Penn College Students Pass Pesticide Application Exam

Published 12.15.2016

Landscape/Plant Production
Student News
School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies News

Sixteen Pennsylvania College of Technology students have passed the Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Certification exam administered in November by the state Department of Agriculture.

“After passing this exam, the students have set themselves apart from their competition in the workplace,” said Carl J. Bower, a horticulture instructor in the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies. “Many employers want to see that you have already completed this training and are ready for the field. These students prove that.”

The Penn College students and the categories in which they successfully tested:

Core exam and Category 6 (ornamentals and shade trees): Noah L. English, Bloomsburg; Todd A. Grace, Alburtis; Christopher J. Kent, Bloomsburg; Natasha M. Martin, Avis; Vincent M. Pellechia, Catasaqua; and Michael T. Reif, Felton.

Core exam, Category 6 and Category 7 (lawn and turf): Brandon T. Graby, Fredericksburg; Kyle E. Kern, Honey Brook; Peter R. Mitchell, Lebanon; and Matthew D. Schaeffer, Oley.

Private application (agriculture-related spraying on privately held land): Spenser D. Baron, Hollidaysburg; Logan H. Booth, New Kensington; Tiffany E. Griffie, Newville; Natasha T. Harkey, Jersey Shore; Carla A. Hine, Selinsgrove; and Kellen J. Masser, Klingertown.

Baron, English, Hine, Kent, Martin and Masser are enrolled in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis; Booth, Graby, Grace, Griffie, Kern, Mitchell, Pellechia, Reif and Schaeffer are landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis majors; and Harkey is a forest technology student.

For more about the college’s landscape/horticulture technology and forest technology majors, visit the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies or call 570-327-4516.

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