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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bush Campus Center

Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail Stop 4

 

1914 Centennial 2014

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Bush Campus Center Marker
Inscription.  

Constructed in 1993

The Bush Campus Center offers vital student services and activities. Developing social and leadership skills, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and preparing for the world of work are important aspects of student life that occur within the Bush Campus Center.

Historical Site
A historical marker declares this site once was home to W.D. Crooks and Sons, which crafted high-quality wood veneer doors for the White House, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Pentagon, National Art Gallery, and other public buildings from 1886 to 1971.

Access to the area's plentiful hardwood resources and to skilled craftsmen, including those trained in nearby vocational shops, contributed to the company's success.

Elizabeth Crooks Bush, daughter of one of the operators of the renowned door company, also was the wife of Alvin C. Bush, for whom the center is named.

Inside the Campus Center (CC)
CC Commons

Fitness center

Penn's Inn

Alvin C. Bush
Alvin C. Bush, who served two terms in the state legislature (1961-70 and 1985-94) sponsored legislation in the Pennsylvania House

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Bush Campus Center and Marker
of Representatives to create Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1989. Chairman Emeritus of the Penn College Board of Directors, he joined the governing board of Williamsport Area Community College in 1988 and served 10 years as the first chair of the Penn College board.

[Marker timeline images, from left to right]
Before the College Store moved to this location, it was located in the former Cromar factory building west of campus and later near the former library in what is now the Lifelong Education Center.

Before the Children's Learning Center was relocated to the Lifelong Education Center in 2010, early education was offered in the Campus Center.

Prior to Bookmarks Cafe in Madigan Library, the CC Coffee House was a popular spot for relaxation.

Counseling and career services are offered to students in this facility, aiding them in resolving social and emotional problems, as well as making academic and career choices.

Prior to the opening of The Gallery at Penn College, students displayed their work here.

[School's centennial timeline]
1914 - Williamsport Area School District Adult Education

1941 - Williamsport Technical Institute

1965 - Williamsport Area Community College

1989 - Pennsylvania College of Technology
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania College of Technology

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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Pennsylvania College of Technology Sign
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Location. 41° 14.106′ N, 77° 1.38′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Hagan Way and College Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Hagan Way. Marker and building are on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (a few steps from this marker); Madigan Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Student & Administrative Services Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Entrance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victorian House (about 500 feet away); Remembrance Garden (about 700 feet away); Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson Professional Development Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Penn College History Trail. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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