Penn College Pride as Abundant as Sunshine for Homecoming '15
– Photos by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer; Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor;
Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue; Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer;
Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer; Tammy M. Rich, director of alumni relations;
Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations specialist; Kimberly R. Cassel, director of student activities;
and Jeremy R. Bottorf, coordinator of intramural sports and campus recreation
In the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center lobby, alumni relations director Tammy M. Rich welcomes Williamsport Area Community College alumni and their guests to the second annual WACC Reunion.
Hope Shoop, who graduated from WACC’s licensed practical nursing program in 1980, checks the pulse on SimMan with nursing student Haylea D. Estright, of Brisbin, who was one of the day’s tour guides.
Alumni and guests learn about “SimMom” during the WACC Reunion.
Licensed practical nursing graduate Cretina Boyer, ’82, chats with Tushanna M. Habalar, instructor of nursing programs.
Tim Mallory, an engineering manager for Custom Tool & Design, a plastics company in the Erie area, pinch hits in describing the workings of the college’s thermoformer. Mallory's wife, Suzanne, is a 1982 dietetic technician alumna of WACC.
Hospitality management student Christian A. Bell, of Warrington, helps to serve guests at Oktoberfest on the Thompson Professional Development Center patio. The event was catered by the Catering class.
Hospitality management student Alivia L. Bollock (left) and Sarah B. Fiedler, a culinary arts and systems student from Lock Haven, serve up beef roulade and ham-and-cheese sliders, made from scratch by School of Business & Hospitality classes.
Jaclyn C. Gregg, a culinary arts and systems student from Warriors Mark, and Ethan B. HInkel, of Muncy, culinary arts technology (partially obscured), serve fritters and potato-and-beer soup.
Culinary arts and systems student Sarah A. Brunski, of Mount Holly Springs, serves spaetzle, a traditional German noodle dish, to a WACC alumnus.
Recent graduates traveled from various corners of Pennsylvania and New Jersey to reunite on the PDC patio. From left are Ian D. Hoffman, ’13, ornamental horticulture: landscape technology emphasis; Morgan A. Olbrich, ’13, welding and fabrication engineering technology and ’12, automotive technology; Gary J. Murdock, ’14, on-site power generation and ’12, diesel technology; and Danielle N. Margroff, ’13, information technology: Web & applications development concentration.
A family affair: Hope Shoop, a 1980 practical nursing graduate, joins daughter and son-in-law Sarah and Tom McDonnell. Sarah graduated from the culinary arts technology major in 2013, and Tom graduated with a degree in automotive technology in 2009. In addition, both Sarah and Tom’s fathers graduated from Penn College (Scott Shoop received a degree in individual studies in 1996, and Tim McDonnell received a degree in occupational therapy assistant in 1995), while Hope’s father (Sarah’s grandfather), Howard Stabley, attended high school in the 1930s in what is now the Klump Academic Center.
President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes guests to Friday's fourth annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
Athletics Director Scott E. Kennell (left) congratulates new Hall of Famer Coleby V. Frye with an assist by Enrique Castillo (right), former men’s soccer head coach, who said he was proud of Frye as a player, but "more proud of the man he has become.”
Soccer standout Coleby V. Frye, ’09, welding and fabrication engineering technology, lauded his alma mater for being an outstanding venue “to find out who you are and who you want to be.” Frye, whose car racing skills and fabrication work were highlighted in a 2008 One College Avenue online feature, is a proud father of a daughter born earlier this year.
In a humorous and touching tribute to his wife and Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Lindsey (Fackler) Kornbau, Jason R. Kornbau, ’07, aviation maintenance technology, says archery was a catalyst for the leadership skills that are necessary for her demanding job as an intensive care nurse. Lindsey’s ability to parlay her athletic skills into her career was highlighted in a Spring 2014 One College Avenue feature.
Head baseball coach Christopher H. Howard introduces Devon R. Liquori, ’07, physical fitness specialist, with tales of Liquori’s work ethic, competitive spirit and hitting prowess. Liquori, who studied applied health studies through 2009, was a key component in the baseball team capturing three conference championships.
“Here at Penn College, I made lifelong friends and memories I will cherish forever,” said Bridget M. Metzger, ’10, nursing, who served as captain of the 2008 women’s soccer team.
Hannah E. Miles marks a milestone with Athletics Director Scott E. Kennell and Kimberly (Antanitis) Pauling, former head coach of women’s soccer. Miles, ’06, culinary arts technology and ’09, technology management, announced she has been accepted into U.S. Air Force officer training school and thanked Penn College for the education and leadership skills she received that enhanced her resume.
This year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees (from left): Bridget M. Metzger, Hannah E. Miles, Coleby V. Frye, Devon R. Liquori and Lindsey K. Kornbau.
New Hall of Famer Devon R. Liquori is surrounded by family who surprised him by traveling to the college from five distant locales including Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. Coach Howard (back row) joins in a celebratory group shot.
