Summer 2011 Featured Articles
Words From the Class of 2011
May graduates share their words of wisdom – and their most vivid memories.
Eugene Breiner shares a tale 86 years in the making, of a career that spans aviation – and Penn College – history.
The Truths of Success
Lobbyist Clint Cullison's competitive spirit, thirst for learning, and ability to hear and tell "the brutal truth" help him to negotiate the political landscape of Pennsylvania's Capitol.
Matthew Gross uses his know-how to help advance the world's knowledge of the cosmos – and to help deliver the most basic of needs to some of the world's poorest inhabitants.
Follow Evidence on Path to Accreditation
The college conducts a deep self-study in preparation for reaccreditation, a form of quality control supported by evidence and data.
The "ultimate" sport for plastics students – tossing a plastic flying disc with the "ultimate" coach, their academic mentor.
- Video: Alumnus Relishes LLB World Series Assignment
- Sports Wrap-Up: Penn College Claims Third Chancellor's Cup
- Alumnus, Director Honored by Chamber
- Visiting Chef Dinner Features Alumni Chefs
- Fall Athletics End Season With 47-22 Record
- Alumnus Completes Service With AmeriCorps
- Garrett Book, Featured Student Annual Report 2009-10
- Bradley Stroup, Featured Student Annual Report 2009-10
- Jordan Pennypacker, Featured Student Annual Report 2009-10
- 2009-10 Sports Wrap-Up
- Mini Baja Video
- Students Generate Smiles in Latin America
Occupational therapy assistant student Nico Italiani pulls classmate Ashley M. Tedesco through a set of obstacles. Working prone (on the belly) encourages strengthening of extensor muscles that help support the core stability of children with coordination and postural difficulties.
Were You There? The Evolution of a College Campus
This 100+ page book takes viewers on a journey through the institution's rich history, from the inception of adult classes at the Williamsport High School in 1914, through its evolution into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College, and present-day Penn College.
Net proceeds from the sale of Were You There? The Evolution of A College Campus will become permanently restricted funds that will be invested to create income used for annual scholarship awards from the Penn College Endowed Alumni Scholarship.
On the cover: Plastics and polymer technology alumnus Matthew Gross, '06, works in some of the cleanest environments on Earth in Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp.'s clean rooms, including the laboratory where the company is building the "eyes"of the James Webb Space Telescope, set for launch by NASA in 2014. Ball also built all the optics for the Hubble Space Telescope, which captured this image of the Butterfly Nebula with its newest camera. The nebula is a dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun. Read more about Gross's work.