Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its December 2012 graduates. The award winners, their hometowns and academic majors are:
President's Award, presented for leadership and service to the college: Fadhil A. Aljishi, Williamsport, plastics and polymer engineering technology.
Board of Directors' Award, presented for achievement under exceptional conditions: Timothy I. Feighner, Northern Cambria, welding and fabrication engineering technology.
Lewis H. Bardo Memorial Award, presented to a graduate who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness and high ideals): Jeremy Stewart Frost, Williamsport, forest technology.
Information Technology Faculty Award, presented for scholastic achievement, work ethic, character, contribution to the department and contribution to fellow students: Jeffrey Michael Litfin, Eldersburg, Md., information technology security specialist.
Chef Leah Chase Excellence in Hospitality Award, presented to a nontraditional graduate who demonstrates Chef Chase's commitment to being a positive role model for the hospitality industry; work and scholastic excellence; stewardship of personal and professional resources; respect for self and others; and excellence and leadership in hospitality education: Penny K. Shade, Schuylkill Haven, culinary arts and systems.
Hospitality Faculty Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates academic achievement, exemplifies professionalism and is committed to excellence in hospitality: Brittany Sue Gromis, State College, baking and pastry arts.
A.W.S. (American Welding Society) Student Chapter Award, presented to a member of the student chapter who has shown leadership and dedication in the field of welding: Justin Thomas Nupp, Knoxville, Tenn., welding and fabrication engineering technology.
Penn College Machine Shop Faculty Award, presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year automated manufacturing/machining/toolmaking major who exemplifies the college's philosophy of excellence and exhibits devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, and friendliness: Timothy R. Russey, Decatur, Texas, automated manufacturing technology.
Penn College Welding Faculty Award, presented to a graduate of a two- or four-year welding major who exemplifies the college philosophy of excellence: Robert J. Grove, Hughesville, Md., welding and fabrication engineering technology.
Robert G. Thomas Award, presented to the graduate who has attained the highest cumulative average in welding: Timothy I. Feighner, Northern Cambria, welding and fabrication engineering technology.
Alfred L. Hauser Sr. Memorial Award, presented to a graduating student in the two-year automated manufacturing technology or four-year manufacturing engineering technology major who exemplifies the college's philosophy of excellence: Andrew M. Charcalla, North Bend, machine tool technology.