Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Students who will be attending Stevens next year:

It is that time of year again to complete the FAFSA. The Office of Financial Aid is providing assistance in completing the FAFSA process for 2016-2017. It is important to complete the FAFSA no later than May 1st to be eligible for all types of financial aid. Complete all of your financial aid steps before you leave for the summer break with our assistance! Open lab hours to complete the FAFSA will be held in Hartzell 107 on Tuesday and Thursday's from 9:00-11:00am and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am. If these times do not work you may stop by or email our office to schedule a time that is convenient to your schedule. You will need to bring your and your parent's 2015 tax return and W2's. We will also need your and your parents FSA ID. You can obtain this online at or we can assist you during the completion of the FAFSA. If you have already completed the FAFSA for next year, we will begin to process that information in a few weeks.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at Office of Financial Aid

Monday, March 14, 2016

Scholarships / Financial Aid / Etc.



Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) of 2008, we are required to provide you with resources to vote.  The links below will provide you with some excellent resources as well as the opportunity to register to vote if you have not done so already. 




Should you have any questions, please email us at or stop by our office in room 105 of the Hartzell Building.


The link below provides a great resource to search for scholarships for any student that has a disability. 


The MassMutual Scholars Program is a national scholarship program for high-achieving college students. Please help us spread the word to students you know!

In 2016, MassMutual looks forward to assisting at least 30 undergraduate students with scholarships worth up to $5,000. Students:

·        Must be entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or fifth year of undergraduate coursework.

·        Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

·        Should be interested in pursuing a career in the insurance or financial services industry.

Tell undergraduate students you know to apply today!

Application and info

Applications for the MassMutual Scholars Program are open
until March 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

MassMutual is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation.

We seek to increase the number of students completing college nationally, assist in decreasing student debt, raise awareness of careers in financial services, and recruit and retain the top talent touched by our programs.
Campus Community,

Please take a moment to read the letter below by selecting the link.  It is very critical to be aware of this major change that will impact our students and many offices on campus.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Michael DeGroft
Director of Financial Aid and Registrar


Please see the email below regarding a scholarship opportunity. has launched a program which offers two $1,000 scholarships for student who are both caregivers and actively enrolled in College.  The deadline for this scholarship is June 30th, 2016.

Link for information and to apply:


ezDinero awards its annual Latino scholarships through its various scholarship programs, including scholarships geared specifically for high school seniors, community college students, and current college students. In order to be eligible for our program, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree, be of Latino or Hispanic origin, and plan to enroll as a part-time or full-time student at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year.


A good friend of mine is on the Board for Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania.  This organization helps students who have financial need and had a parent who was killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident.  This year they awarded 56 scholarships totaling $184,000. I am trying to identify any students that may qualify to apply for this scholarship.  If you are aware of any students who had a parent killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident, please let me know. 

Michael DeGroft
Director of Financial Aid and Registrar
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology


The Band Together Scholarship is all about the most influential people in your life that have helped you get to where you are today. The annual scholarship will award $500 towards a student's tuition to the winner of a short essay contest. Please take a look