"Alumni Sweethearts" who met as members of the archery team, Jason and Lindsey Kornbau pose for photos at the conclusion of the Athletics Hall of Fame banquet.
A hug or a huddle? Former women’s soccer leaders enjoy their reunion in Le Jeune Chef. In her introductions of the new Hall of Fame inductees Bridget M. Metzger (left) and Hannah E. Miles (right), former coach Kimberly (Antanitis) Pauling thanked the women for their “leadership that helped set the stage for where Penn College Athletics are today.”
Enjoying Thursday's student preview at the carnival are (from left) Samantha R. Manley, Williamsport, advertising art; Alane Zellars-Howard, Williamsport, health information technology; Kaitlyn E. Miller, Montgomery, pre-radiography; and Kayla M. Sneath, Mill Hall, pre-occupational therapy.
Mingling with the mascot is Jordan E. Stephenson, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College.
A carnival close-up of Kayla M. Peters, a baking and pastry arts student from Pine Grove, and Shannon M. Milliken, an information assurance and cyber security major from Bellefonte.
Brothers-in-arms, ready to tackle the night's adventures
A temporary ('though no-less-eye-catching) enhancement to the Penn College skyline
Piloting those things that go "bump" in the night
What goes around comes around on Bartlebaugh Amusements' Ferris wheel.
Onlookers check out the Ring of Fire.
Try your luck, gentlemen?
Enjoying a night at the carnival are Eileen Harrington, a technology management student from Etters, and alumnus Cory M. Roth, whose three Penn College degrees include a May bachelor's in building automation technology.
Welcome to Penn College Homecoming 2015!
Impressive footwork helps Kenny Zeager (24) move the ball.
Gerry Lua (19) advances, bookended by the opposition.
John Michael Sabga (14) passes during Thursday night's soccer game against Wells College.
Enjoying some self-contained air travel
A cappella artistry fills the campus air.
A crash course in offensive driving
Smiles confirm why it's called the Fun Slide!
Community members, too, enjoy the on-campus entertainment.
The Homecoming carnival dons its evening wear for a chance of atmosphere on the Madigan Library lawn.
As the work week ends, traffic picks up outside the library.
Toronto's Eh440 bring its crowd-pleasing repertoire to the carnival midway Saturday.
Bruce A. Wehler, assistant professor of English composition, offers inspirational "My Last Words" during a Homecoming Week presentation in the ACC Auditorium.
Assistant physics professor Joseph E. LeBlanc accompanies a class to "A View Within," which opened Friday at The Gallery at Penn College in conjunction with Homecoming.
Among those sheltered from Friday's rain at the riverside Heavy Equipment Operations site are program alumnus Duane Blakeney, '64, and his grandson, Anson T. Spisak, of Corning, N.Y., dual-majoring in on-site power generation and diesel technology. Conducting the tour at left is diesel equipment technology instructor Ryan W. Peck.
The Diesel Performance Club's drag truck draws understandable attention from the ESC crowd.
Justin W. Beishline (center right), assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, leads a tour of the Schneebeli Earth Science Center labs during a reunion of diesel and heavy construction equipment technology alums.
On a beautiful fall Saturday, several alumni came out for a game of Ultimate Frisbee outside the Student & Administrative Services Center.
Tania Parra Calderon (left), a first-year nursing student from Arendtsville, joins Juliette R. (Campana) Pena, a 2013 nursing graduate, on the SASC lawn. Pena's husband, Gerardo, who earned two plastics degrees in 2011, was among the Frisbee enthusiasts who turned up for the Homecoming Weekend tradition.
Jana and Eleanor Frueh, wife and daughter of Stephen G. Frueh, a 2006 electrical technology alumnus, cheer on the Ultimate Frisbee team from the sidelines.
The QB takes the snap during the intramural flag football game that kicked off Homecoming on Wednesday.
Brilliant fall colors accent the Homecoming crowd at Sunday's women's soccer game.
Forward Carley DeVore delivers an assist to Hanna Williams, whose goal at 62:15 made the score 2-0 (on the way to a 3-1 Wildcat win over Wells College on Sunday).
Angela Maniscalco (11) gave Penn College a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute of Sunday's game after collecting a pass from Valerie Kubalak.
The young alumni team (from left) of Jonathan E. Netter, '15, building construction technology; Emmet A. Heagney, '14, automotive technology management; Anthony Ricci, '15, building automation technology; Ryan C. Rosenberger, building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration.
A team of plastic alumni fills the frame at the White Deer Golf Course. From left are 2002 graduates Kenneth L. Woodruff Jr. and James S. Hummer and, from the Class of 2015, Shawn R. Gum and Scott R. Bellum.
Aviation alumnus Walter V. Gower, assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, hits the links with daughter Elyse M., a 2011 graduate in business administration: management concentration.
A Homecoming bonfire keeps the seasonal chill at a safe and comfortable distance.