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Artist-in-Residence to Conduct Workshops for Students, Public

 “Unseen Companies,” 2008, Mische technique on Masonite, 30 inches by 40 inches

“Unseen Companies,” 2008, Mische technique on Masonite, 30 inches by 40 inches

Williamsport – The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, will host artist-in-residence Miguel Tio on campus April 21-24.

While on campus, the painter will conduct workshops for children and staff of the college’s Children’s Learning Center and students in the early childhood education major, as well as free public sessions.

A workshop for parents of young children ages 2-6 will be held Friday, April 24. The workshop will introduce parents to art materials and demonstrate how the art-making process helps children develop basic learning skills. Tio will offer a hands-on activity and encourage parents to create artwork with their children in the home. (Pre-registration is required for this workshop, call the gallery; no children in attendance.)

Since 2005, Tio has worked as an art teacher for Studio in a School, New York, a program that hires professional artists to work directly with children in public schools, in addition to maintaining a study and producing new work. As a member of the Society for the Art of Imagination, his work was included in the popular 2007 exhibit “Where Science Meets Art” in The Gallery at Penn College.

Tio’s paintings are full of powerful energy and symbolism. They have been likened to Renaissance works with dramatic use of form and light, realism, perspective and humanist concerns. He often employs the Mische technique — a method for creating the illusion of realism that is considered one of the secrets of the Renaissance.

A native of the Dominican Republic but now based in Manhattan, Tio has employed his painting skills for a wide variety of creative projects including the feature films “Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man 2;” Broadway shows “Beauty and the Beast,” “Rent” and “Miss Saigon;” Old Navy and Hershey’s commercials; and window displays. He has been commissioned to paint portraits, including one of Diane Von Furstenberg.

A small collection of Tio’s original portraits will be exhibited during regular gallery hours while he conducts workshops on campus. Children’s artwork created during Tio’s work with the Children’s Learning Center will be displayed in the gallery during a private exhibit.

Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more about this exhibit and The Gallery at Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu/gallery, e-mail gallery@pct.edu or call (570) 320-2445.

For general information about the college, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.


Hudock to Be Presented With ‘Director’s Chair Award’

Barbara B. Hudock

Barbara B. Hudock

Williamsport – Barbara B. Hudock, of Williamsport, has been chosen to receive the Community Arts Center’s Director’s Chair Award for 2009.Hudock, managing principal of Hudock Moyer Wealth Management, will be presented with the award May 17 at the Arts Center.

The award is bestowed annually to recognize and honor individuals who have had a significant impact on the success of the Community Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“Barbara is a splendid choice for the Director’s Chair Award,” said Penn College Senior Vice President William J. Martin, who serves as chair of the Arts Center’s board of directors. “She has been there from the very beginning as a patron, as a constant supporter and benefactor, and as a devoted member of the board. It is a delight to honor her not long after her well-deserved recognition by the Governor’s Awards for the Arts.”

During the 2008 Governor’s Awards for the Arts ceremonies, which were held in November at the Arts Center, Gov. Edward G. Rendell and First Lady Judge Marjorie O. Rendell presented Hudock with a Patron Award, an honor recognizing significant contributions to the vitality and availability of the arts in Pennsylvania.

Hudock has been in the financial-services industry since she began as a manager’s secretary in 1975 at Merrill Lynch. While there, she rose to the position of first vice president and built a team of professional associates.

In November 2001, Hudock left Merrill Lynch with her team to form Hudock Moyer Wealth Management, an independent practice offering investment products and services through Wachovia Securities Financial Network.

In Barron’s “Top 1,000 Advisers,” (ranked by states) Hudock recently was ranked 12th in Pennsylvania (Feb. 9 issue). Barron’s also named her one of America’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisers” for 2006, 2007 and 2008 and one of America’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisers” for 2007 and 2008. She also was honored as one of Registered Rep’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors.”

Hudock’s team was featured prominently in the recently published book, “Winner’s Circle V: Wealth Management Insights From America’s Best Financial Advisory Teams.” The team also was profiled in “Wealth Management Teams” and in “The Trust Equation.” Hudock’s article “The Un-Sale!” was published in Advisor Today magazine and was selected as one of the best articles written over the 100-year history of the publication.

Hudock Moyer Wealth Management was chosen by Forbes magazine to receive a Forbes Enterprise Award in 2007. Hudock has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation for her donations to the organization.

Her service to the community includes:

• Chair of the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania

• Director of the Williamsport-Lycoming Foundation

• Director of WVIA Public TV and Radio

• Director of the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts

• Director of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

• Fifteen years as a director on the Bloomsburg University Foundation

• Young Alumna of the Year at Bloomsburg University

In 2002, Hudock was named by the chairman of the Board of Governors and the chancellor of the State System of Higher Education to receive the volunteerism award for her contributions to Bloomsburg University.

