What a wonderful Wildcat world!

Published 04.21.2024

Photos by Rob Hinkal, social media specialist

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As far as the eye can see – a sea of future Wildcats and their supporters on Accepted Student Day.

Over 1,300 visitors strolled around Pennsylvania College of Technology's campus on Sunday, taking in the sights and celebrations of Accepted Student Day. Rolling out a figurative “Wildcat blue carpet welcome,” faculty and staff greeted and guided 477 accepted students and their eager supporters.

With numerous opportunities to make new connections, escape comfort zones and learn about the home of hands-on learning, the action-packed day unveiled a robust glimpse into the wonderful Wildcat world that awaits them. 

"It was a remarkable day, and it was amazing to see so many future Wildcats on this campus," said Bryce W. Winder, coordinator of admissions events and communications. "Can't wait to make this an annual tradition for many years to come!" 

Among the festivity's activities was a “Find Your Match” challenge, encouraging incoming students to locate their assigned number (advertised by a sticker) on a fellow attendee, then visit the Office of Student Engagement together to enter a prize drawing. Another prize station was a hot ticket on the first floor of the Davie Jane Gilmour Center.

Various mixers, games, information panels, resources and refreshments were offered, and some explorers hopped a trolley bus to experience Williamsport and its history.

Next up: incoming Wildcats can enroll for one of eight New Student Orientation sessions offered in June and July. 

Wade M. Elvey, a pre-nursing student from Three Springs, shops for Penn College swag with his mother, Amy.
Connections made!
Brisk business in The Madigan Library ...
... where helpful information is shared by college employees like Jen M. Cullin-Hetrick, associate director of enrollment.
It's a match! First and fast friends are made, thanks to the "Find Your Match" activity: Michael Smith (left), of Carmel, N.Y., enrolled in heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis, and Andrew A. Muenzel Jr., of Albrightsville, enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture major.
Presidential Student Ambassadors on duty! Iyanna M. Porter, of York, and Sarah E. Allen, of Northville, Mich., are both enrolled in pre-physician assistant studies.
And the president himself! Michael J. Reed makes his rounds, conversing with guests.
A chilly spring day sets the stage for a refreshing walk on campus ...
... where Frankie M. Gagliardi II offers encouragement. From Pottstown, he is enrolled in network administration & engineering technology.
Celebrity photo op! The Wildcat always obliges.
A posse of cheerful faces
"Speed Friending" and a variety of mixers are among the activities enjoyed by Dianny Estevez, a pre-dental hygiene student from Lebanon, Pa. ...
... and Elvey in Penn's Inn, always a happenin' event venue on campus.
Four Williamsport residents oblige a photographer's request for a photo (from left): Logan M. Bastian, civil engineering technology; Josh Bomboy and Dante F. Cruz, both in construction management; and Preston G. Sortman, heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology.
Considering clothing options in The College Store is Alyssa G. King, a pre-dental hygiene student from Bellefonte, and one of her supporters.
Fab four friendly folks (from left): Audriana L. Empet, director of admissions; Melissa A. Webb, technology and information literacy instructor/course coordinator; Bryce W. Winder, coordinator of admissions events and communications; and Sumer A. Beatty, associate director of marketing communications.
Fun props for photo ops!
Considering their Wildcat futures are (from left): Caleb I. Ritchwood, business administration, South Orange, N.J.; Julien V. Leveille, accounting, Maplewood, N.J.; friend Donnie Bass; and Josh A. Patterson, undecided, Philadelphia.
Might be a winner at the Student and Parent/Supporter Prize Station!
Lining up for sustenance in the atrium of the Thompson Professional Development Center ...
... and for sweet treats at a table in the Davie Jane Gilmour Center lobby.
Mother-daughter volunteers for the day! Porter receives an assist from her mother, Cindy.
The College Store is a popular venue! Kevin J. Wisniewski, a plumbing student from Lansdale, searches for a shirt.
Eyeing a Wildcat future