'Penn College Welcome' Kicks Off Fall Semester

Published 08.22.2005


Students fall under spell of hypnotist Paul RamsayFall 2005 Orientation culminated in a "Penn College Welcome" event on main campus Sunday night, offering the academic community a last dose of summer fun before Monday's start of classes.

Students heard remarks from Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour; Student Government Association President Sabrena O'Keefe; and Chester D. Schuman, director of admissions.

Their official welcome was followed by the traditional fireworks show, then a performance on the PDC lawn by hypnotist Paul Ramsay.

The following students were winners in the 2005 Fall Orientation Raffle. Their names were selected in a drawing among all students that attended every Orientation event this past weekend:

Fireworks display heralds start of fall semesterYear Parking Permit
Ryan Carricato and Jeffrey Gable

Year Fitness Center Membership
Richard Shirk and Jeremy Sorg

$100 Wildcat Plus Account
Johannys Roman-Ortiz, Dustin Sheridan and Christopher BaumPenn College President Davie Jane Gilmour officially greets students

$200 Wildcat Plus Account
Nathan De Gruttola

$500 Toward On-Campus Housing
Justin Helms

$500 College Store Gift Card
Andrew De Gregorio

And the grand-prize winner . . .

$1,000 Off Tuition
Nicholas Sura

Sabrena O'Keefe, Student Government Association president, encourages campus involvement A splash of color fills the night sky

Photos by Juli M. Reppert, student writer/photographer