Nineteen Graduate From Leadership Program

Published 04.20.2000


Nineteen students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have completed the Spring 2000 Emerging College Leadership Advancement SerieS program for freshmen or first-year students.

The Emerging CLASS program provides a foundation in individual leadership techniques and group dynamics. Any freshman or first-year student who maintains a 2.0 grade-point average and who has a sincere interest in becoming a student leader can apply to become part of Emerging CLASS.

Students are selected on the basis of their experience, an application, an essay and a personal interview.

Emerging CLASS participants attend a weekend retreat at the beginning of the semester and weekly sessions that focus on leadership skills. To complete the program or "graduate," students must attend the retreat and at least 80 percent of the weekly meetings, complete at least 80 percent of the weekly journal assignments and fully participate in each activity.

This year's graduates are:

Brian R. Chase, HVAC Technology, Moscow; Ryan A. Conrad, Data Communication and Networking Concentration, Pine Grove; Brett L. Davidson, Plastics and Polymer Engineering, Walnut Bottom; Brethena J. Fritzen, Technical and Professional Communication, Montoursville; Quinn A. Hepler, HVAC Technology, Butler; Timothy A. Hornberger, Landscape/Nursery Technology, Richfield; Daniel S. Mast, Architectural Technology, Williamsport; Ashley K. Mathias, Pre-Physician Assistant, Elizabethtown; Joseph S. McDonald, Automotive Technology Management, Castle Creek, N.Y.; Mark P. Moyer, Communication/Fiber Optics Emphasis/Electronics Technology, Manheim; Christopher M. Olsen, Computer-Aided Product Design, Bellefonte; Amy B. Phillips, Baking and Pastry Arts, Baltimore; Joseph C. Raymer, Communication/Fiber Optics Emphasis/Electronic Technology, Moosic; Todd A. Rebman, Landscape/Nursery Technology, Bethel; Neil C. Rohrer, Electronics Engineering Technology, Manheim; Melissa S. Roth, Automotive Technology Management, North Catasauqua; Megan L. Tomeo, Electronics Engineering Technology, Tionesta; Elizabeth A. Webster, Plastics and Polymer Engineering, Montoursville; and Barbara M. Willett, Food and Hospitality Management, Johnstown.

The program is coordinated by a committee that includes Sharon Waters, director of Counseling and Career Services, chairwoman; Dr. James E. Fitzpatrick, dean of Student Affairs; Steven P. Jacobson, director of Residence Life; Kristen L. Bendon, assistant director of Student Activities; and Elliott J. Strickland Jr., director of Student Activities.