It's a college premiere ... at a premier college!
The campus community will get an advance look at the Penn College episode of "The College Tour" – a half-hour installment of the series' fifth season, debuting soon on Amazon Prime – when it premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
Can't attend in person? Catch the livestream from the ACC on YouTube.
Students will have the chance to win some great prizes that evening, including a $200 Amazon gift card, and that's just the capper to a fun-filled day of Launch Party activities! Join Public Relations & Marketing from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on the mall for goats; games; free snow cones, popcorn and Penn State Creamery ice cream; and a dunk tank (with a small fee) to benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship.
Each episode of "The College Tour" tells the story of a single college through the lens of its students, so, until Thursday rolls around, visit this gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and meet the cast (some of whom have since graduated) who so capably guide viewers on the Wildcat edition of "The College Tour": Dhruv Singh, Ashlee Felix, Dacia J. James, Alejandro F. Huaman, Danielle E. Malesky, Jesse D. Laird V, Maggie J. Mangene, Caila N. Flanagan, Wesley S. McCray and Kathryn A. Plankenhorn.
Before his May graduation with a bachelor's in building science & sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, Alejandro F. Huaman shows off some of his studio work for "The College Tour" camera.
Host Alex Boylan films introductions and interstitials outside The Madigan Library.
Human services & restorative justice student Ashlee Felix, who discovered Penn College while touring campus with her boyfriend, preps for her stand-up near the library's main circulation desk.
Crew members join a group around the Bush Campus Center fire pit, including Caila N. Flanagan, an involved campus leader who transitioned to Residence Life employee after graduating in May with two business degrees. Seated from left are Wildcats Sophia G. Wiest, Lauryn A. Stauffer, Flanagan and Serena V. Bergeron.
An enthusiastic Dacia J. James spotlights the college's dental hygiene lab, where experience with the public prepared her for a postgraduate health sciences career.
Education doesn't get much more hands-on than at the job site. And construction management student Danielle E. Malesky, filmed while visiting the four-story Muncy Bank & Trust building underway in South Williamsport, knows the return on investment that such experiences provide.
Automotive technology management alumnus Dhruv Singh, interviewed in the Parkes Automotive Technology Center while he was a senior, shares his success as a tutor and as treasurer of the award-winning Baja SAE club.
Clearly driven is Jesse D. Laird V (left), whose commitment to his nursing education and to the Army ROTC program intersect at Penn College.
Kathryn A. "Katie" Plankenhorn, a physician assistant studies student, relaxes along the West Branch at Susquehanna State Park, where she extols the beckoning world beyond "lessons and labs."
From her first "Howdy," Maggie Mangene is energy incarnate. Doing her segment on the bleachers at UPMC Field, the softball third-baseman and heating, ventilation & air conditioning design technology student urges her collegiate audience to "Stay wild!"
The college’s Public Relations & Marketing production staff gathers with Laird and “The College Tour” crew on the Bush Campus Center’s east lawn: Sumer A. Beatty (left background), marketing communications manager; Carlos Ramos (center background), director of strategic marketing; Megan L. Ripka (right background), assistant director of marketing for academic programs and special projects; and Christopher J. Leigh (right foreground), video producer. Not pictured, but contributing to the project, are Kimberlee R. Rusczyk, manager of socal media and online marketing; Braxton A. Shope, video production assistant; and Thomas F. Speicher, writer/video producer.
Demonstrative of the college's "Future Made by Hand" mantra, and with the makerspace cred to prove it, Wesley S. McCray graduated in May with a bachelor's in engineering design technology.