty

J.D. Mather

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

Faculty

Joni Pyle

Nursing

She brings extensive experience and a level of passion that’s second to none.

Student

Hallie Harriman

Information Technology

Penn College was a truly transformative experience for this aspiring video game developer.

Student

Kate Ruggiero

Aviation

She’s blazing her way in a field that’s not typically dominated by women. But that’s not going to stop her. Nothing will.

Student

Megan Bugbee

Architecture & Sustainable Design

She's driven to succeed on the field and in the classroom.

Faculty

Howard Troup

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Meet Howard, instructor of automated manufacturing, machine tool technology, and mechatronics.

Alumni

Matt Staub

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Get to know this grad who's working as a senior PCB design engineer at Google.

Alumni

Joe Gasparetti

Graphic Design & Art

This graphic designer scored a sweet gig with Mars Wrigley.

Alumni

Dylan Otis

Heavy Equipment Operations

A high-achiever across the board, Dylan excelled in athletics and academics.

Alumni

Alain Johnson

Automotive

His childhood passion motivated him to study automotive and become a trainer for Honda.

Faculty

Craig Zimmerman

Electrical

He's proud to prepare tomorrow makers for one of the most widespread and diverse fields.

Faculty

Jason Killinger

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

With 25+ years of industry experience, Jason's labs and lessons are real-world relevant.

Faculty

John Upcraft

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

John's passion for creating and drive for innovation spurred his decision to choose a career in machining.

Faculty

Ken Kinley

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Ken brings decades of experience and invaluable insight to every course he teaches.

Alumni

Alexis Ashby

Surgical Technology
Applied Health Studies

The OR is fast paced and challenging. That's where Alexis thrives.

Faculty

Sheryl Snyder-Everitt

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sheryl brings hands-on experience as a working physical therapist assistant and instructor.

Alumni

Lester Wrobel

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Lester was told that he wasn't the college type. Boy did he prove them wrong.

Alumni

Lindsay Dunkle

Physical Therapist Assistant

She traded working in a chemistry lab for a hands-on career.

Faculty

Jose Perez

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

Sharing his passion for plastics with the next generation of industry leaders.

Faculty

Kevin Yokitis

Electrical

Kevin shares his real-world experience and time-tested know-how. And he loves every minute.  

Alumni

Matt Bamonte

Information Technology

This shy freshman now shines bright as a learning experience designer at Amazon Robotics.

Alumni

Fletcher Ewing

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

Fascination with how things work led Fletcher to a rewarding career at X, The Moonshot Factory.

Faculty

Eric Easton

Forestry

To the Black Hills and back, Eric's bringing real-world experience that can't be beat.

Alumni

Karen Miller

Dental Hygiene

Karen’s bachelor's in dental hygiene opened a world of possibilities.

Alumni

Richard Wood

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

His childhood engineering skills led Richard to a career at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Faculty

Tina Marie Kline

Nursing

She's always looking for inventive and interactive ways to engage students in hands-on learning.

Alumni

Chris Good

Brewing & Fermentation Science

Chris honed the skills to turn his hobby into a thriving career.

Student

Pavel Dariychuk

Dental Hygiene

Pavel is a tomorrow maker. He's driven to succeed and a leader among his peers.

Alumni

Jiovanni Rosario

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

His love of computers and video games turned into a career with Amazon Web Services.

Faculty

Tim Yarrington

Brewing & Fermentation Science

Tim is an award-winning brewer with a passion for sharing his knowledge with others.

Faculty

David Fedor

Civil Engineering & Surveying

David isn't afraid to challenge his students. That's because he's 100% invested in their success.

Faculty

Becky Bartlett

Radiography

As the clinical supervisor of the radiography program, Becky is always ready to lend a hand.

Student

Jessica Duke

Landscape/Plant Production

Jessica is cultivating the real-world skills to open her own greenhouse.

Alumni

Gregory Ditzler

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

Immersive hands-on learning propels an average student to exceptional heights.

Faculty

Tammy Rich

Accounting & Business Administration

Instructor Tammy Rich teaches more than theories. She'll lead you through real-world activities.

Alumni

Kierstin & Marissa Bathurst

Radiography

Sisters follow unique paths only to reunite on one exciting journey.

Faculty

Mark Sones

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

After nearly 30 years of teaching at Penn College, he still aims to learn something new every day.

Faculty

Chris Weaver

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

Not one to sit behind a desk, Chris brings his experience to the lab to inspire others.

Faculty

Bridget Motel

Dental Hygiene

Bridget's experience and enthusiasm can't be beat.

Faculty

Carl Bower, Jr.

Landscape/Plant Production

Carl truly loves what he does and enjoys empowering students to chase their dreams.

Faculty

Sarah Moore

Human Services & Restorative Justice

Compassionate and caring, Sarah leads by example, inspiring tomorrow's agents of change.

Alumni

Anthony Peachey

Accounting & Business Administration

An instructor's advice led to a successful career in marketing for Anthony.

Student

Hanna Gibson

Building Construction

Hanna's father worked in construction. Now she's following in his footsteps.

Student

Jerome Frazier

Human Services & Restorative Justice

Jerome's writing a better future for himself by helping others succeed.

Alumni

Stephanie Suzadail

Nursing

This nursing graduate overcame all odds and now works aboard Geisinger Life Flight.

Student

Brittany Weiskopff

Accounting & Business Administration

She felt at home during her first visit and has embraced the full college experience ever since.

Student

Gloria Boronow

Baking & Culinary

Gloria has an appetite for baking and dreams of opening a bakery she can call her own.

Faculty

Matthew Krepps

Aviation

From the moment he looked under the hood of his first car at age 16, Matt was hooked.

Faculty

Nick Stephenson

Graphic Design & Art

The graphic design program at Penn College is challenging. But that's the way Nick likes it.

Student

David Coder

Aviation

A passion for flight leads David toward a degree in aviation maintenance technology.

Faculty

Naim Jabbour

Architecture & Sustainable Design

He's a true tomorrow maker who is determined to change the future for the better.

Student

Olivia Ferki

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

She's training for an in-demand career in industry-driven labs.

Alumni

Kristina Wisneski

Baking & Culinary

This culinary grad starred in "Chopped" and is making a name for herself in Philly's culinary scene.

Student

Brooke Strubel

Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Brooke has always been inspired to help others. Her career as an EMT allows her to do exactly that.

Faculty

Tom Ask

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

He's a licensed engineer and published author, but also a creative catalyst for his students.

Alumni

Michelle Runkle

Human Services & Restorative Justice

Caring for others is second nature for this Human Services grad.

Faculty

Dr. Chris Boyer

Paramedic

For paramedics, the stakes are high. But the reward of a job well done is even higher.

Alumni

Ali Petrizzi

Graphic Design & Art

After learning more about the graphic design program, Ali knew that was where she belonged.

Faculty

Joe Tavani

Automotive

Seemingly impossible mechanical issues? No worries. Joe loves a challenge.

Alumni

Nate Lyon

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Everyone said Nate was a rising star in his field. They were right.

Faculty

Charles Niedermyer

Baking & Culinary

He's highly respected in the industry and adored by his students.

Alumni

Jeffrey Feeman

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

He landed a career that allows him to combine his technical skills and love for the performing arts.

Student

David Zlotnicki

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

David dove headfirst into the dual learning environment available at Penn College.

Alumni

Ekaterina Molostvova

Information Technology

Her goal was to use IT to help others. Today, she's following through on that dream.