Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Aids Johnson College Students

The Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association continues to invest in the future of Johnson College students by offering the Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarship. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to two senior Automotive Technology Program students who have a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Tom Lello of Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association states, “We feel that Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarships provide a way for automotive-inclined students to obtain their career goals by providing financial support.”

The Association holds Cruise Nights in the Viewmont Mall parking lot on the last Friday of the month. Cruise Nights help raise funds for their scholarship at Johnson College as well as other charitable activities. The first Cruise Night of 2013 is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2013.

For more information on the Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association, check out their website at http://poconomsr.tripod.com.

To find out more about Johnson College and its Automotive Technology Program, visit www.johnson.edu or call 1-800-2WE-WORK.

From Left to Right: Stephanie Orzalek, Johnson College; Tom Lello, Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association; Katie Leonard, Johnson College; George Caswell ’51, Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association; Joe Sternick, Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association

Johnson College Teams Up with Wayne County Habitat for Humanity

Since 1978, an integral part of Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology Program has been the construction of a modular home that is then sold. Students gain real world experience from this impressive annual project. Over the years, the College’s modular homes have been purchased by first time homeowners, families, and those looking for vacation homes.

The College is now very excited to announce a special partnership with the Wayne County Habitat for Humanity! Moving forward, students will work on a modular that will be donated to Habitat for a family in need.

Joseph Musheno ’78, the College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Program Chairperson, says, “I am very proud of the College’s partnership with the Wayne County Habitat for Humanity. Not only are students still learning their trade hands-on, but they are also becoming productive members of society by working on a project and using their expertise to give back to the community.”

To find out more about Johnson College and its Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology Program, check out the College’s website at www.johnson.edu or call 1-800-2WE-WORK.

From Left to Right:
David F. Boniello ’84, Simplex Industries, Inc. and Johnson College Board Member; Joseph Musheno ’78, Johnson College’s Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Program Chairperson; Clyde Kreider, Building Industry Consultant and Wayne County Habitat for Humanity board member; Dominick Carachilo ’82, Johnson College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs; Andrew Zwanch ’82, Johnson College’s Special Assistant to Academic Affairs

Johnson College Open House Scheduled for March

Johnson College will hold an Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m.

Open House activities will include information sessions on the admissions process, on-site applications, information on financial aid (financial aid is available to those who qualify), and student services such as housing, student life, student support, athletics, and career services. Tours of each technical area will also be conducted and department chairs will be available to review the specifics of their programs.

Those interested in attending the Open House can register online at www.johnson.edu/openhouse or by calling the Admissions Department at 570-702-8900. Application fees will be waived for those who apply at the Open House.

A Financial Aid FAFSA Presentation is also scheduled for 9:00am that day for students and families who wish to ask questions or seek financial advice before the Open House begins.

The Open House and Financial Aid FAFSA Presentation will be held in the Moffat Building, located on the College’s campus at 3427 North Main Avenue in Scranton, which is off exit 190 on I-81.

Current Johnson College students will be on hand to answer questions at the College’s Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m.
Left to Right (Sitting): Johnell Cremard ’14, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Clarks Summit; Amber Ulrich ’14, Veterinary Technology, Danville
Left to Right (Standing): Kourtney Connelly ’14, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Saylorsburg; Jacob Martin ’14, Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology, Honesdale; Marshall McCarty ’14, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology, Meshoppen; Anthony Catalano ’13, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology, Bushkill

Still Time to Register for Welding and CNC Courses

Johnson College’s Continuing Education Department’s next Welding classes are scheduled to start January 28, 2013. Students can choose from the following two welding training options:
Basic Cutting & Welding: 375-hour course, 17 weeks, Monday through Thursday, 4pm-10:15pm, $5250.00 (CareerLink Funding available, call 570-344-7037 to see if you qualify)
Professional Welder: 725-hour, 32 weeks, Monday through Thursday, 4pm-10:15pm, $11,500.00 (CareerLink Funding available, call 570-344-7037 to see if you qualify)

The next Continuing Education Customized Welding classes are scheduled to start March 5, 2013.
Customized Welding: 64 hour, 8 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-10pm $650.00

Johnson College’s Continuing Education Department is also offering a CNC Certificate Program. This course is scheduled to start on January 28, 2013 and will end on June 27, 2013. The CNC Certificate Program is a 510-hour course, 22 weeks, Monday through Thursday, 4pm-10:15pm, $6250.00 (CareerLink Funding available, call 570-344-7037 to see if you qualify).

Register early, space is limited. Call or email for details and enrollment forms. For more information or to register, visit www.johnson.edu or contact the Continuing Education Department at 570-702-8979.

Johnson College to Hold Spay Day 2013

The Animal Care Center at Johnson College is currently accepting applications for Spay Day 2013, which will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. This will be the ninth year that the College has celebrated Spay Day in order to help control pet overpopulation.

According to The Humane Society of the United States, “World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter—a proven way to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.”

This one-day only clinic at Johnson College offers discounted spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats. Only residents of Lackawanna County with an income of less than $25,000 annually are invited to apply.

The deadline for filing applications is February 15, 2013 and will be strictly adhered to. Applications can be obtained at www.johnson.edu, by calling 570-702-8961, or by stopping by the Animal Care Center on Johnson College’s campus at 3427 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Incomplete applications or those submitted without verification of income will not be considered. Submitting an application does not guarantee that your animal will be accepted. Please no phone calls to check on the status of applications; Animal Care Center personnel will call eligible applicants to set up an appointment time. Also, day of walk-ins will not be accepted.

