Governor Unveils 'Energy = Jobs' Guidebook During Campus Visit
– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday
Tracy L. Brundage, assistant vice president for workforce and economic development, leads an ETEC tour in the finger-numbing chill.
A frequent visitor to the ETEC site as chair of the state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Sen. Gene Yaw notes some of its features.
In stark contrast to the bitter weather, Secretary Hearthway warmly greets a local news reporter.
The governor outlines his four-pronged energy strategy: development of domestic resources, embrace of free markets, environmental responsibility and national security.
Sen. Yaw, who chairs the college's board of directors, discusses his longtime institutional connection.
The college president introduces the day's guest of honor ...
Assembling for the "official" photo op are, from left, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour; Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett; state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, who chairs the college's board of directors; state Labor and Industry Secretary Julia K. Hearthway; and state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, who also serves on the college board.
Drew A. Kyler, an on-site power generation major from Mercersburg, snags a gubernatorial handshake for a souvenir photo ...
Collecting essential feedback from students
... snapped by an obliging President Gilmour.
Gov. Corbett and President Gilmour explore another student's background and aspirations.
The governor works the room, taking time to meet students and faculty alike.
Taking follow-up questions from the press
The college president, through the lens of a video camera
The governor poses for a photo with Mary A. Sullivan, executive director of the Earth Science Center and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies.
... standing amid a gathering of Penn College students.
The governor meets Lenore G. Penfield, director of facilities utilization and college events, who coordinated his visit.
John D. Yingling, Lycoming County's director of public safety, points out a simulated fire at the training site.
The tour group is treated to a demonstration of a training rig − one of only three in the United States.
Gov. Corbett discusses Pennsylvania's goal of energy independence.
Rep. Everett offers remarks from "the energy capital of Pennsylvania."
Joseph C. Straw, associate professor of diesel equipment technology, talks with Gov. Corbett.