She is a 2007 recipient of the Wachovia Way Award, which recognized her extraordinary personal and professional achievements.

Hudock, her team and her firm have been consistent and leading benefactors in the community, contributing more than $1 million to local charities in addition to making substantial commitments of time. Most team members serve on at least one local nonprofit board, and Hudock Moyer Wealth Management matches all charitable gifts made by its employees.

Hudock earned a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University and is a 2007 graduate of the Securities Industry Institute.

A formal portrait of Hudock — in a director’s chair — will hang permanently in the Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge.

For more information about the Community Arts Center, visit http://www.caclive.com. For more information about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Penn College’s Sigma Nu Colony to Sponsor Spring Car Show May 2

Williamsport – The Pennsylvania College of Technology Colony of Sigma Nu Fraternity will sponsor a spring car show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, on the college’s main campus in Williamsport.The event will be held in the parking lot of the Carl Building Technologies Center; directional signs will route participants from the college’s Maynard Street entrance.

Students, faculty and staff, and the general public all are invited to show their vehicles. The cost is $10 for early registration at the colony’s Web site, http://www.sigmanupct.com, and $15 after April 30 (including on-site registration). All proceeds will go to the Sigma Nu Leadership Initiatives Fund, which sponsors campus events that help all students develop character, interpersonal skills and leadership. Admission for spectators is free.

“I am proud of the men of Sigma Nu reaching out to the public in such a well-planned event,” said Erin M. Datteri, assistant director for Greek life and leadership in the Student Activities Office. “I hope people from the campus and community will come support one of our newest fraternities and show off their old and new vehicles. It’s building up to be a fantastic event!”

Check-in will be from 10 a.m. to noon; awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. in 19 classes: sport compact (foreign), sport compact (domestic), truck (full size), truck (mini), dirtiest vehicle, motorcycle (sport), motorcycle (cruiser), hot rod, pre-World War II, 1950-60, 1961-70, 1971-80, 1981-90, 1991-99, 2000-present, Mustang, Corvette, Camaro and Jeep.

The event will be held rain or shine. There will be music and giveaways, and food vendors will be on hand.

More information about Penn College’s Greek community is available by e-mailing edatteri@pct.edu, visiting http://www.pct.edu/studentactivities/greekLife.htm or calling the Student Activities Office at 570-327-4763.

For general information about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Integrated Studies Dean Shares Expertise on Variety of Projects

Williamsport – An academic dean at Pennsylvania College of Technology was called upon recently to share his expertise in Native American history on diverse projects.Clifford P. Coppersmith, dean of integrated studies, wrote an article for the Oklahoma Historical Society detailing the history of what today is known as the Fort Sill Apache tribe. The historical society published the work in the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. The encyclopedia, published online, contains articles written by leading scholars.

Coppersmith also consulted on an episode of the upcoming PBS series “We Shall Remain.” The documentary mini-series shows how native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought extinction of their culture.

He contributed his expertise to the episode “Geronimo,” which is scheduled to premiere May 4. The episode chronicles the resistance led by the famed Chiricahua Apache medicine man, whose tiny band became the last holdouts trying to preserve their way of life before surrendering formally to the U.S. government.

Coppersmith completed field work with the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma — the survivors and descendants of the Chiricahua Apache tribe — as part of his doctoral dissertation at Oklahoma State University, where he majored in history with an emphasis on Native Americans, the American West and anthropology. He continues to study Native American culture, and he developed and teaches a Penn College course called Native American History and Culture.

Coppersmith holds a master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an associate degree from Jamestown Community College.

For more information about the academic programs offered by the school of Integrated Studies at Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu/schools/is or call 570-327-4521. To learn more about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222

Penn College’s Diesel Equipment Technology Program Recertified

Williamsport – The diesel equipment technology program at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been recertified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for five years.Penn College’s diesel program was recertified in the areas of diesel engines, brakes, prevention maintenance and inspection, hydraulics, drivetrain, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, and HVAC.

To achieve the coveted recognition, the program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF in which nationally accepted standards of excellence in such areas as instruction, facilities and equipment were applied. Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that Penn College be certified by ASE, a national nonprofit organization that tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to certifying automotive training programs.

“We’re pleased to receive recertification of our diesel equipment technology program,” said Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management. “Penn College strives for excellence in our faculty, equipment, facilities and curriculum. The ease in which the program received reaccreditation speaks volumes in regard to our high standards.”

The college’s diesel courses are taught at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood, where the facilities include a 48,000-square-foot laboratory containing dedicated teaching areas for hydraulics, refrigeration, transmissions, electrical, powertrains, engines and fuel systems. Students have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology for troubleshooting, repair and service.

For more information about majors in the School of Natural Resources Management, visit http://www.pct.edu/schools/nrm or call 570-320-8038. For general information about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.