Catching Up with Johnathan Quigley
Johnathan Quigley, Class of 2004, Diesel Technology, Mechanicsburg
Johnathan Quigley is a 2004 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and CPAVTS’ Diesel Technology program. During his senior year at CPAVTS, Johnathan participated in the co-op program, where he was employed with Cumberland Truck Equipment. Almost eleven years later, Johnathan continues to work for Cumberland Truck Equipment and is currently overseeing a new start-up shop in Hagerstown, MD. Throughout his tenure with the company, he achieved Volvo Master Technician status in 2007 and was promoted to Service Manager in May of this year. Johnathan currently has three technicians and one service advisor working for him. Other responsibilities include outfitting the new shop and mobile service unit, building a strong customer base and making the shop profitable by achieving maximum efficiency. When Johnathan is not working, he enjoys boating and riding his Harleys in the summer and cheering on the Packers during the football season. When asked how Cumberland Perry has helped him, Johnathan gave the following response:
“CPAVTS gave me a skill set to start building my career. As I got older I realized the instructors gave me more than a skill set. They always had a saying for this or disciplined us for that. They were teaching us good life qualities, honesty, respect and work ethic. I attribute everything above as a big part of why I’m where I am today.”
Program Spotlight - Advertising Art & Design
ADVERTISING ART & DESIGN
Wendy Lenker-Badorf is a 26-year veteran instructor in the Advertising Art & Design (AA&D) program at CPAVTS. Upon graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, “Ms. Badorf” worked in layout and pre-press for a printer for 1 ½ years. She then spent 5 years working as a designer at Smarilli Marketing and Communications in Harrisburg, an experience to which she credits learning about working with clients, photographers, and printers on accounts such as True Temper Tools, Hershey Foods, Harsco, and Amp. When Ms. Badorf was hired in 1988, there were NO computers in the classroom. My, how things have changed! Here are a few things she has to say about the program:
First-Year Student Wins Students for Strides T-Shirt Contest
Each fall, the students in Wendy Lenker-Badorf’s Advertising Art & Design class submit their designs for the Students for Strides t-shirt logo design. This year, a first-year student from Northern York School District took the prize with a very unconventional design.
“Honestly, I have no idea why they picked mine!” winning student Amber Wagner said about her design.
The front of the t-shirt boasts an image that anyone who owned a computer in the 1990s will remember: the iconic Windows error message pop-up, this time inquiring if an imaginary user would like to “delete this disease”.
“I thought it was clever to think about deleting a disease,” Ms. Wagner said. “I really liked the idea of incorporating technology into the design.”
Students for Strides is a contest that has been sponsored by the American Cancer Society since 2006, and Ms. Lenker-Badorf received a notice that the Society was hosting the contest that same year. Since then, her students have won every contest.
“I’m honored, and I’ve almost come to expect that we’ll be asked to participate [in the contest] every year!” Ms. Lenker-Badorf said.
The Making Strides walk is an enormous event held on October 18, 2014 on City Island, where thousands of participants and dozens of other teams aside from the Students for Strides group complete a 5k run or walk to support breast cancer research. According to the official Making Strides website, the initiative has raised a little over $140,000 so far. And CPAVTS’s Advertising Art & Design class plans to make its own contributions.
“This year, our goal was to have one hundred percent participation,” said Ms. Lenker-Badorf. “We’ve achieved that goal, and because of that we’re also holding a bake sale and taking the proceeds with us to the walk—it’s the first time we’ve ever done this.”
Although the focus this year will be on Amber and her design, displays will be set up on City Island, showing off the t-shirt designs that have won since 2006. It will be a commemoration of the hard work students have done in the past to spread awareness for such a terrible disease.
Did You Know? A Glimpse Inside the Electronics Technology Program
Students in CPAVTS's Electronics Technology program are taught about various types of circuits, how to properly use soldering techniques, and many other lessons that one might expect from such a class. But did you know that these students are also putting their skills to use in such creative endeavors as their Nanoline project? Tyler and Jordan (two students from Susquenita and Northern York School Districts, respectively), explain the project in this short video. The project will be a continuation of last year's work, and serves as proof that one can learn something new every day--and that the information just might shock you!
October Students of the Month
Rotary Club Students of the Month - October
Dalton Barr is a Big Spring School District student enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at Cumberland Perry. He is a member of FFA and Boy Scouts and active in his youth group. He hopes to attend the University of Northwestern in the High Performance Motorsports program.
Gwendolyn Anderson is a Greenwood High School student enrolled in the Advertising Art and Design program. Gwendolyn participates in SkillsUSA, FFA, Girl Scouts, SOS, and the Art Club. She also is a member of the yearbook committee, the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and the Spanish National Honor Society. Gwen plans to attend HACC for Graphic Design.