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Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center

Pennsylvania College of Technology History Trail Stop 6

 

1914 Centennial 2014

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
1. Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center Marker
Inscription.  

Constructed in 1986

The Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center is dedicated in honor of the first president of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The center, which helped redefine the future of the institution decades ago, remains a flagship instructional facility for a variety of degree programs as well as workforce development initiatives supported by industry.

Bold Action
During the design and construction of this facility, the College was faced with the real possibility that it could be forced to close when a 20-year agreement with sponsoring school districts ended in 1985.

In spite of the challenges, the College president insisted on completing the building. He believed its focus on emerging technologies, such as automated manufacturing, would help to launch a bright, new future for the institution.

This bold action helped to pave a new path, through the loss of school district sponsorship to a unique affiliation with The Pennsylvania State University that created Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1989.

Inside the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center (ATHS)

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By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2018
2. Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center and Marker
Dental lab

Financial management lab

Plastics lab

Robert L. Breuder
Dr. Robert L. Breuder was named president of Penn College's forerunner, The Williamsport Area Community College, in 1981. In his 17 years as president, in addition to championing the construction of this facility, he led the institution through its transformation from a local community college into the state's premier technical college.

[Marker timeline images, from left to right]
IBM Corporation's magazine celebrated the opening of the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.

Robots tended automated machines in the manufacturing lab in 1986.

The campus mall leading to the ATHS was a scene of events, including convocation.

The internationally acclaimed Plastics Innovation & Resource Center is headquartered in the Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center.

[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.
 
Location. 41° 14.064′ N, 77° 1.555′ W. Marker is in Williamsport

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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Pennsylvania College of Technology Sign
, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker and building are on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus, at the southern beginning of the pedestrian mall that runs north to the intersection of 3rd and Susquehanna Streets. 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. Lycoming Construction Company (a few steps from this marker); Thompson Professional Development Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Parkes Automotive Technology Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Le Jeune Chef (about 500 feet away); Field House (about 600 feet away); Centennial Mosaic (about 600 feet away); Hager Lifelong Education Center (about 800 feet 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 58 times since then and 10 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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