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

Jerome Frazier

Human Services & Restorative Justice

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

Alumni

Alexis Ashby

Surgical Technology
Applied Health Studies

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

Student

Lauryn Stauffer

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

After three years of career and technical education, Lauryn knew hands-on learning was the route for her.

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.

Alumni

Sarah Booher

Civil Engineering

With graduation just around the corner, she's looking forward to starting full-time with the Bloomsburg, PA firm where she’s done two internships.

Student

Maci Ilgen

Nursing

A hands-on nursing program, NCAA Division III basketball, supportive faculty, and a life-changing global experience course. Maci found it all at Penn College. She’s finishing her senior year, soaking up every experience imaginable, and looking forward to starting her career at the Hershey Medical Center.

Student

Marcayla Lutzkanin

Diesel Truck, Heavy Equipment & Power Generation

Her mom encouraged her to take college-prep courses and attend a “traditional college.” But Marcayla couldn’t ignore her love of trucks and knew a hands-on education was the only path for her.

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.

Alumni

Jiovanni Rosario

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Student

Dillon DeWitt

Automotive

When he wasn't getting the true hands-on design experience he hoped for at his previous school, Dylan knew it was time for a change.

Alumni

Dylan Otis

Heavy Equipment Operations

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

Student

Megan Bugbee

Architecture & Sustainable Design

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

Student

Michael Cargile

Applied Health Studies
Radiography

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

Faculty

John Upcraft

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Alumni

Ali Petrizzi

Graphic Design & Art

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

Alumni

Hannah Regester

Baking & Culinary

Her Penn College experience was nothing short of extraordinary. She trained in world-class labs, worked alongside world-renowned chefs to prepare menus for the iconic Kentucky Derby, and embarked on a transformative 16-day global experience to Italy.

Alumni

Bryan Robinson

Polymer Engineering

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

Student

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.

Student

Haley Kalvin-Gold

Architecture & Sustainable Design

Her family history, interest in art and math, hands-on education, and passion for sustainability made her what she is today—a forward-thinking creator destined to transform tomorrow.

Faculty

Joni Pyle

Nursing

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

Faculty

Ruth Hocker

Civil Engineering

When Ruth Hocker first visited Pennsylvania College of Technology, she didn’t know of civil engineering. Nearly a quarter century after that fateful day, she's back on campus preparing tomorrow makers for the rewarding field.

Student

Alejandro Huaman

Architecture & Sustainable Design

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

Leadership

Dr. Kathy Chesmel

Automated Manufacturing & Machining
Civil Engineering
Polymer Engineering
Welding & Metal Fabrication

She understands the value of positive role models and is determined to inspire the next generation of tomorrow makers.

Student

Garrett Rogos

Polymer Engineering

While his middle-school classmates talked about becoming doctors and teachers, Garrett envisioned himself working for the design team at LEGO. After researching possible pathways, he landed on plastics and polymers. Now at Penn College pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Garrett is laser focused on landing his dream job with the massively popular building block giant.

Student

Brittany Weiskopff

Accounting & Business Administration

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

Alumni

Dalton Smith

Polymer Engineering

His interest in plastics and polymers began in high school while working with his father at Shop-Vac where he first explored injection molding.

Student

Pavel Dariychuk

Dental Hygiene

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

Student

Ashley Shamblen

Paramedic

Thanks to her Penn College Dual Enrollment experience, Ashley got a taste of college-level coursework and earned credits to jumpstart her journey.

Alumni

Ekaterina Molostvova

Information Technology

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

Student

Morgan Bartholomew

Polymer Engineering

In a world where plastics are often misunderstood, she looks forward to applying her expertise to create processes and products that transform tomorrow for the better. 

Faculty

Carl Bower, Jr.

Landscape/Plant Production

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

Student

William Hugar

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Dual enrollment gave him a leg up on his learning.

Faculty

Tammy Rich

Accounting & Business Administration

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

Student

David Coder

Aviation

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

Student

Brooke Minium

Nursing

On her way to earning a third degree from Penn College, Brooke stands by the value of hands-on learning in close-knit class sizes. 

Student

Hanna Gibson

Building Construction

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

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

Diana Gaglione

Architecture & Sustainable Design

Her 14-day global experience course in Spain was an adventure of a lifetime. This transformative journey opened her eyes to the beauty and wonder of the world's most adored architecture. And it will forever influence a future of inspired building designs.

Student

Cheon Steele

Aviation

He’s pursuing his bachelor’s in Aviation Maintenance Technology at Penn College—the next step in his plan to become a pilot. “I figured I should learn how to fix a plane if I'm going to be flying it,” he says.

Alumni

Matt Bamonte

Information Technology

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

Student

Morgan Bagenstose

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

Her maker mindset primed Morgan for success at Penn College where she’s thriving in her classes and leading the college’s popular Baja team.

