Penn College Winter Commencement to Be Held Dec. 17

Published 11.29.2005


More than 375 students have petitioned to graduate in December from Pennsylvania College of Technology, which will hold a commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport.

The student speaker for the 11 a.m. ceremony will be Ryan K. Zimmerman, South Williamsport, who will receive a bachelor's degree in computer information technology-data communications and networking from the School of Business and Computer Technologies.

Also speaking will be Irwin H. Siegel, professor of business administration/business law and the May 2005 recipient of the Master Teacher Award, the highest level of recognition given to a Penn College faculty member.

Siegel began his employment with Penn College in 1998 as an assistant professor; he was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to professor this year. He received a doctorate in adult education from The Pennsylvania State University, a master of laws degree from Widener University School of Law, a law degree from Dickinson School of Law and a bachelor's degree in English from Lebanon Valley College.

During the ceremonies, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour will present an Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Award.

She will be joined by Penn College Board of Directors Chairman Robert E. Dunham as she confers bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees and certificates upon the graduates.

The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live in the Williamsport area on SusCom Cable Channel 2.