Chuck Dunn, Manufacturers Representative for Leading Technologies, Advanced Hydronics; Leonard Carlucci, Sales Representative, R.J. Walker; Michael McDonnell, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Mid-Atlantic Sales, Peerless Boilers; Walter Wood, HVAC Program Director, Johnson College; and Michael Visbisky, HVAC Instructor, Johnson College.

Johnson College is pleased to announce it has received a high efficiency combination boiler for the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) program from RJ Walker, Co. and Peerless Boilers. The PBC-34 boiler will serve as a training tool in the classroom. 

Walter Wood, HVAC Program Director, said industry partnerships like the one between the College and RJ Walker and Peerless Boilers are important because of the real world experience it brings into the classroom. He said, “With such a demand in the HVAC field, these companies look to Johnson College to fill industry’s needs.” Students will be able to learn how to install and troubleshoot this type of boiler before completing the program. Michael Visbisky, HVAC Instructor, added that, “With such a changing field, it is a fantastic opportunity for our students to work on a new model of boiler. This is definitely a great new addition to our classroom lab experience and something my students and I are excited about installing and working on.” 

Johnson College Annual Golf Tournament Raises over $40,000 for Student Scholarships

Johnson College held its 27th Annual Johnson College Open on May 9, 2019 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, PA.  Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors and participation by students and alumni, the College exceeded its fundraising goal by raising a total net revenue of over $40,000 for the Presidential Scholarship Fund, which this year was awarded to three students. The recipients are John DeLucca, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Pittston; Evan Kleinart, Computer Information Technology, Greeley; Bethany Severn, Veterinary Technology, Sunbury; Preston West, Diesel Truck Technology, Monroe Township. 

Front Row (L-R): Bethany Severn ’20 (Presidential Scholarship Recipient), Megan Mould (Associate Vice President of College Advancement – Johnson College), Mary Beth Tomko (Action Lift), Tracey Pratt (Manager of Development – Johnson College), Pat Dietz (Peoples Security Bank & Trust), Dr. Katie Leonard (President & CEO – Johnson College), Joyce Fasula (Gerrity’s Supermarkets), Mike Dennen (PNC Bank), Attorney Marianne Gilmartin (Stevens & Lee) 
2nd Row: Dave Boniello (Simplex Homes), Tom Donohue (Lamar Advertising), Alex Stark (Kane Is Able), Tom Millard (Highland Associates), Dan Cristiano (Cristiano Welding), John DeLucca ’21 (Presidential Scholarship Recipient)

Johnson College Receives Grant from PPL Foundation for Solar USB Charge Workshop Program

Johnson College is pleased to announce it has received a $4,500 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Solar USB Charger Workshop program.  Johnson College faculty and staff will learn how to create a solar USB charger.  Participants will then recreate the workshop for Lackawanna County middle and high school students, so that they can share the lesson with their students.  The solar power USB charger will also be incorporated into Johnson College’s STEM outreach work with middle and high school students.

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.

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Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation will support organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit