Archives: Success Stories

Lapina Burris

My journey to college started in 2007. I learned of P.I.T. from a billboard on Septa’s transportation system. I rushed home to discuss the thought of returning to school with my adolescent daughter. I believe she was more excited about the opportunity than I was! After the talk with my family and some brainstorming, I … Read more »

Pamelia Isham

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Pamelia Isham graduated from the Practical Nursing Program in December 2013, ending another phase of her education at P.I.T. She completed an A.S. degree in Allied Health in 2011 and plans to follow her PN certification with a Bridge Program to obtain her RN degree and work as a Surgical Nurse. Working full time as … Read more »

Melissa Sheffield

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Melissa Sheffield came to P.I.T. to start over. After spending years in administrative functions at the Court House, she needed to find a new path and chose P.I.T. and Engineering Graphic Design. Melissa quickly became a star at P.I.T. as she stood out from her classmates for her maturity, her engaging personality and her ability … Read more »

Emma Howell

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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 »

Kristen Kendall

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Dominque Shannon

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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 »