Education

Veterans honored at Mansfield University

Mansfield University honored students, faculty and staff who are serving or have served in the U.S. military with a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 10 in North Manser Hall.Brigadier General (Retired) Jerry G. Beck Jr., who now serves as deputy adjutant generalVeterans Affairs for the ...

Penn College again awarded ‘Military Friendly’ designation

Pennsylvania College of Technology's dedication to veterans has earned the institution "Military Friendly" status for the seventh consecutive year.Victory Media, a veteran-owned business that compiles data-driven ratings to assist service members in choosing post-military education and career ...

Mansfield veterans support group awards scholarships

MANSFIELD - Eighteen Mansfield University students who are veterans were awarded scholarships at the Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 10.The scholarship funds, totaling more than $18,000, have been raised by the MU Veterans Support Group, which is comprised of faculty, staff and student ...

Two HVAC students among recipients of industry scholarships

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students were recently awarded scholarships from industry partners.Andrew T. Kappelmeier, of Landenberg, and Bryce T. Crowley, of Smethport, both enrolled in the two-year heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology major, are among the 2015 ...

Veterans’ endowed scholarship to grow from VFW post’s startup

A $2,000 donation from a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is providing the seed money for a scholarship fund that will eventually assist Pennsylvania College of Technology's veteran students and their children.The contribution from LeRoy O. Buck VFW Post 7863 - facilitated by Michael D. ...

Two HVAC students among recipients of industry scholarships

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students were recently awarded scholarships from industry partners.Andrew T. Kappelmeier, of Landenberg, and Bryce T. Crowley, of Smethport, both enrolled in the two-year heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology major, are among the 2015 ...

Plastics students benefit from industry conference experience

Nine Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics students recently enhanced their education at the Society of Plastics Engineers 31st annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh.The students, all seeking a bachelor's degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology, attended several ...

I want to be a star

Katie Cassidy isn't necessarily eyeing a career in the performing arts - either in front of or behind the camera.But the Williamsport Area High School junior felt the Cross Campus Dramatic Workshop, which brought students from different school districts to Montoursville one recent Saturday ...

Federal Reserve Bank president holds briefing at Penn College

The new president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia traveled with his team to Pennsylvania College of Technology for a special-invitation Community Development Briefing on Oct. 14.Patrick T. Harker has held the position since July 2015 and is touring the ...

A student’s story

Often times in life, we take things for granted. We forget that people didn't always have smart phones or email or even electricity. We forget that people used to have to write letters in order to communicate over a distance, not just simply type it on a keyboard and hit the send button. We ...

In the schools

Lock Haven to hold Veterans Day ceremonyLOCK HAVEN - The Clinton County Veterans Affairs Office and Lock Haven University are collaborating to honor area veterans this Veterans' Day. The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center on the campus of Lock ...

Williamsport to hold annual holiday essay contest

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is once again conducting its annual holiday essay contest for Williamsport students in grades one through six.Students will respond to the following prompt in 200 words or less: "If you could wish for just one thing this holiday ...

Award banquet set to honor the memory of Dr. P.D. Mitchell Sr.

The Campbell Street Family, Youth and Community Association (CSFYCA) Inc., board of directors will host the P. D. Mitchell Awards Banquet on Nov. 21 at the Holiday Inn, 100 Pine St. A reception and social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and a dinner buffet will begin at 6 p.m.The banquet will ...

Jackson’s ‘Tinker Town’ receives $2,500 Crayola grant

Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) selected Jackson Primary School as a recipient of a $2,500 Champion Creatively Alive Children grant to expand and enhance its Tinker Town program that began last year.The school also received $1,000 in Crayola ...

Area Students of the Month announced

KeenDonavan Keen, son of Gina and Stephen Keen, has been selected by the South Williamsport Area High School faculty as the October Senior of the Month.He is involved in Future Business Leaders of America (treasurer 10-12), soccer, Key Club (president 11-12), Teen Contact, elementary tutoring, ...

Lock Haven dean documents the life of Mira Lloyd Dock

Mira Lloyd Dock was the first woman in the world to sit on a public forest commission, in this case the Pennsylvania State Forest Commission from 1901-1913. She also was the first woman to hold a Pennsylvania state government office, either elected or appointed.Dock was from Harrisburg, a ...

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International welcomes new members

The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently met at the Towanda Country Club and expanded its membership with the initiation of six new members. The initiates included Trina Beers and Colleen Kinney, both teachers in the Canton School District; Nicole Schrader and ...

Mansfield University Municipal Police Academy graduates 32nd class

MANSFIELD - Graduation ceremonies for the 32nd Mansfield University Municipal Police Academy were held on Oct. 9. The Act 120 Academy Training Program is a required 754-hour course to obtain certification to be a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.The following cadets ...

Number of ‘Tech Scholars’ grows at Penn College

With support from the National Science Foundation, the number of Tech Scholars at Pennsylvania College of Technology continues to grow.Eight new students in STEM majors have been awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of four years.Those students join four returning ...

Penn College faculty member honors students’ resolve

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students are each receiving $250 from the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators.While attending PADE's annual conference recently, Calvetta A. Walker, assistant professor of reading, was one of four educators randomly selected to receive a ...