Thursday, September 28, 2017

Penn College Plastics Students Honored with Scholarships

Penn College students who recently received scholarships from the Society of Plastics Engineers include (from left): Rebecca J. Brown, of Conneaut Lake; Nicholas C. Moore, of Lock Haven; and Heather C. Fennell, of Hawley. All three students are seeking bachelor’s degrees in plastics and polymer engineering technology.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ­– The leading technical society for the plastics industry has recognized three Pennsylvania College of Technology students as part of its 2017 scholarship program.

Plastics and polymer engineering technology students Rebecca J. Brown, of Conneaut Lake; Heather C. Fennell, of Hawley; and Nicholas C. Moore, of Lock Haven, received scholarships from the Society of Plastics Engineers. With more than 22,500 members in 84 countries, SPE promotes scientific and engineering knowledge related to plastics.

SPE awarded Fennell the SPE Foundation General Scholarship ($3,000), Moore the Detroit Section-Robert G. Dailey Scholarship ($3,000), and Brown the Jade Molds Inc. Scholarship ($500).

Administered by the SPE Foundation, the 2017 scholarship program consisted of 44 scholarships totaling over $109,000.

“We are thrilled to see so many of our students honored with scholarships from such a well-respected professional organization as SPE,” said David R. Cotner, dean of industrial, computing and engineering technologies. “The students’ recognition is a testament to their hard work and the quality of our plastics program at the college.”

Graduates of Penn College’s plastics program have a nearly 100 percent job-placement rate.
The college is among just a handful of institutions nationwide with plastics degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

In addition to the bachelor’s degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology, the college offers an associate degree in plastics and polymer technology.

For more information regarding Penn College’s plastics majors and other programs offered by the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520 or visit

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