A leader among us.
Known for his strong work ethic, leadership skills, and kind nature, newly commissioned Army 2nd Lt. Andrew Placencia was a natural choice as the December 2020 student speaker.
You chased your passion. Embraced hands-on learning. And rose above adversity in a time like no other. Together, you will leave campus with newfound resilience and a collective vision to create a better tomorrow. This leg of your journey may be coming to a close. But, this is just the beginning. Now it’s time to show the world what you’ve got.
December 2020 graduates will be invited to celebrate with Spring 2021 graduates in the new year. We look forward to raising our hats in honor of your achievements very soon. Until then, here are a few words from our leadership.
President Gilmour has no doubt that the determination, sense of purpose, and newfound life skills you have exhibited in your final college year will serve you in good stead as you embark on your chosen career path.
Senator Gene Yaw wishes you well as you put your hands-on skills to work in essential careers that offer the promise of stable employment, room to advance, and opportunity to lead.
An asterisk (*) indicates that a graduate has earned multiple credentials.
Names appearing on the list is not, in itself, evidence of satisfactorily completing a course of study. Each student remains a candidate until their academic record has undergone a final audit. A diploma from Pennsylvania College of Technology, signed and sealed by its proper officer, remains the official testament to possession of a degree. Diplomas will be mailed to the students’ home addresses.
Presented for leadership and service to the college
Kate Marie Ruggiero
Presented for achievement under exceptional conditions
Isabelle R. Jean
Presented for scholastic achievement and service
Brooke Makayla Strubel
Presented to a graduate who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness and high ideals)
Presented to a graduate who demonstrates Chef Chase's commitment to being a positive role model for the hospitality industry, work and scholastic excellence, stewardship of personal and professional resources, respect for self and others, and excellence and leadership in hospitality education
Claudia M. Walling
Presented to a graduate who demonstrates academic achievement, exemplifies professionalism and is committed to excellence in hospitality
Hailey R. Dunn
Presented to a graduate of the applied health studies program who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence
Aaron C. Schaeffer
Presented to graduates who demonstrate dedicated service to the program
Felicia Catherine Baker
Kayla Nicole Kern
Presented to a graduate who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement
Andrea M. Phillips
Presented to graduates of the occupational therapy assistant major who demonstrate the most improvement and professional growth
Isabelle R. Jean
Elizabeth J. Wellar
Presented to a graduate of the occupational therapy assistant major who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence
Lindsey Anna King
Presented to a graduate who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the physical therapy profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by their overall GPA
Anna Elizabeth Osieski
Presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year welding major who exemplifies the college's philosophy of excellence
James A. Barker
Presented to graduates who have attained the highest cumulative average in welding
Zachary Matthew King
Caleb Ryan Wentzel
Presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year automated manufacturing, machining, or toolmaking major who exemplifies the college’s philosophy of excellence and exhibits devotion to duty, helpfulness to others and friendliness
Joshua Andrew Sweeney
Presented to a graduate in the two-year automated manufacturing technology or four-year manufacturing engineering technology major who exemplifies the college's philosophy of excellence
Eric P. Malcein
Presented to a graduate who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, interest in the field and potential for success in the future
Colin M. Carr
Presented to the graduate who most exemplifies professionalism within the field
Brandon Michael Daldo
Presented to the graduate who most exemplifies William Curry's pursuit of technical excellence and his enthusiastic passion for the diesel technology industry
Edward S. Santaniello
Presented to the graduate with the highest cumulative GPA in an automotive major
Rachel Karyl Garner
Presented to an outstanding graduate of a collision repair major as agreed upon by the faculty
Conor D. McLaughlin
Presented to a graduate who demonstrates academic achievement, ethics, teamwork, professionalism and a commitment to excellence in the field of automotive maintenance
Mena Adel Beshay
Presented to a current member of the military or a veteran of the armed forces, who has enhanced the college experience for the veteran student community.
Presented for demonstrating outstanding leadership and contributing to student life
Lindsey Anna King
Elizabeth J. Wellar