The 2016 scholarship contest is now open. Deadline: Dec. 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET Requirements: Here are the text requirements Minimum 800 words Maximum 2,000 Awards: Five winners will be selected Top prize $5,000 Second through fifth place will receive $1,000 each 2016 ESSAY TOPIC: You've likely heard the famous quote before, "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." The United States housing market can be unpredictable, volatile and cyclical. We've seen recent "ups" like the early 2000s and major "downs" like the Savings & Loan Crisis of the late 1980s and the devastating Foreclosure Crisis several years ago. Knowing what we now know, what measure(s) would you suggest (or what protections would you put in place) to prevent another housing disaster that would preserve homeownership and ultimately the national economy? Consider all levels of the market, including consumer (home buyers / sellers / owners), lenders (banks) and government (policies / bills / programs) as you map out an original, forward-thinking plan to avoid (at the very least minimize) mistakes from the past. Or, conversely, is another housing disaster simply inevitable? Provide factual evidence (references are strongly encouraged) to support your original plan / argument. ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: has issued $54,000 in scholarship money to 30 college students nationwide since the program was introduced in 2009. Each year, the company challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate in particular, which can be used to help foster a robust United States housing market. FORECLOSURE.COM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AT A GLANCE: continues to break new ground by offering a nationwide scholarship program. Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Freshman entering Fall 2016 are eligible once they have received a student ID number. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Essays that are not the original work of the entrant will be immediately discarded and eliminated from consideration. Follow us on Twitter at @foreclosure, and let us know how we're doing. We wish all the applying 2016 students luck. Thanks for posting our contest on your Scholarships page! Best regards, Brad Geisen President,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Resources Available for Thaddeus Stevens’ Students
Tutorial Services
English and Math Labs –walk-in service- located at the corner of the LRC
English Lab – staffed by professional adjunct English tutors (Mr. Dan Glass and Mr. Philip Malin)
Math Lab – staffed by professional adjunct math tutors (Mrs. Barbara Starin and Mr. Chris Gojda)
Hours for Both Labs:
Sunday                         1pm-5pm
Monday – Thursday    8am-8pm
Friday                          8am – 12 noon
Saturday                      closed
Peer Tutors – on campus
Each program of study has Peer Tutors and/or Professional Tutors. See the portal for a list of tutors and availability. Ask your instructor for more information.
Peer Tutors hold hours at given posted times. Some are in the lab/shop area of your program and others are at designated locations on campus.
Tutoring Resources – - Online 24/7 – At no cost to students !
  1. Watch 3 Minute video demonstrating
  2. Go to
  3. Create an account
  • Enter your Stevens email address as your username. (Note: You must use your Stevens email in order for the system to recognize you.)
  • will email your stevens email account with a link to set up your password.
  • Close the page.
  • Log on to your Stevens email.
  • Click the link or copy and paste into your browser.
  • Choose password and enter it.
  • You should be logged in.
  • Log out.
Computer Labs on Campus – with printers and internet connection
  • LRC
  • Mellor 209
  • Mellor 309
  • Branch Campus – Ground Floor Computer Lab
  • Programs of Study – Some have their own computer labs. Ask your instructor about hours available outside of class.
Most buildings on campus have free Wi Fi, including the dorms.
IT is located on the Lower Level of the Mellor Building. If you have any difficulty with your online account or accessing the portal, please stop by to see someone.
Reminder: Check your Email daily! This is how we communicate with you!
Library Services
Regular Hours of Operation -   See website and front door for holidays, break and summer schedules.
Monday – Thursday:   7am – 10pm
Friday:                         7am – 5pm
Saturday:                     Closed
Sunday:                        2pm – 10pm
There is no book drop; library materials must be returned during hours the library is open.
One-on-one assistance is available. You are not bothering us – please ask!

Library Resources – Some circulate with Stevens ID; others in library use only; some available online.
  • Books & Periodicals
  • Educational Technical Materials
  • Electronic Books
  • Electronic Journals
  • Electronic Databases
  • Reference
  • Interlibrary Loan  - Items can be requested online at the library’s web page, or by completing a paper
 form available at the library.
Access the Library on our Website at:
Additional information about the Library can be found in the College Handbook.
Computers and Related Equipment
  • Computer lab in library
  • Bring your own USB/Flash Drive to save files.
  • Laptops available to borrow – See librarian to sign out a lap top
  • Black & White Printers available - limited to 20 pages
  • Color Printing – $1 per page
  • Copier - per page fee using Stevens ID
  • Fax – free if school related
  • Wi Fi – free, but cannot print over Wi Fi

Study Rooms
  • Available for group study
  • Used for some Peer Tutoring

The library staff welcomes you to the library!
 Please stop by the library and introduce yourself!
 We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the resources you need.

