College rolls out green carpet for Spring Visit Day

Published 04.17.2021

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Presidential Student Ambassador Rudy C. Shadle, a construction management student from Mechanicsburg, stands ready to answer questions on the campus mall.Robert K. Vlacich (in khaki pants), assistant professor of automotive service, offers insights inside the Parkes Automotive Technology Center.Outside the entrance to Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, Todd M. Keeley, assistant professor of baking and pastry arts/culinary, presents a “picture” of what visitors will see inside the labs.Stopping to smell the tulips in between her busy day of welcoming guests is Presidential Student Ambassador Danielle R. Wesneski, a 2019 baking and pastry arts graduate who will earn her bachelor’s degree in applied management next month.Although students couldn’t be on hand due to attendance limitations, video interviews with radiography alumni gave voice to their campus experience.The first of this month's three Spring Visit Days was held Saturday, giving prospective students a comprehensive peek at Penn College while adhering to pandemic-imposed limitations on attendance. (The Admissions Office will host additional visitation events on Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25.) Attendees began their day with check-in and a presentation in the Klump Academic Center, followed by lab tours in selected academic areas. Optional activities added to participants' feel for the breadth of life on the vibrant and verdant campus: housing, financial aid, tutoring and other academic support, athletics, placement testing, advisement and scheduling, student organizations, disability services, veterans benefits and dining options. More information about visiting campus is available by contacting Admissions.