Fall Open House: Something Special in the Air
– Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian and Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographers;
Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor; Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations specialist;
and Cletus G. Waldman Jr., interim director of radiography
Alicia A. Maines, a May graduate in dental hygiene, was among the Penn College alumni returning for the day.
Nursing/practical nursing alumna Barbara Reynolds – who joined husband Joseph H. as this year's Humanitarian/Citizenship Award recipients – was a first-time volunteer, reuniting with Dottie M. Mathers, an associate professor of medical-surgical nursing.
Linda M. Barnes (center), an associate professor of occupational therapy assistant, is joined by alumni volunteers Hannah Marie Scheibeler (left) and Stephanie Michelle Feldser, both of whom graduated this year.
Timothy E. Weston, associate professor of plastics & polymer technology and department head, greets an interested crowd in the atrium of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.
The colors of autumn and the comfort of coffee add to the pleasures of the day.
Gentlemen-in-waiting: Resident Assistants George W. Settle III (left) and Tyler D. Hodge stand ready to host their next housing tours.
Ghoulish goodies await guests in the Capitol Eatery.
Visitors are impressed by the spaciousness of Dauphin Hall facilities.
John R. Smigley and his mother, April Ace, enjoy the warm hospitality of RAs Chesnya I. Cherulus (left) and Kacie L. Weaver. Smigley traveled from East Stroudsburg to check out electrical technology.
A father and son - both interested in their educational options - learn about additive manufacturing from Dave A. Probst (left), assistant professor of engineering design technology.
A seasonal - and technical - treat in the CAD labs: the in-progress plans by one class to create a “punkin' chunkin'” device.
Nathan Michaels, a bus driver with River Valley Transit, signals his approval as the day “rolls” on. Visitors availed themselves of free rides on shuttles around main campus and to the Lumley Aviation Center and Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
On a campus shuttle, families from Washington, D.C., and Lansdale enjoy sharing the highlights of their Penn College explorations.
Josiah D. Stoltzfus, a Presidential Student Ambassador and a Community Assistant, leads a pack of eager visitors on a walking tour (as a shuttle bus departs from the Bush Campus Center).
On a blustery autumn day, that star-spangled banner yet waves.
Fall Open House, held amid evocative campus banners, offers an opportunity to “create” one’s own future.
A campus mall sidewalk teems with visitors as far as the eye can see (or feet can walk).
Presidential Student Ambassadors Morgan N. Keyser (foreground) and Victoria L. Kostecki were among the check-in volunteers walking campus guests through the day ahead.
The Field House bustles during families' arrival.
A family readily gets answers from Ambassador Anthony D. Gobbi.
Attendance spilled upward to the balcony for several of the morning's general information sessions, led by Lynn Y. Frey, assistant director of admissions ...
Displaying a brag-worthy brand
An attentive crowd lends its collective ear.
President Davie Jane Gilmour greets a Klump Academic Center audience, setting the tone for their day of exploration.
... and admissions representative Sean M. Stout.
Chef Frank M. Suchwala, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, joins School of Hospitality students for a literal "Taste of Technology."
Culinary arts and systems student Christopher S. Kasler, of Kendall Park, N.J., creates a flaming coffee drink in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
The School of Construction & Design Technologies' architectural technology wing offers a display of student projects ...
... as well as sustainability advocates from the U.S. Green Building Council student organization.
Ambassador Tyler R. Filipowski answers questions from a tour group.
David M. Zlotnicki, an electronics and computer engineering technology major from Oil City, shows off his work with the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.
An early childhood education classroom provides a comfortable setting for a sit-down with Thomas C. Heffner, assistant dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications: programs.
The accessibility of college administrators is evident in a prospect's interaction with Michael J. Reed, interim dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications.
As visitors grab coffee at a hospitality stop, Ambassador Alexandra M. Lehman makes Open House attendees feel at home.
Denise S. Leete, associate professor of web and interactive media, is joined by Zane R. Sensenig (left) and John D. Pater, 2014 graduates in that major.
The gamlng and simulation major is represented by Spyke M. Krepshaw (left), instructor of computer information technology.
David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies, delivers one of the six academic-school overviews taking place across campus.
The college's proven Military Friendly track record is exemplified by Chester M. Beaver, a full-time veterans affairs coordinator in the Financial Aid Office.
Aspects of the new physical therapy assistant major are explained by director Nancy E. Wood.
In just one of the college's exemplary hands-on labs, Karen L. Plankenhorn, interim clinical director for radiography, provides personal attention to Open House guests.
One of the country's fastest-growing occupations is detailed by Daniel K. Christopher, assistant professor of health information technology.
Terri A. Stone (left), assistant professor, shares insight into the interactive learning environment afforded the college's nursing majors.
Associate Dean Sharon K. Waters helps visitors understand the rewards and expectations of majors in the School of Health Sciences.
Instructor William F. Stepp IV takes a tour group through the hangar at the Lumley Aviation Center.
Bearing check-in backpacks full of tools for their journey, prospective students traverse campus.
Carl J. Bower Jr., a member of the horticulture faculty, meets with a family.
Diesel equipment technology instructor Claude T. Witts enlightens a labful at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Visitors to the Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville got a close-up view of the cockpit of a Falcon 20 passenger jet, among the varied instructional aircraft on-site.
In colors coordinated with nature, a family tours campus with Ambassador Bryan M. Behm.
Assessing the fleet in the hangar, where dreams take wing
Forest technology alumna Laurie A. Nau, a frequent ESC volunteer, helps promote her favorite major.
Open House visitors from Berks County flash friendly smiles for a photographer alongside the Bush Campus Center.
Aviation’s Tylor J. Burkett, one of the day’s ever-helpful Student Ambassadors.