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

Anthony Peachey

Accounting & Business Administration

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

Student

Noah Schlesinger

Brewing & Fermentation Science

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

Alumni

Gregory Ditzler

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Alumni

Stephanie Suzadail

Nursing

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

Student

Jalen Seyler

Radiography

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

Faculty

Bridget Motel

Dental Hygiene

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

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

Craig Zimmerman

Electrical

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

Alumni

Janelle Becker

Baking & Culinary

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

Student

Ashlee Felix

Human Services & Restorative Justice

After attending two other colleges, Ashlee decided hands-on was for her. She moved to Williamsport, found her community, and couldn't be happier with her new life at Penn College.

Alumni

Justin Rinehimer

Landscape/Plant Production

After considering a career in chemical engineering, he decided to pursue his passion for horticulture and earn a degree from Penn College.

Student

Nicholas Kilpatrick

Physician Assistant

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

Donor

Sharon Fulton

She's a proud parent of a thriving Wildcat and shows her gratitude as a donor.

Student

Gloria Boronow

Baking & Culinary

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

Faculty

Eric Easton

Forestry

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

Alumni

Alain Johnson

Automotive

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

Student

Kayla Kent

Surgical Technology
Applied Health Studies

Faculty

Sarah Moore

Human Services & Restorative Justice

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

Alumni

Diego Wilson

Aviation

He graduated in 2015, but his commitment to his craft and his country remains strong. Diego earned his pilot’s licensed and the title of Pilot in Command for the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

Student

Jeff Martin, Jr.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

Building and creating is part of his identity. Despite completing three years at a large university, Jeff knew it was time for a change.

Faculty

Sheryl Snyder-Everitt

Physical Therapist Assistant

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

Student

Madison Kistler

Building Construction
Applied Technology Studies

She quickly found a home on the women’s soccer team and the flexibility to explore new and exciting career paths.

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

Corey Carr

Electrical

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

Student

Alicia Freed

Nursing

She's looking forward to sharing her love of pediatrics with the next generation of nurses.

Alumni

Jeff Comitz

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

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

Faculty

Alicia McNett

Information Technology

As someone who has been fascinated with computers for as long as she can recall, Alicia can’t imagine a more thrilling career field.

Alumni

Erin Beaver

Welding & Metal Fabrication

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

Student

Lauren Peck

Aviation

Lauren thought she wanted to go to college far away from home. After touring the aviation hangar and hearing about the hands-on approach, she realized her best opportunity was closer than she imagined.

Alumni

Gaven Crosby

Emergency Management & Homeland Security

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

Faculty

J.D. Mather

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

From creating imaginative forts as a kid to perfecting advanced CAD techniques as an adult, J.D.’s talent for design continues to grow, awe his students, and amaze the world via his YouTube channel.

Student

Jason Wiedl

Construction Management

After attending another institution and quickly realizing that the traditional classroom environment wasn't for him, Jason jumped at the opportunity to learn hands-on at Penn College.

Student

Courtney Fink

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

When she walked into a machine shop for the first time, Courtney knew it was where she belonged.

Student

Morgan Lucas

Nursing

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

Alumni

Dylan Godinez

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

This alum’s on the fast track to success. Just a few months after graduating, Dylan landed his dream job as a design engineer at The Garage Shop in Denver, North Carolina.

Student

Dakota Harrison

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

His passion for precision machining was ignited in high school. After just one visit to Penn College with his vocational program, Dakota knew this was the place for him.

Alumni

Matt Staub

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Student

Zachary Geffre

Polymer Engineering

Guided by the skills he gained in the bachelor's program, Zachary plans to dive even deeper into the field of polymers by pursuing a master's degree in the field.

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!

Faculty

Sherry Hyland

Nursing

After experiencing first-hand the compassionate care that nurses provide, Sherry pursued her associate’s in nursing. But that was only the beginning of her fulfilling career.

Alumni

Fletcher Ewing

Polymer Engineering

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

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.

Faculty

Tina Marie Kline

Nursing

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

Alumni

Lindsay Dunkle

Physical Therapist Assistant

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

Alumni

Stevie Petrison

Accounting & Business Administration

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

Student

Kaylena Harrell

Graphic Design & Art

She traded large lecture halls for the close-knit community at Penn College.

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.

Alumni

Chris Good

Brewing & Fermentation Science

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

Faculty

Jason Killinger

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

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

Faculty

Tom Ask

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

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

Leadership

Ellyn Lester

Architecture & Sustainable Design
Construction & Architectural Technologies

After building a hearty resume brimming with industry and leadership experience, Ellyn found her way to Penn College where she’s leading the next generation of creators.

Leadership

Stacey Hampton

Applied Technology Studies
Electrical
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Engineering & Industrial Design Technology
Information Technology

From leading program tours to lending a hand with course questions, Stacey has a passion for pointing students in the right direction.

Alumni

Regina Peluzzo

Civil Engineering

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

Faculty

Justin Ingram

Biomedical & Prehospital

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

Student

Aleah Emlet

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

When opportunity knocks, Aleah’s ready to seize it. She’s an ROTC cadet, student tutor, aspiring electronics engineer, and the list goes on.

Alumni

Clinton Cullison

Accounting & Business Administration

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

Student

Jessica Duke

Landscape/Plant Production

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

Alumni

Lester Wrobel

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Student

Zak Smith

Welding & Metal Fabrication

He transferred to Penn College and hasn't looked back since. Today he's a senior resident assistant, College Relations assistant, welding instructor at the Dr. Welch Workshop, and member of the student chapter of the American Welding Society.

Alumni

Kierstin & Marissa Bathurst

Radiography

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

Faculty

Kevin Yokitis

Electrical

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

Faculty

Naim Jabbour

Architecture & Sustainable Design

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

Faculty

David Bjorkman

Emergency Management & Homeland Security

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

Alumni

Joe Gasparetti

Graphic Design & Art

This graphic designer scored a sweet gig with Mars Wrigley.

Student

Jesse Laird V

Nursing

This ROTC cadet and nursing student is grateful for the skills and discipline he learned along the way and can’t wait to dive into a lifetime of opportunities post-graduation.

Faculty

Becky Bartlett

Radiography

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

Student

Nik Harnish

Welding & Metal Fabrication

After taking classes at his CTC, Nik knew a career in welding was the route for him.

Alumni , Donor

Ryan Monteleone

Information Technology

Thanks to generous donors like Ryan, the next generation of tomorrow makers can take advantage of scholarships and focus more time on preparing for their futures.

Alumni

Matt Gross

Polymer Engineering

After earning his associate’s from Penn College and bachelor’s and master’s degree at Penn State, Matt dove into an exciting career in the aerospace industry.

Faculty

Matthew Krepps

Aviation

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

Faculty

Howard Troup

Automated Manufacturing & Machining

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

Faculty

Dr. Craig Miller

Business, Arts & Sciences

At Penn College, learning goes beyond the labs. In addition to technical training, you’ll explore diverse perspectives through courses like the ones Dr. Miller leads.

Stephanie Beck

Always in search of fresh ways to gain experience in the medical field, Stephanie was instantly attracted to the EMT Pre-Apprenticeship program at Penn College.

Brian Probst

When Brian learned about the EMT Pre-Apprenticeship program at Penn College, he jumped at the chance to train in a field he long considered pursuing.

Faculty

David Fedor

Civil Engineering

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

Student

Julie Anthony

Nursing

After just one semester at her previous school, she realized that everything she needed and more was right in her backyard.

Alumni

Hannah Maize

Polymer Engineering

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

Alumni

Karen Miller

Dental Hygiene

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

Faculty

Joe Tavani

Automotive

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

Student

Mark Bierly

Automotive

After one semester at his previous school, he said ‘good-bye’ to large lecture halls and ‘hello’ to hands-on learning.

Chad Cashwell

After a history of factory and skilled labor jobs, Chad was ready for a change.

Alumni

Amanda Brodecki

Dental Hygiene

Amanda is a real go-getter. Her passion for helping others led her to a career in dental hygiene and the Air Force National Guard.

Alumni

Chase Forry

Building Construction

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

Student

David Zlotnicki

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Student

Bryan Bilbao

Physician Assistant

After seeing his Spanish-speaking grandmother struggle to get quality care in a U.S. hospital, Bryan set out to become the compassionate and knowledgeable provider that everyone deserves.

Alumni

Nate Lyon

Welding & Metal Fabrication

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

Faculty

Sandra Gorka

Information Technology

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

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.

Faculty

Nick Stephenson

Graphic Design & Art

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

Student

Hallie Harriman

Information Technology

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

Student

Shawn Simmons

Automotive

After spending three years training in automotive at his CTC, Shawn knew a college degree would take him where he wanted to go.

Faculty

Ken Kinley

Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology

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

Student

Colin Browne Jr.

Human Services & Restorative Justice

He knew from a young age that he was destined to make a difference. The Human Services & Restorative Justice program at Penn College was the perfect fit.

Student

Morgan Wood

Automotive
Collision Repair & Restoration

Totally at home in hands-on labs and in management classes, Morgan is honing the skills she needs to seize the future she’s always wanted.

Alumni

Michelle Runkle

Human Services & Restorative Justice

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

Faculty

Tim Yarrington

Brewing & Fermentation Science

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

Student

Joseph Thompson

Graphic Design & Art

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

Student

Caleb Line

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

As an industrial design student, Caleb is comfortably at home in the Dr. Welch Workshop. Helping the college community execute their widespread creations, he’s assisted students and staff make everything from an electric guitar to a replica of Thor’s hammer. Meet Caleb and learn how he’s supporting makers at Penn College.

Student

Alexis Troup

Nursing

She was looking for a team and a path to a future in nursing. Alexis found a second family.

Alumni

Bridget Callahan

Baking & Culinary

After her initial college experience left her feeling uninspired, Bridget stopped to think about what she really liked to do. And that's when her love of cooking led her to discover Penn College.

Student

Ashley Chilson

Architecture & Sustainable Design
Building Construction

Alumni

Kristina Wisneski

Baking & Culinary

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

Alumni

Alexa Korinchak

Polymer Engineering

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.

Alumni

Will DeMarco

Landscape/Plant Production

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

Student

Olivia Ferki

Polymer Engineering

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

Alumni

Richard Wood

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology

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

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.

Faculty

Jose Perez

Polymer Engineering

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