Penn College Dons Fall Finery for Impressive Open House
– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor;
Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer; Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday;
and Elizabeth G. Verbos, coordinator of admissions and enrollment event services
Justin W. Beishline, diesel equipment technology instructor, demonstrates an interactive tool for teaching brake systems.
Award-winning instructor David C. Johnson leads a tour group through the diesel equipment technology labs.
2011 forest technology alumna Laurie A. Nau and forestry professor Dennis F. Ringling (the college's 2010 Master Teacher) provide a sunny Sunday treat: a walk along one of the Schneebeli Earth Science Center's woodland nature trails.
As students log some instructional time in the working sawmill, Erich R. Doebler, lab assistant for forest technology, talks with an Open House visitor.
Assistant professor Michael A. Dincher (background) and instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. provide families with individualized insight into horticulture opportunities.
Standing amid rows of poinsettias in an ESC greenhouse, Dennis P. Skinner, an assistant professor of horticulture, talks about students' hands-on "ownership" of each season's crop.
With the Admissions Office waiving the $50 application fee Sunday, many families applied online in the Academic Services and First Year Programs lab.
Presidential Student Ambassador John D. Wuest, on tour duty in the Bush Campus Center lobby.
Faculty and administration await visitors to the Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville.
Carolyn Hafner and her daughter, Hayley, tour the Aviation Center with associate professor William F. Stepp III.
The Campus Center is a point of convergence for shoppers, diners and those en route to elsewhere.
Coaches again set up shop in the CC, engaging high school athletes who may wish to continue intercollegiately.
The College Store holds Sunday hours especially for Open House patrons.
David R. Cotner, dean, discusses majors in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies – including one of the newest: mechatronics engineering technology.
Valuable information on the college's disability services is shared by coordinator Kay E. Dunkleberger.
Electronics majors draw a crowd to the Center for Business & Workforce Development ...
Elliott Strickland Jr., chief student affairs officer, provides an overview of campus life during an ACC presentation.
Wrestling coach Schuyler A. Frey greets a Wildcat prospect in the CC TV Lounge.
Zachary G. Bird, a graphic design student from South Williamsport (center background) talks with interested guests on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.
... at which potential students and their families could comparison-shop among local landlords.
A crowd of pedestrians moves crisply down the campus mall.
Nursing students and faculty greet visitors to the relocated labs in the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center.
Madigan Library hosts an Off-Campus Housing Expo ...
Emergency medical services majors Samuel D. Piatt, of Bedford, and Coral R. Bloom, of Montoursville, put their friendliest faces forward in the ACC basement.
Student organizations, such as PC Alliance, spotlight the varied avenues for campus involvement.
A family discusses placement-test procedure with Curt E. Vander Vere, assistant professor of mathematics.
President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes Open House visitors to a general information session in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
Residence Life staff – Timothy J. Mallery, assistant director and coordinator of housing operations, and Melanie A. Scaife, secretary at Rose Street Commons, field visitors' inquiries.
Residence Hall Association members stand by to answer questions about campus housing and student life.
... where students' "hands-on" robotics projects spark considerable curiosity.
The college's noncredit training for the natural gas industry is represented by a ShaleNET display in the BWD.
Tim E. Weston, associate professor of plastics technology, with students staffing the Society of Plastics Engineers table in the ATHS
The library skylight spills a welcome dose of fall sunshine onto the first floor below.
Presidential Student Ambassador Eric J. Palanko walks a family into the Madigan Library.
Brad C. Rusciolelli (left), a senior from Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, visits campus with members of his family. Rusciolelli has been accepted into the landscape/horticulture technology major for Fall 2014.
Beautiful autumn weather and gorgeous campus grounds blend to create a pleasant day.
Anthony O. Guillante, of Mount Union, tours campus with a friend. He plans to pursue welding technology in Fall 2014.
John J. Macko, assistant professor of automotive, assists a family in the Parkes Automotive Technology Center.
Student Ambassador Katelyn A. Wertz guides a family at the ATHS information tent.
A Wildcat-blue fountain, a remnant of the spirited midmonth Homecoming Weekend, is the centerpiece of a busy campus crossroads.
The ATHS atrium is a hub of busyness.
Gerri F. Luke, professor of business administration/management and marketing – and the most recent recipient of the college's Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award – assists guests on the second floor of the ATHS.
Robert M. "Spyke" Krepshaw (center in blue shirt and tie) computer information technology instructor, answers questions.
It's a full house in the School of Health Sciences' academic-overview sessions, led by Dean Edward A. Henninger and Associate Dean Sharon K. Waters.
Linda M. Barnes, associate professor of occupational therapy assistant, sits at the head of a table in the lab, offering guidance to guests.
Among alumni returning to campus to offer Open House assistance is Jaime L. Binkley, '12, surgical technology, who discusses curriculum and career with visitors.
By bus and by foot, visitors trek around campus.
While escorting one family into College Avenue Labs, Brett A. Reasner, assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, stops to greet another leaving the building.
Brisk traffic moves through the CAL manufacturing lab.
Posing with their skeleton ice sculpture are Ching Chan, of Milton (left), and Hanna A. Thompson-Hill, Millheim, both baking and pastry arts students.
Back-of-the-house: sugar art on display in the baking and pastry lab ...
... and front of the house: Jack 'o lanterns line the window sill in Le Jeune Chef.
Chef Mike Ditchfield, instructor of hospitality management/culinary arts, shares a laugh with returning alumnae Elizabeth McLenigan (center) and Allison K. Myers, both 2010 graduates in baking and pastry arts ...
... while more laughs are enjoyed between Dale J. Kissinger Jr., assistant professor of plumbing and heating technology, and Adam J. Yoder (right), a 2008 graduate in electrical technology and electromechanical maintenance technology and a 2011 building automation technology alumnus.
Classic cars are part of an SME display.
Amanda A. Golder, a first-year automated manufacturing technology student, volunteers at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ mini Baja booth with helpful son Jaydon ...
... and joins chapter President Scott Miller, a senior in automotive technology management, and Lynn L. Turney, instructor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing.
Kendra N. Dutrow, a 2013 graduate in computer aided drafting technology and computer aided product design, chats with current students Daniel J. Webb (left) of Red Lion, and Sean R. Tredinnick, from Paoli, both freshmen in engineering design technology.
Alfred M. Thomas II gets a workday smooch from his service dog, Jesse, while the associate professor of collision repair enlightens visitors.
There's no shortage of cool things to photograph in Penn College labs.
Harry A. Lehman IV, a 2009 welding technology graduate, talks with a potential student and her mother in the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center.
A pleasant and united front in the Campus Center: Admissions representative Mark R. Capellazzi (left), a 2009 culinary arts and systems alum, with Ambassadors Ashley G. Maietta and Trevor I. Brandt.