A warm welcome breaks the ice
Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor
Ten students and two chaperones from Northern Ireland’s North West Regional College spent the first full day of their Williamsport stay in the company of local hosts who made them feel instantly at home.
Kicking off an exchange visit that was years in the planning, Shannon M. Munro, Penn College’s vice president for workforce development, led an informal welcome in the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.
She was joined by six co-workers: Patrick Marty, chief government and international relations officer; Kyle A. Smith, senior executive director of college relations; Val A. Myers, dean of nursing and health sciences, and Sarah S. Moore, human services instructor, who provided overviews of their respective curricular areas; and Deb B. Wescott, manager of events and guest relations, and Rob Cooley, associate professor of anthropology/environmental science, who facilitated the group’s visit to the Fish Real Estate Leadership Challenge Course.
Seven human services & restorative justice students and a dental hygiene student also attended the welcome and accompanied the visitors to the Challenge Course.
The group’s visit runs through March 28 and will include immersion into the college’s hands-on instruction and enjoyment of much that the area has to offer.
A wrapup and photo gallery are available here.