Six Students From Ireland Receive Aviation Instruction

Published 06.29.2009


Jim E. Doebler, an associate professor of aviation at Penn College (left), with students from Ireland's Institute of Technology Carlow Irish visitors enjoy a summer cruisePenn College recently hosted six students and a faculty member from the Institute of Technology Carlow in Ireland. The group took a three-credit class, specifically the Lycoming Engine Service School and Disassembly/Reassembly course taught by associate professor Jim E. Doebler. The students were accompanied by Paul Gibbons, who visited in February. The group stayed in the Village at Penn College, going to class at the Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville and having some Susquehanna Valley-specific fun while here. They attended the Piper Fly-in in Lock Haven and the Crosscutters home opener, rode the Hiawatha and visited Knoebel's Grove. The International Programs Office is thrilled that a trip to their school in November and Gibbons' visit to Penn College has yielded a successful experience for a group of IT Carlow students.Photos by Shanin L. Dougherty, international programs specialist