Carnival Delivers a Wild Ride

July 30, 2014 -

Shrieks could be heard across the entire 180-acre campus as the annual PTC Carnival spun into gear.

More than 700 students spun in circles, flipped upside down and turned every which way on the three main rides the carnival offered: the Superman, the Cobra, and the Round Up.

“It turned out to be a perfect night for the event, ” said Keith Merlino, Vice President of Student Services. “Not too hot, nice breeze and a great turnout.”

Students lined up for the cookout and dined on hamburgers and hot dogs. Specialty booths offered cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn and other carnival fare.

PJ the DJ provided dance music and the strains of the Cupid Shuffle got everyone dancing.

“Where else but at PTC can you ride on a cart propelled by toilet plungers” said one PTC student as he won a competition by being first to deliver a roll of toilet paper to a toilet seat at the end of an obstacle course literally “plunging” across the finish line sitting on a cart.

A number of games and competitions were provided by PTC faculty and staff. From putt-putt golf to ping pong toss, the events provided prizes and candy to competitors. Game booths included Wheel of Prizes, Super Softball, Corn Hole, Sand Art, High Rollers, Ladder Ball and Plunger Run. And School of Design instructor Brandon Jennings sketched caricatures.

PTC Summer Camp also was going on at PTC this week and 150 campers from across the region enjoyed the festivities and the unique environment that is PTC.

Christopher Morrison, a 2015 graduate from Norwayne High School in OH said, “I learned what it is like to be on a campus.”

Many students had their picture taken at the Photo Booth and then tagged the picture on PTC’s  Facebook page. Check out the Carnival Pics album from the Photobooth on Facebook.  Just CLICK HERE  for the photo set. If you see yourself, tag yourself and hashtag #ptiedu on Facebook.

A number of other photos were taken of the event. To see the album in Flickr, CLICK HERE.



Offering career-focused education since 1946, Pittsburgh Technical College (formerly Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI)) offers degree and certificate programs in more than 30 areas. Its 180-acre campus is home to the American Academy of Culinary Arts, the Energy Technology Center, the Nursing Simulation Center, and many hands-on specialty labs. PTC students can take advantage of online course offerings, on-campus residence halls, student activities, intramural programs and community service programs. PTC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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