Education

5 steps to a smooth start of school

In the blink of an eye, all of that planning and organizing you did to make your summer run smoothly is in the rearview mirror, and it’s already time to focus on yet another busy seasonal and schedule change. The waning weeks of summer require some thinking ahead to make the shift back to ...

Is there such a thing as a stress-free school lunch? Here’s how to pack one

With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. But it doesn’t need to be. I’m a registered dietitian and a clinical instructor, and I have a few easy suggestions. The ...

‘Makerspace’ formally dedicated at Penn College

Designed by students and funded by a forward-thinking group of individual and industry benefactors, a space designed to inspire interdisciplinary innovation and collaboration opened its doors at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Dedication ceremonies were held Aug. 14 for The Dr. Welch ...

Penn College’s 32nd Golf Classic boosts scholarship assistance

Penn College Foundation’s 32nd Annual Golf Classic was the most successful in its history, topping $100,000 in scholarship support, and was headlined by golf entertainer Dan Boever. Proceeds benefit the Penn College Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship. Boever’s talents are crowd-pleasing, ...

Lackwanna College signs articulation agreement with Lycoming College

SCRANTON — Lackwanna College has signed an articulation agreement with Lycoming College to allow Lackawanna students to easily transfer to Lycoming College. Students who graduate from Lackawanna College with associate degrees in business administration, criminal justice, human services ...

Automotive student awarded ‘Garage Gurus’ scholarship

Joseph R. Waldemeyer of Manasquan, New Jersey, recently received a $2,500 tuition scholarship awarded by Federal-Mogul Motorparts through its Garage Gurus technical education network. The Pennsylvania College of Technology student is enrolled in the college’s four-year automotive technology ...

Culinary Arts faculty presents session for Consumer Science Group

A member of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s hospitality faculty recently presented a session at the Pennsylvania Association of Family & Consumer Sciences annual conference in Scranton. Chef Paul Mach, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, offered two ...

‘Working Class’ documentary series earns third Telly Award

“Working Class: Game On! Why Math Matters,” by Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public Media, recently earned a 2018 Bronze Telly Award. Selected from over 12,000 national and international entries, the Telly Awards represents work from some of the most respected advertising ...

Penn College students serve health care needs at LLWS

Forty-three students in Penn College of Technology’s physician assistant and emergency medical services/parademic programs are on hand to help serve the health care needs of spectators and players at the Little League Baseball World Series. “We are proud to have our physician assistant ...

New policy limits use of homemade foods in schools

While new policies being implemented across the country in the past few years still allows students to bring a small baggie of homemade cookies or a homemade muffin to eat with their own lunch, students aren’t allowed to bring in large numbers of homemade treats to share with their classes. ...

Peter C. Fackler selected as Mansfield University’s interim president

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected Peter C. Fackler as interim president at Mansfield University. Fackler recently completed a nearly nine-month term as interim president at Clarion University. “Mr. Fackler provided outstanding leadership ...

Leader of tomorrow

Nominated to attend the Ambassador Leadership Summit, Elliott McKelvey, eighth grader at St. John Neumann Regional Academy (SJNRA), had the opportunity to go to Harvard Law School for their Summit from June 26 to July 2, he said. Students from around the world, like “Mexico, South Africa, ...

Restoration students leave mark on automotive history

Faculty and students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automotive restoration major are traveling with one of America’s most historically significant vehicles on a “dream come true” journey to the Super Bowl of car shows: the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in ...

In the schools

Fall course for those seeking employment as phlebotomist A Clinical Phlebotomy course will be offered this fall in the Klump Academic Center on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s man campus. The program is 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 and provides ...

LHU nursing program granted continuing accreditation status

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University RN to BSN online nursing program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners. “Lock Haven University BSN program is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of ...

Compass Group North America establish scholarship at Penn College

A leading food service and support services company created an endowed scholarship for students in the School of Business and Hospitality at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Compass Group North America, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, established the scholarship fund, which $5,000 ...

Mansfield University offers new degree programs

MANSFIELD — The Chancellor’s Office of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved several new degree programs to be offered by Mansfield University. The new programs include an associates of science in business administration, associate of science in chemical technology, ...

Member of Penn College’s construction faculty attends D.C. symposium

An instructor of building construction technology was among the participants at a recent Residential Construction Professors Symposium in the nation’s capital, gaining perspective on relevant industry topics and exemplifying the practicality of a Pennsylvania College of Technology ...

Mansfield University and Mansfield Foundation reach agreement

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University and the Mansfield Foundation have reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will renew the relationship between the two parties. Although the Foundation suspended active fundraising until the new MOU was in place, the Foundation continued ...

58 Penn College student-athletes honored

It recently was announced that Pennsylvania College of Technology had 58 student-athletes selected as NEAC Scholar-Athletes. The Wildcats finished seventh among the conference’s 14 teams. For the fourth straight year, the conference set a record with 899 student-athletes receiving a ...