Peer Tutors for the Majors

Peer Tutor
Auto Lab
Jason John
BAUD Class-Branch
Mike Bubeck
Mon-Thurs 8pm-10pm
Michael Crotti
Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm
Joseph Rodriguez
Mon.-Thurs 5pm -8pm
Branch Business Lab
Jacob Schell
Mon, Wed, Thurs 6pm-9pm
Jonathan Cleghorn
Mon.-Fri. 4:30pm-6:30pm
Daniel Moore
Wed. 2pm-4:30pm
Michael Lindsay
Tues & Thurs 2pm-4:30pm
David Fraile
Wed 12:30-4:30pm
David Rampolla
Tues, Thurs. 4:30-8pm
Marc Snyder
Tues 4:30-7:30pm
Brian Weaver
Mon & Thurs 4:30pm-7:30pm
Russell Lozon
Mike Svetecz
Dominic Bridi
Mon-Thurs. 4:30pm-8pm
Hanna Shank
Mon, Tues, Thurs 4:30pm-8pm
Wednesday 5pm -8pm
Daniel Fry
Math Lab
Michele Starer
Tues & Thurs 1pm-5pm
MET -Professional Tutor
Math Lab
Chance Burke
Kevin Quirk
RRM -same as CARP
Joseph Rodriguez
Mon.-Thurs 5pm -8pm
Marci Beggs
Mon. 1-3pm; Tues 4-7pm

Thaddeus Stevens Advisers

Advisors 2015 -2016

                                                                                                Office                                                            Hartzell

Program                                           Advisor                     Location                   Phone            Advising


Architectural Technology            Ms. Faro                   LRC/LL                       391-3505     Thur.            11am-1pm

Automotive Technology               Dr. Othman             LRC/Eng. Lab           391-3501     Tue.            11am-1pm

Business Administration               Mr. Arjona               Mellor 302               295-7819     Fri.            10am-12pm

Cabinetmaking &                           Mr. Passek (fall)      Mellor 2nd Fl.            391-7209     Tue.            11am-1pm

            Wood Technology             Ms. Bucy (spring)   Mellor 2nd Fl.            299-7759     N/A

Carpentry Technology                  Dr. Miles                   Mellor 307               299-7763   Wed. 10:30-11:30am

                                                                                                                                                         Fri.   10:45 - 11:45am

Collision Repair                               Ms. Hess                   LRC/Math Lab         391-7239     Mon.            11am-1pm

Computer Aided Drafting                        Dr. McKinney          Branch-4th Fl.           391-7238   Fri.10:55am-12:55pm   

Computer & Network                   Ms. Meley                Mellor 202               299-7760     Tue. & Thur.

Systems Administration                                                                                                   11:30am - 12:30pm

Construction Electrician               Dr. McKinney          Branch-4th Fl.           391-7238   Fri.10:55am-12:55pm   

Electrical Technology                    Mr. Bigler                 LRC                             391-3516            Mon/Wed.10-11am

Electronic Engineering Tech.       Mr. Passek (fall)      Mellor 2nd Fl.            391-7209     Tue.             11am-1pm

                                                            Ms. Bucy (spring)               Mellor 2nd Fl.            299-7759     N/A

Electro-Mechanical Tech              Mr. Adem                 LRC/Math Lab         391-3515     Mon.             8am-10am

Graphics Communication &        Mr. Rhoads             Mellor 205               299-7703     Thur.             11am-1pm

Printing Technology                     

Heating, Ventilation,                     Mr. Arjona               Mellor 302               295-7819     Fri.             10am-12pm

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Machine Tool &                              Ms. Hess                   LRC/Math Lab         391-7239     Mon.             11am-1pm

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Masonry Construction Tech.      Mr. Manning           Branch 452              299-7692     Mon. 9:30-11:30am

Mechanical Engineering Tech.    Mr. Manning           Branch 452              299-7692     Mon. 9:30-11:30am

Metals Fabrication/                       Ms. Meley                Mellor 202               299-7760     Tues. & Thur.

            Welding Tech                                                                                                                      11:30am - 12:30pm

Plumbing Technology                   Dr. Othman             LRC/Eng. Lab           391-3501     Tue.             11am-1pm

Residential Remodeling                Mr. Rhoads             Mellor 205               299-7703     Thur.             11am-1pm

Water Environment Tech.           Ms. Faro                   LRC/LL                       391-3505     Thur.             11am-1pm