Fruitful day adds 'satisfied' to accepted students' status
– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor
A spirited welcome to the day – courtesy of the Penn College Pep Band.
“I want to become a Penn College Wildcat because ...”
Student Ambassador Danielle E. Malesky discusses her construction management major with Aaron A. Almony and his parents, who traveled from Bel Air, Md.
Prior to the guests’ lunch, President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes the crowd to campus as Robert A. Luna, Student Government Association president, and Strickland (at left) wait their turns to share enthusiasm and insights.
Penn College Bound! Celian E. Medina and his father make a memory. Medina, from Hackettstown, N.J., is interested in construction management. The family was one of a dozen to attend from out of state.
Strickland lends a helping hand to capture the moment for Mateo Pretto and his father, who made the trip from Rocky Hill, N.J. Pretto is eying automotive technology.
Receiving an assist from her little sis is Trinity R. Vanlue, of Altoona, who is exploring pre-dental hygiene enrollment.
Admissions counselor Andrea R. Schredl helps Shy I. Ehrgood and her mother. Ehrgood, from Reading, is considering a pre-nursing path.
Joining in the fun with Strickland are Student Ambassadors Eryn L. Nichols (left) and Lauryn A. Stauffer, all of whom provided welcoming smiles and guidance throughout the afternoon.
Student Ambassador Sophia B. Wiest leads a “Traditions Tour” along the campus mall. This stop features the Veterans Fountain, dyed blue every Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend to show the campus's Wildcat pride.
Zackary L. Sheaffer (right) ponders his answer to a question on the ball he just caught, as he and his younger brother (center) good-naturedly participate in activities facilitated by the Human Services & Restorative Justice Club outside the Bush Campus Center. At left, Alex J. Esposito looks on. Sheaffer, of Oxford, N.J., is interested in robotics & automation; Esposito, from Orbisonia, is considering welding.
The campus rolled out the spring-blooming carpet for the occasion – with a side dish of ice cream.
Families catch some shade and laughter while enjoying their sweet treats at the front of the CC.
Sarah L. Pennay and her mother consider Wildcat merchandise available in The College Store. Pennay, of Liverpool, is pondering the nursing major.
With five individual tables and staff members ready to help, Financial Aid was on hand in CC Commons. Here, Jessica S. Hunter (center), director of financial aid, offers her expertise.
“Wildcat!” this youngster yelled, as she spotted the college mascot in the CC lobby and – after handing off her ice cream cone – ran for hugs and high-fives.
With feline forwardness, the campus cat cuts in line at the cupcake counter ...
... then engages in a photo op with Brandon R. Lewis and his mother, while Erica Reichenbach, owner/baker with The Miss Cupcake, joins in from her window. Lewis, of Dunmore, is looking into diesel technology.
Throop resident Devon P. Budzinski, interested in heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis and playing on the Penn College baseball team, was excited to "hang loose" with the Wildcat.