Daughters, Sons 'Dig In' During Daylong Career Exploration

Published 04.25.2014

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President Gilmour welcomes the day's guests.Justin Shelinski (in sunglasses at center), a laboratory assistant at the college's Schneebeli Earth Science Center, mentors arborists-in-training outside the Field House.Participants in the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day surround the weeping Norwegian spruce tree they helped to plant, expected to remain a part of the campus for years to come.Youngsters learn the art and science of salad preparation from Cody M. Yonkin, a culinary arts technology major from South Williamsport ... ... before applying their newly gained knowledge to a homemade vinaigrette. At background is Presidential Ambassador Timothy R. Zeigler, of Port Royal, a civil engineering technology student.On a campus widely known for hands-on instruction, it's not surprising that Thursday's 21st annual “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day” would provide opportunities for young visitors to roll up their sleeves for the tasks at hand. Honoring the theme of "Plant a Seed, Grow a Future," Penn College employees' children learned about trees and related careers, and explored another kind of "green" through preparing personalized tossed salads with their own signature dressing. The day also included a get-acquainted session in the Field House, a welcome from President Davie Jane Gilmour, a campus tour, lunch in Dauphin Hall and job-shadowing.
Photos by Craig R. Urey, student photographer