'Hot Dog' Tradition Eases Students' Postsecondary Transition

Published 08.22.2012

Student News
Faculty & Staff

Making friends at a unique campus mixerStudents (and other dogs) get acquainted with Bruiser, a light brown boxer owned by Michael S. DiPalma.Forging a bondCounselor Kathryn A. Lehman and Daisy May spark a connection.Stacy L. Englert, Le Jeune Chef/hospitality accounting assistant, facilitates some canine-kid chemistry.Pet lovers gathered late Tuesday afternoon to enjoy sun, fun and conversation at “Hot Dog, You’re Here!” Penn College faculty and staff brought along their furry friends to welcome students in the Rose Street Commons Courtyard. The third annual “Hot Dog, You’re Here” event is an ice-breaking avenue to help first-year students transition to college life. In addition to meeting new members of their campus family, students enjoyed free hot dogs and friendly games of Frisbee and whiffle ball.
Photos by Kas A. Williams, coordinator of residence life, and Michael S. DiPalma, counselor