Foundation honors two Penn College students

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ­— A foundation dedicated to manufacturing careers has honored two Pennsylvania College of Technology welding students with scholarships.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, awarded $1,500 scholarships to Alexander M. Barlow, of Hanover, and Nathaniel H. Lyon, of Fredericksburg. Both students are seeking bachelor’s degrees in welding and fabrication engineering technology.

The Penn College students were among 26 nationwide to receive the scholarships.

“We are very proud of Alexander and Nathaniel for earning the scholarship,” said David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies. “Being part of a select nationwide group of recipients speaks volumes about them as individuals and our welding department as a whole.”

In addition to the bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology, Penn College offers associate degrees in welding technology and metal fabrication technology, and a certificate in welding.

For more about the welding majors and other programs offered by the college’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520 or visit

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development. Visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Last Updated August 31, 2017