Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Lycoming Twp. Man Arrested on Burglary, Firearms Charges

Frank Leo Girardi Jr. 49 years old Charged
with burglary, criminal trespass, 2 counts of theft,
2 counts of receiving stolen property, criminal use
 of a communication facility, illegally transferring firearms
and firearms carried without a license. Photo
from Old Lycoming Twp Police.
Information and allegations from the Old Lycoming Twp Police Department: 
On September 27, 2016 Old Lycoming Twp. Police Department took FRANK GIRARDI JR. into custody on a felony burglary warrant.  The warrant stems from an investigation into the residential burglary of GIRARDI’S neighbor in Old Lycoming Twp.

In February2016 Old Lycoming Twp. Police investigated the burglary of a residence located on Linda Lane in Old Lycoming Twp.  A large amount of currency and a firearm were stolen in the burglary.
Information from confidential sources indicated that GIRARDI JR. utilized the stolen money to purchase controlled substances and subsequently exchanged the stolen firearm for cocaine and prescription pills. 
Consensually recorded conversations with GIRARDI JR. confirmed his involvement with the burglary and illegal transfer of the stolen firearm to a known drug dealer.
FRANK GIRARDI JR. was arraigned in front of District Magistrate Solomon and committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $175,000.00 bail.  

From Penn College Grad to Full Time Employee

Elizabeth "Liz" Biddle graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2002. Today, she proudly serves her alma mater as director of corporate relations. As this brief interview reveals, Liz is passionate about Penn College and the vast opportunities it provides for today's students.


Penn College News - Hosting ‘Fall Brawl 2016’ Robotic Design Competition

Coming Event
A student group at Pennsylvania College of Technology is inviting community members to join the fight by participating in “Fall Brawl 2016” on Oct. 22. The event will feature small robots engaging in big battles for bragging rights.

Sponsored by the Student Wildcats of Robotic Design, the competition encourages participants to design, fabricate and test “beetleweight” robots (maximum of three pounds) before engaging in “combat” to determine the toughest bot.

The knockout-style tournament guarantees each robot at least three “fights.” A single-elimination bracket will determine the winner.

Penn College News - Students Compete in IDEAL Event

Electrical technology major Joseph L. Brubaker, of Port Trevorton, displays the digital multimeter he earned for recording the fastest time during the recent IDEAL National Championship qualifying event at Penn College. With Brubaker, from left, are: Eric W. Newcomer, electrical technology/occupations lecturer at the college; James Knight, of IDEAL; and Nick Smith, of Schaedler Yesco.
Approximately 20 Pennsylvania College of Technology students in electrical-related majors recently sharpened their skills by competing in an IDEAL National Championship qualifying event on campus.

Geared to support and promote electrical careers, the competition required students to cut, strip, terminate and test using professional IDEAL tools, such as wire connectors, wire strippers, screwdrivers, testers and lineman’s pliers. Students were timed on how quickly they successfully completed all the tasks.

Penn College News - Students Celebrate National Surgical Technologists Week

Members of the Penn College surgical technology class of 2017 gather for National Surgical Technologists Week. Standing, from left, are Travis J. Honicker, of Coal Township; Katelyn M. Bittner, of Williamsport; Melina S. Digruttola, of Spring Grove; Kelob J. Herman, of Jersey Shore; Sydney N. Caurvina, of Portage; Cynthia M. Wilt, of Hughesville; Sarah J. Palm, of Hesston; Janell M. Remensnyder, of Alexandria; and Michael R. Harer of Williamsport. Seated front, from left: are Megan L. Hawk, of Williamsport; Daniele A. Hebert, of Mechanicsburg; Cindy M. Ruiz, of Easton; and Rebecca L. Knee, of Williamsport.
Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology major joined hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 18-24.

National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event by the Association of Surgical Technologists to celebrate those who work in the field. This year’s theme was “Get Hooked.” To help educate others about the field of surgical technology, surgical technology students set up a display in the Madigan Library.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lock Haven University - Shultz named PSAC Athlete of the Week

Amanda Shultz of the women’s cross country program has been named this week’s PSAC Athlete of the Week.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Freshman sensation Amanda Shultz (New Cumberland, Pa./ Cedar Cliff) of the Lock Haven University women’s cross country team has been selected this week’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athlete of the Week for her performance over the weekend.

Presidential Student Ambassadors Begin Year of Service at Penn College

Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year at Penn College are, first row, from left: Alexandra M. Lehman, Dianna R. Weaver, Kayla M. Jackson and Morgan N. Keyser. Second row, from left: Bryan M. Behm, Lindsey A. King, Michelle D. Kachick and Erin N. Shaffer. Third row, from left: David M. Zlotnicki, Semeon R. DeBarros, Alexander R. Wetzel, Cassandra D. Henderson, Kelsey L. McKenrick and Logan M. Tubiello. Fourth row, from left: Efrem K. Foster, Josiah D. Stoltzfus, Garrett D. Corneliussen, Ryan Monteleone and Jonathan R. Hendrickson.
Williamsport, PA - Nineteen students are serving as Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Selected for their demonstration of leadership, involvement, academic achievement and campus pride, the student ambassadors promote Penn College to prospective and current students and their families, guests, alumni, business partners and friends of the college.