From its infancy near the start of the 20th century to today's national prominence in applied technology education, the college has grown as a reflection of employer needs and student opportunity. As the institution has judiciously expanded to provide sufficient instructional space and support services for those choosing careers from an exhaustive portfolio of possibilities, the changes have been so gradual that it isn't always easy to grasp. Sometimes, you simply have to consider the big picture! The aerial photos at left, detailing the ever-changing landscape of Penn College and its forerunners, are from "Were You There: Evolution of a College Campus
" – the photo exhibit and companion book that kicked off the Countdown to the Centennial.