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Education

CMHS senior competes in NASA competition

LOCK HAVEN — When a summer engineering program fell through due to COVID-19, Central Mountain High School senior Gianna Renzo and fellow participants decided to put their skills into another project. “Our team got to know each other online while we were applying to an engineering summer ...

While convoluted, ‘Tenet’ is ‘thoroughly enthralling’

(AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher’s aide and tech support person. The ...

Sisters share journey to radiography degrees

Sisters Kierstin N. Bathurst, of Jersey Shore, and Marissa L. Bathurst, of Linden, shared yet another experience when they marched across the stage at a Pennsylvania College of Technology commencement ceremony on Aug. 7. The Bathursts, both petitioning to receive associate degrees in ...

Penn College adds master’s degree in nursing education

Pennsylvania College of Technology is set to begin accepting students into its newest master’s degree offering — a master of science in nursing for nursing education. The application for admission will open in January, with classes set to begin in Fall 2021. Created for the working nurse, ...

Motor glider sport aircraft donated to Penn College

A high-performance motor glider aircraft manufactured by Phoenix Air has been donated to Pennsylvania College of Technology for instructional purposes. Donors Farhad and Debi Saba gifted the Phoenix Air U-15, a single-engine, piston-powered aircraft to be used by faculty and students in the ...

Few Black teachers in county, but they make a difference

WASHINGTON, PA (AP) — “I always enjoyed school, and I enjoyed learning. I knew early on that academics was more of my route, and I was fortunate to have a family that encouraged me,” said Treg Campbell, an English teacher at Washington High School. Campbell’s passion for learning was ...

As more colleges stay online, students demand tuition cuts

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer As more universities abandon plans to reopen and decide instead to keep classes online this fall, it's leading to conflict between students who say they deserve tuition discounts and college leaders who insist remote learning is worth the full ...

Pennsylvania College of Technology grad helps ‘power’ New Jersey

The parental warning is etched in Lester Wrobel’s memory. In the midst of dropping him off at Pennsylvania College of Technology, his parents delivered a stark message before returning to their New Jersey home: “If you fail, head west, because we won’t be opening the door for ...

Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning ‘pods’

On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children’s school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in ...

Penn College to open on August 17

WILLIAMSPORT — With a focused eye toward honoring its reputation for hands-on instruction, all the while abiding by up-to-the-minute advice from government and health experts, Pennsylvania College of Technology will fully reopen for the fall semester on Aug. 17 with in-person ...

Executive trio donates corporate aircraft to Penn College

Three partners in a corporate aircraft have donated a corporate jet to Pennsylvania College of Technology for instructional use in the college’s aviation maintenance program. The Bombardier (formerly Canadair) CL-600 Challenger jet, valued at nearly $825,000, is being donated by Ira M. ...

‘Tree Campus USA:’ Penn College earns status for fifth year

For the fifth consecutive year, Pennsylvania College of Technology has attained Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forestry. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging ...

LHU professor has article published on gender equity

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Jennifer Deitloff, associate professor of biology at Lock Haven University, was a member of a working group of academic women who, with lead writer, Jessica Malisch, of St. Mary’s College, created a list of solutions for ensuring gender equity in the wake of COVID-19. ...

Penn College professor academic achievements

Shawn Kiser, dental hygiene program director at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was appointed to the position of commission site visitor for 2020-21 by the Commission on Dental Accreditation Site visitors assist the commission in a number of ways, including developing accreditation ...

Community Arts Center receives grant from PPL for Educational Series

The Community Arts Center received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will go to support the 2020-2021 Educational Series. The Community Arts Center’s Educational Series is a first step in enhancing the quality of life in the community, a first step in laying a strong ...

EMT course scheduled for three sites in area

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Aug. 24, will be offered at three locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The course meets the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional Guidelines and is intended ...

Practical nursing information sessions set for Northern Tier

WELLSBORO — Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal care facilities and human service organizations. Penn College at Wellsboro’s Practical Nursing Program will host information sessions for those interested in ...

Perfect Prom: City mayor and county police escort residents to prom

MUNCY — The residents of Ashler Manor’s Group Home and Life Readiness program attended an all-girls prom at the Activities Center on June 19. The girls were escorted by Williamsport’s Mayor Derek Slaughter, two Lycoming County Sheriff deputies, Chris Warden and Luke Motter, and Muncy ...

Building gardens at Mountain View Christian School

Mountain View Christian School, 305 Fleming St., South Williamsport, received the Healthy to Learn Grant, from Adventist Whole Health Network, to design and create a garden during the spring of the school year. The garden would include raised vegetable beds, a butterfly and prayer garden and ...