Archives: Success Stories

Emma Howell

Inspired by many people, Emma Howell found selecting a few difficult. Emma’s parents demonstrated selfless living, loving God, sacrifice, and hard work. They encouraged giving your best and depending on God. Emma’s siblings inspired her in handling life’s challenges. Emma’s interest in physical therapy developed during treatment for chronic knee issues. It grew when Physical … Read more »

Dan Oxendine

“I was the first male in my family to attend college. I have worked manufacturing and the refinery industries for over 20 years. I wanted to go on to obtain a four year degree, and P.I.T. was the perfect fit for me.’” “At P.I.T., I was able to get engineering training from people who had … Read more »

Kristen Kendall

Attending P.I.T. has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I aim to combine my passions for human sexuality and physical therapy, and work toward that goal in the P.I.T. PTA program. What I have found to be extremely interesting is how often doctors and nurses do not have answers or are uncomfortable … Read more »

Andrew Schlosser

Andrew Schlosser credits his parents as his main childhood inspirations. Seeing their hard work to reach their goals and support the family, Andrew realized the value of dedication and discipline. “If you want to reach a goal, dedicating yourself to work hard consistently is the best way to get there,” he said. Andrew’s participation in … Read more »

Jasmine Hernandez

When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to major in mechanical engineering but got sidetracked at a four year school where they weren’t really paying attention to me. As a result, my program and my path got off track. I came to P.I.T. to get back on track without having to switch … Read more »

Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson has earned his associate degree in Computer Science and the distinction of Outstanding Student in English and Humanities. Rachelle Chaykin, Program Manager for the department, remarks that depending upon who you talk with, Kyle Wilson is a computer science student who dabbles in writing or a writer who studies computer science! Kyle is … Read more »

Vick Mahant

Vick Mahant has earned his associate degree in Computer Science and has earned the distinction of the Outstanding Student Award in his field of study. He has overcome many difficulties on his road to academic success such as coming to a new country, having to learn a new way of life, and a new type … Read more »

Myles Gordon

Myles Gordon graduated in December 2013 with his Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Madison, PA with his wife, their two children, and their family dog Yo-Yo to start his career as a Metrology Calibration Technician at PECO/Exelon. Myles attempted college full time straight out of high school at the University of Pittsburgh … Read more »

Dominque Shannon

A graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Clinical Medical Assistant certificate program, Dominique was recently hired at Park Stone Medical Associates after successfully completing 180 hours of Externship. Dominique demonstrated her superb work ethic, willingness to learn, and dedication to succeed. Dominique plans on continuing her education to become a Registered Nurse. Congratulations and … Read more »

Michael Martin

I entered the Engineering program at P.I.T. in the fall of 2014. I have met a lot of amazing people since my arrival and am very excited about working with the students and staff throughout my schooling. Since starting here I have been elected president of the Student Veterans Organization for P.I.T. and have learned … Read more »