Penn College administrators gift Wildcat mascot outfits

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A bold new Wildcat Athletics logo was introduced at Pennsylvania College of Technology in April, and two senior administrators on campus are providing funding for the college to purchase two new Wildcat mascot outfits based on the updated design.

Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management/associate provost, and Elliott Strickland, vice president for student affairs, are making the gift in support of the Wildcat Athletics program at the college.

The college received notification of its status as a full NCAA Division III member in June.

John Vandevere, director of athletics, said of the gift: “The Stricklands have been true champions of support for Wildcat Athletics throughout our journey to full NCAA Division III membership — not only through their gifts, but also through their belief in the value that athletics can add to the overall educational experience.”

“The Stricklands are incredibly passionate about Penn College, which makes their gift supporting the symbol of school spirit on campus the perfect fit,” said Loni N. Kline, vice president for institutional advancement. “We are grateful for their dedication and support of the college and Wildcat Athletics.”

“We are proud to be a part of the Penn College community and have supported the Wildcats for over 20 years,” the Stricklands said. “We are honored to give back to the campus and our athletic program at such an exciting time, with our new NCAA membership, ongoing success with the North Eastern Athletic Conference and the recently unveiled Wildcat Athletics logo. Our family bleeds blue and gray, and we are incredibly ‘Penn College Proud!’”

Previously, the couple established the Strickland Family Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Service at Penn College.

At Penn College, student-athletes participate in 15 intercollegiate sports. The college is a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference, consisting of 14 Division III institutions from New York; Pennsylvania; New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

Twelve of the college's 15 intercollegiate athletics teams participate in the NEAC: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross-country, women’s volleyball, men’s golf, baseball, and softball. The college’s wrestling team competes at the Division III level as an independent; the men’s and women’s archery team has no affiliation with the NCAA and competes in USA Archery. For more, visit

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Last Updated August 24, 2017