Penn College's fall 2019 commencement set for Dec. 21

November 22, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Nearly 300 students have petitioned to graduate and receive their degrees following the fall 2019 semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

A commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Community Arts Center, located at 220 W. Fourth St. in Williamsport.

The student speaker will be Stephanie A. Petrison, of Landenberg, who will receive a bachelor of science in business administration: sport and event management concentration.

Petrison, a dean’s list student, is a member of the Penn College Business Club, working at Open House events and other activities, including speaking at the May dedication for the college’s Woodlands Bank Innovation Lab. She also has visited high schools to present to Future Business Leaders of America students.

Petrison also completed an internship as an event planner with the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, helping to organize the fourth annual Farmapalooza, a music festival in Oxford. The foundation honors the life of McDonough, who battled leukemia and various complications before his death in 2007 at the age of 14. His B+ blood type became a motto for family and friends: always be positive. The organization provides financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer and funds childhood-cancer research.

Also speaking at the ceremony will be Ryan P. Good, assistant professor of welding. In May, Good was presented with the highest honor accorded to Penn College faculty: the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award. Good earned both a bachelor’s degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology and an associate degree in welding technology from Penn College. He is also a 2013 recipient of the college’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

The college will present a Distinguished Alumni Award to Clint Cullison, a senior associate with Greenlee Partners, a Harrisburg-based lobbying and government affairs firm. Cullison earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2004.

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour will be joined by state Sen. Gene Yaw, chairman of the college’s Board of Directors, as she confers degrees and certificates upon the graduates.

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Last Updated November 22, 2019