For more information on Spay Day 2013, please contact the Animal Care Center at Johnson College by calling 570-702-8961.

Veterinary Technology Program students Sinea Gallagher ‘12 (left), of Clarks Summit, and Justine Olsommer ’12 (right), of Sterling, volunteering during Johnson College’s Spay Day 2012.


Johnson College Open Benefits Students

On May 18, 2012, 120 golfers, which included a record 26 Johnson College alumni, gathered at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, PA for the benefit of current and future Johnson College students. The 20th Annual Johnson College Open, presented by sponsors Blackout Design and Sweda Advertising, raised over $35,000 – the most money to date for the Presidential Scholarship Fund!

Plans for the 21st Annual Johnson College Open are already underway. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, PA (rain or shine). For more information, contact Stephanie Orzalek, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement, at 570-702-8908 or sorzalek@johnson.edu.

Winners of the 20th Annual Johnson College Open
From left to right: Tom Ruddy; Lamont McClure; Ed Christiano; Joe Kohut

20th Annual Johnson College Open sponsors gather to congratulate Presidential Scholarship recipients.
From left to right (first row): Katie Leonard, Johnson College; Joshua Evarts ’13, Old Forge, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology; Ali Frankenfield ’13, Phillipsburg, NJ, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Veterinary Technology; Nicholas Desanto ‘14, Jermyn, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Electronic Technology; Stacey Ondik, Sweda Advertising; Stephanie Orzalek, Johnson College
From left to right (middle row):  Nicholas Costanzo, L.R. Costanzo; Donald Kalina, Highland Associates; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College; David Manasek, Manasek Auto Parts, Inc. (A NAPA Dealership)
From left to right (last row):  Joseph Shea ’85, Shea Demolition; Attorney Jill Spott, Sheils Law Associates; Tom Donohue, Lamar Advertising; Attorney Robert Sheils II, Sheils Law Associates

Johnson College Honors Scholarship Recipients

On October 10, 2012, over 100 Johnson College students, family and friends, donors, faculty, and staff gathered for the College’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, which honored 2012-2013 scholarship recipients as well as donors.

Speakers at the event included donors George Sweda, of Sweda Advertising, and Jack Reager, of Blackout Design, who both spoke about the importance of supporting Johnson College and its students.

Presidential Scholarship recipient Ali Frankenfield ’13, a Veterinary Technology student, also addressed the crowd, sharing, “The fact that there are people out there who care about us students and donate their energy, time, and money to help us through the financial aspect of our college journey will never cease to amaze me. I owe them my heart and eternal gratitude.”

Johnson College Scholarship Luncheon Speakers
From left to right: George Sweda, Sweda Advertising; Ali Frankenfield ’13, Veterinary Technology, Phillipsburg, NJ; Jack Reager, Blackout Design

Recipients of The Anthony Ploskonka Memorial Scholarship
From left to right: Dominick Carachilo ’82, Johnson College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs; Sierra Smith ’13, Veterinary Technology, Springville; Ian Farrar ’14, Computer Information Technology, Dalton; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College’s President and CEO

Biomedical Equipment Technology Students Modify Toys for Special Needs Children

Just in time for the holiday season, senior students in Johnson College’s Biomedical Equipment Technology Program donated toys to children at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton.

Students recently visited the Center to drop off a number of different toys, fully equipped with fresh batteries. Many Elmo toys were donated as well as two very special toys, which were modified with special needs children in mind. A number of senior Biomedical Equipment Technology students spent time rewiring a talking doll and a walking dinosaur so that the controls would be easier for handicapped children to activate.

Doug Hampton, Chairperson of the Biomedical Equipment Technology Program, explained, “My students adapted the toys by rewiring small switches, which are hard for special needs children to switch on and off. Now, the toys could be activated with the press of a large button instead. The students loved the hands-on experience of modifying the toys, and felt very good about donating them to the children at St. Joseph’s Center.”

To find out more about St. Joseph’s Center, which is currently celebrating its 125th Anniversary, visit www.stjosephscenter.org.

The Biomedical Equipment Technology Program at Johnson College prepares students as entry-level technicians for the operation, inspection, installation, calibration, repair, maintenance, and safety of patient-care and non-patient care equipment. Visit www.johnson.edu to learn more.

From left to right (Back Row):
  Doug Hampton, Chairperson of Biomedical Equipment Technology Program; Kelly Flanagan, St. Joseph’s Center; Joseph Trescavage, Jr. ’13, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Scranton; Jason Wallick ’13, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Factoryville
From left to right (Front Row):  Tiler Thompson, St. Joseph’s Center; Fancy Wideman, St. Joseph’s Center

Johnson College Giving Tree Benefits Over 100 Local Children

One of the Johnson College Social Force Club’s most successful activities throughout the academic year is the Annual Giving Tree. This year, the College’s students, faculty, and staff made holiday gift wishes come true for over 100 local children in need. Thanks to the Giving Tree, the holidays are much brighter for children in three of Scranton’s Head Start Programs and for many of the children of the College’s very own students and alumni as well.

The College’s Social Force Club is a community service organization that also provides cultural and social activities for students. Visit www.johnson.edu to find out more about Johnson College and its community involvement.

From left to right:
  Jeffrey Mikolaichik ’13, Architectural Drafting & Design Technology, West Wyoming; Aaron Bernatovich ’13, Electronic Technology, Moscow; Rebecca Woloszyn ’14, Veterinary Technology, Taylor; John Eggleston ’13, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology, Clarks Summit; Kira Blevins ’13, Architectural Drafting & Design Technology, Tobyhanna