James P. Thomas considers himself lucky. He found his passion, nurtured it and made it his profession. Today, the beneficiaries of his zest and expertise are countless. The Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus supports national security by mitigating cyber risks for the U.S. military. The 2020 graduate is an information systems security engineer for the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.
Penn College cybersecurity grad serves the nation Published 07.18.2024 News Alumni News Information Technology Engineering Technologies Faculty & Staff Alumni Experience Home Page contents James P. Thomas considers himself lucky. He found his passion, nurtured it and made it his profession. Today, the beneficiaries of his zest and expertise are countless. The Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus supports national security by mitigating cyber risks for the U.S. military. The 2020 graduate is an …

A former member of Williamsport Area Community College’s Board of Trustees has died. (WACC was the predecessor to Pennsylvania College of Technology.) Lester L. Murray, 96, died on July 13. According to his obituary, services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Former member of college's Board of Trustees dies Published 07.18.2024 News Announcements Home Page contents A former member of Williamsport Area Community College’s Board of Trustees has died. (WACC was the predecessor to Pennsylvania College of Technology.) Lester L. Murray, 96, died on July 13. According to his obituary , services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.    Lester L. Murray … Lester L. Murray … A former member of Williamsport Area Community College’s Board of Trustees …

Former state Sen. Henry G. Hager III, for whom Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Hager Lifelong Education Center is named, died June 27 at the age of 90. According to his obituary, a celebration of life will be held in the fall in Fort Myers, Florida, where he resided. Hager was a native of Williamsport and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1973 to 1984.
Hager Lifelong Education Center namesake has died Published 07.18.2024 News Announcements Home Page contents Former state Sen. Henry G. Hager III, for whom Pennsylvania College of Technology's Hager Lifelong Education Center is named, died June 27 at the age of 90. According to his obituary , a celebration of life will be held in the fall in Fort Myers, Florida, where he resided. Hager was a native of Williamsport and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1973 to 1984. After retiring from the …

Before the story ends on Sunday, July 21, art lovers are encouraged to visit the final days of The Gallery at Penn College's exhibition, “Books Undone 2: The Art of Altered Books." Two days remain to view the national juried show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. (The gallery is closed on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer.)
Gallery ‘closing the books’ on ‘storied’ exhibition Published 07.17.2024 Photos by Alexandra Butler, photographer/photo editor News The Gallery at Penn College Library Campus Events Faculty & Staff Community Home Page contents Before the story ends on Sunday, July 21, art lovers are encouraged to visit the final days of The Gallery at Penn College's exhibition, “ Books Undone 2: The Art of Altered Books ." Two days remain to view the national juried show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. …

Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed Elizabeth S. Gizenski to director of its surgical technology program. Gizenski, a registered nurse and certified surgical technologist, had been the program’s clinical director since 2005. She received the college’s award for Excellence in Academic Advising in 2019.
Gizenski named director of surgical technology at Penn College Published 07.16.2024 Faculty & Staff News Surgical Technology Announcements Nursing & Health Sciences School of Nursing & Health Sciences News Home Page contents Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed Elizabeth S. Gizenski to director of its surgical technology program. Gizenski, a registered nurse and certified surgical technologist, had been the program’s clinical director since 2005. She received the college’s award for Excellence …

A nursing director at Pennsylvania College of Technology co-authored a piece, published recently in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, that reveals a drop in hospital readmission rates among rehabilitation patients when nurses implement a “teach-back” patient education strategy. Kelly T. Bidlespacher, director of nursing-bachelor’s and graduate degrees at Penn College, pursued the evidence-based practice improvement project as part of her doctoral studies.
Director’s paper shares strategy to reduce hospital readmissions Published 07.16.2024 News Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences School of Nursing & Health Sciences News Faculty & Staff Home Page contents A nursing director at Pennsylvania College of Technology co-authored a piece, published recently in Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, that reveals a drop in hospital readmission rates among rehabilitation patients when nurses implement a “teach-back” patient education strategy. Kelly T. Bidlespacher, director …

This summer’s second week of My Tomorrow camp (July 8-12) rolled out a range of hands-on explorations for middle-schoolers. Sponsored by the Soars Family, Penn College’s interactive day camp engages students entering grades 6-8 in a variety of educational pathways sure to lead to promising tomorrows. Add in fun, food and friendship, and it’s an ideal combination for career considerations.
Middle-schoolers bring inquisitive energy to day camp Published 07.15.2024 Photos by Alexandra Butler, photographer/photo editor News Summer Camps Faculty & Staff K-12 Events Nursing & Health Sciences Business, Arts & Sciences Donors Home Page contents This summer’s second week of My Tomorrow camp (July 8-12) rolled out a range of hands-on explorations for middle-schoolers. Sponsored by the Soars Family, Penn College’s interactive day camp engages students entering grades 6-8 in a variety of educational …

Gov. Josh Shapiro ordered U.S. and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds across Pennsylvania to fly at half staff to recognize the tragedy that occurred at a rally for former President Trump in Butler County Saturday evening and in honor of Corey Comperatore, a Butler County husband and father who was killed while attending the event.
Governor orders flags to be flown at half staff Published 07.14.2024 News Announcements Facilities Home Page contents Gov. Josh Shapiro ordered U.S. and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds across Pennsylvania to fly at half staff to recognize the tragedy that occurred at a rally for former President Trump in Butler County Saturday evening and in honor of Corey Comperatore, a Butler County husband and father who was killed while attending the event. Shapiro also …

"Despite the heat, it was a wonderful day,” enthused Bryce W. Winder, coordinator of admissions events and communications, describing Saturday’s Open House at Pennsylvania College of Technology. “Our guests were amazing and brought the energy to campus." Winder reports that about 400 students and 1,200 guests were in attendance on the ultra-hot summer day. Their reward for braving the heat was the opportunity to view a lot of “cool stuff."
Open House visitors enjoy cool campus on hot day Published 07.14.2024 Photos by Alexandra Butler, photographer/photo editor News Admissions Admissions Events Campus Events New Students Faculty & Staff Nursing & Health Sciences Business, Arts & Sciences Engineering Technologies Home Page contents "Despite the heat, it was a wonderful day,” enthused Bryce W. Winder, coordinator of admissions events and communications, describing Saturday’s Open House at Pennsylvania College of Technology. “Our guests were …

Pennsylvania’s 2024-25 budget includes a 13% increase – $4 million – for Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state appropriation. Gov. Josh Shapiro signed legislation into law late on July 11 that will increase the college’s state appropriation to $33,971,000. Penn College’s 2024-25 budget, which was approved by its Board of Directors on June 27, projected a 5% increase in appropriation funding.
Approved state budget boosts Penn College appropriation by 13% Published 07.12.2024 News Announcements Home Page contents Pennsylvania’s 2024-25 budget includes a 13% increase – $4 million – for Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state appropriation. Gov. Josh Shapiro signed legislation into law late on July 11 that will increase the college’s state appropriation to $33,971,000. Penn College’s 2024-25 budget, which was approved by its Board of Directors on June 27, projected a 5% increase in …