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Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years
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From a press release:

In keeping with other creative adjustments being made during the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual graphic design student exhibit has moved online for the first time in its 12-year history.

A May 1 reception for the exhibit was originally planned in The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, where graphic design students’ final portfolios have been showcased since May of 2008.

The annual exhibition showcases the best graphic design, illustration, and web design work of graphic design seniors. The exhibition gives students a chance to present their work in marketing, branding, advertising, and design to industry professionals and the community.

Hosted on, Graphic Design 2020 showcases the portfolio work of 17 seniors: Charles A. Blake of West Chester; Andrew Caccese, Reading; Seifeldien A. Elerman, Dover; Adam Foelker, Myerstown; Kennedy L. Englert, Williamsport; Zoey J. Graybill, McAlisterville; Gavin E. Hain, Myerstown; Emily N. Latshaw, Danville; Meredith A. Long, Trevorton; Anthony M. Niemeyer, Red Lion; Ali D. Petrizzi, Langhorne; Madison P. Shrout, Petersburg; Justine A. Stage, Montoursville; Jessica L. Stanford, Marion Center; Hunter L. Tompkins, Richfield; Shaina T. Vanderveer, Monroeton; and David A. Walker Jr., Waynesboro.

The Graphic Design Department, part of the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is building a name for itself as one of the premier design schools in Northeast Pennsylvania. Penn College graphic design students have consistently earned recognition and won awards in local, regional, and national design competitions, with some even receiving international acclaim in the world’s foremost design publications.

“Given the unfortunate circumstances we face with COVID-19 and the need to cancel our annual exhibit featuring the work of our graduating seniors, we want to celebrate our senior class by highlighting their work on our departmental website,” said Brian A. Flynn, assistant professor of graphic design and department head.

“This year’s graduates are a very motivated and talented group of designers. The art and design faculty feel badly that their show has been canceled but hope that everyone gets an opportunity to visit the website and view their excellent portfolios.”

To learn more about graphic design and art majors at Penn College, visit or call the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications at 570-327-4521.

Penn College, an affiliate of Penn State, offers more than 100 hands-on applied technology bachelor degree, associate degree, and certificate majors.

The Pennsylvania College of Technology became an affiliate of Pennsylvania State University in 1989 after establishing a national reputation for education supporting workforce development, first as a technical institute and later as a community college.

Today, Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State, committed to applied technology education.

Conveniently located in Williamsport, Penn College attracts the second-highest enrollment in the Penn State system; approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in associate and bachelor degree programs relating to more than 100 different career areas.

In addition, Penn College manages the state’s largest worker training program through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit.

The modern Penn College campus offers students hands-on instruction and access to the latest equipment, leading to excellent graduate placement and “degrees that work.”