Thaddeus Stevens College News

Exit Lancaster helps students from city’s southeast fulfill their dreams

Posted by Chad Baker on Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 3:53 PM



This summer, more than two dozen students from the city's southeast signed up for Exit Lancaster. They’re eager to prove they are more than the disadvantaged neighborhoods they come from and ready to tackle the wider world.

The very name of the program can be seen as either insulting or inspiring. The idea of exiting the city is not meant “in a negative way,” said Mark Simms, principal at Edward Hand Middle School, which many Exit Lancaster students attend. “It's a mental awareness of what's going on out in the rest of the world.”

Click to read the full story online.

TSCT Recognized by Harrisburg Magazine

Posted by Chad Baker on Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 1:38 PM

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has been recognized by Harrisburg Magazine as the 2015 Readers’ Choice for Top Pennsylvania Junior College/Technical or Trade School.

This is the first year the category has existed and TSCT was chosen by the readers of the magazine as the top college!

This is another honor for the College and is specifically important as it is the readers who have selected TSCT as the top school.

Dr. Nye, Vice President for Academic Affairs will represent the College at an event later this month where TSCT will be recognized for this honor.

The “Simply The Best” issue of Harrisburg Magazine will be available this month and online at

Increasing number of people with bachelor’s degrees are turning to tech training

Posted by Chad Baker on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 7:36 AM

Tyler DietrichBy TIM STUHLDREHER | Staff Writer

In December 2012, Tyler Dietrich graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Unfortunately, “there wasn’t too much of a job market” for that qualification by itself, he said.

And his degree had taken longer than he expected, so “I just didn’t have the desire to go to any postgraduate schooling.”

While he was figuring out what to do next, he started working on a fixer-upper house his mother had bought in Lancaster.

Seeing that he enjoyed it, his grandmother suggested looking into trade school.

This spring, Dietrich graduated with a carpentry degree from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

To read the entire story, please click this link.


Posted by Chad Baker on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 1:27 PM

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology honored multiple students on Tuesday, April 28th at the College’s Annual Academic Awards Banquet. Students were recognized for their achievements in areas of general study and their program of study. The College also recognized several students with special awards.

Click here to see a list of the award recipients, as well as to view and download photos from the event.

Another Successful TSCT Female Grad

Posted by Chad Baker on Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
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Stevens 105th Commencement Ceremony Set For May 14

Lancaster, PA – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will hold its 105th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14, 2016 beginning at 1:00 PM in the Multipurpose Activity Center on campus. The college is honored to welcome Dr. Irvin Scott, Deputy Director of College Ready for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the keynote speaker for the nearly 340 students graduating from the college.

Details regarding the event include:

Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm;

Location: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA.

In addition to Dr. Irvin Scott, as the keynote speaker, the College will award three Honorary Doctorate Degrees and two Distinguished Service Awards. Mr. Thomas T. Baldrige, Ms. Carol Rae Culliton and Mr. Robert M. Krasne will be the 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipients. Mr. Paul Solis and Mr. Matthew M. Sullivan will receive the Distinguished Service Award.


More details will be released as they are made available.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a premier residential, two-year, fully accredited technical college that provides a free education to qualifying financially disadvantaged citizens of Pennsylvania as well as serving tuition paying students.  Stevens has expanded from its original student body of 15 to almost 1,000 students who are enrolled in 21 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. The majority of the College’s graduates have remained in the Commonwealth since it’s founding in 1905. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania's only state-owned, two-year college of technology.

For four consecutive times, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has been recognized by the Aspen Institute, an independent research panel, as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the country. Thaddeus Stevens College was one of three colleges in Pennsylvania recognized by the Aspen Institute. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has also been recognized by PA-ACT Council as the Pennsylvania Community College Exemplar for 2015. This honor designates Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology as the top two-year college in Pennsylvania.

This event is open to the media. College issued media credentials will be required to enter the building.  In order to obtain credentials, please send the name of the reporter/photographer/videographer attending.  Pass will be mailed or available for pick up the day of the event.

In order to obtain a pass, please contact Scott Noden using the information below. Once again please note, no media will be permitted without proper media credentials.


For more information, please contact:
Scott Noden @ Phone:  717.669-4920 or Email:

2016 Academic Awards Banquet