Education

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Bob Lenz, author and public speaker, talks to Montgomery Area High School students. Lenz brought his anti-bullying message to all students in the school district.

Montgomery students get message: ‘No one should be abused’

MONTGOMERY — Bob Lenz can still recall the image: a teammate from his high school football team hanging by his jockstrap from a fence. He also remembered that he laughed when he saw the poor kid’s arms and legs dangling. But when he drew closer, he saw “Jack” was ...

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Amid six trucks that were donated in the past year, FedEx Freight representatives and Penn College faculty gather outside the Schneebeli Earth Science Center to share career advice with diesel technology students.

Penn College announces donation of vehicles by FedEx Freight

Five trucks – four Volvos and a Kenworth, all in the 2003-08 model-year range – have been added to the instructional fleet in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s diesel equipment technology program through ongoing support from FedEx Freight. “The donation of these additional trucks ...

SCLAFANI

Lycoming College alumni to speak about passion as the key to success

Lycoming College alumnus Robert Sclafani ’78, founding member and co-owner of Multi Image Group (MIG), will speak about his leadership, passion and personal values on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, at the corner of Basin and Fourth Streets. The event is free and open ...

Doerksen

Mansfield professor has two articles published

MANSFIELD — Teri Doerksen, professor of English at Mansfield University, has had two articles published in peer reviewed publications. Her article “A National Bildungsroman: Didacticism and National Identity in Mary Brunton’s Discipline and Susan Edmonstone Ferrier’s Marriage” has ...

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Williamsport Area High School PMEA District 8 participants.

20 WAHS students perform, 11 advance in PMEA orchestra

Twenty Williamsport Area High School students participated in last weekend’s Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 8 Orchestra at Loyalsock Township High School, 11 of whom will advance to the regional level. The students were admitted to the orchestra through a competitive ...

In the Schools

Adobe software classes scheduled at Penn College Instruction in two of Adobe Systems’ creative software programs will be offered this spring through Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. An Adobe Illustrator class will be held from 9 a.m. to ...

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Representatives of First National Bank present a $10,000 gift that will support two innovative educational programs offered by Penn College for high school students. From left are FNB’s Don Breon, assistant vice president/treasury management; Dan Hooper, market manager/vice president; and Peter Bower, team leader/vice president; with Elizabeth A. Biddle, the college’s director of corporate relations.

First National Bank gives $10,000 to programs for high schoolers

First National Bank representatives recently delivered a $10,000 gift to Pennsylvania College of Technology to help support its SMART Girls and Penn College NOW programs, innovative offerings that benefit hundreds of high schoolers. SMART Girls is a summer camp on the Penn College campus for ...

Upcoming kindergarten and pre-k registrations

Montoursville Montoursville Area School District’s kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held for children 5 years old before Sept. 1 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Lyter Elementary School, 900 Spruce St., Montoursville. Attendees should report ...

PSECU increases scholarship support fund for Mansfield students

MANSFIELD — The Pennsyl­vania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) supported Mansfield University students with $8,000 to the PSECU Scholarship Fund on Feb. 6. That is an increase of $4,500 from last year. PSECU Director of University Development Mike Verotsky, PSECU University Development ...

Area college graduates

Bloomsburg University WILLIAMSPORT — Brandon X Diep, bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting and finance; Nicholas Means, bachelor’s degree in English; Jeffrey W. Payton, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; Allison R. Phillips, bachelor’s degree in communication ...

VFW names 2017 spring scholarship recipients

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced the selection of 135 student veterans as VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” recipients for the 2017 spring semester. The program, in its fourth year, will distribute more than $600,000 in scholarships to help student ...

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Elizabeth A. Biddle, left, director of corporate relations for Penn College, accepts a gift of $25,000 from Ann Blaskiewicz, community relations manager north for UGI Utilities. The gift supports the college Penn College NOW and SMART Girls programs, both of which promote technology education for high school students.

UGI’s $25,000 gift supports programs for high schoolers

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the recent recipient of a $25,000 gift from UGI Utilities Inc. that will benefit innovative programs that serve hundreds of high school students. The donation will help support the college’s Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program and its SMART Girls ...

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Fran Hendricks, Mansfield University president, left, presents the Presidential Coin for Excellence to Ada Mae Saxton.

MU Presidential Coin for Excellence awarded to Ada Mae Saxton

MANSFIELD — Longtime Trustee and Mansfield alumna Ada Mae Saxton was awarded the Mansfield University Presidential Coin for Excellence by President Fran Hendricks on February 3. Saxton of Harrisburg, a 1953 Mansfield graduate, served on the Council of Trustees from 1997 until retiring from ...

Jersey Shore FBLA has 73 state qualifiers

Jersey Shore Future Business Leaders of America had a record-breaking year at the Region 7 Leadership Conference held at Pennsylvania College of Technology Jan. 4. A total of 175 Jersey Shore FBLA members competed against approximately 850 students from 18 schools across Region 7. A total of 73 ...

Area students named to honor roll

Jersey Shore Area High School Second marking period DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL Grade 9 — Sarah Elizabeth Alexander, Leighanna Beth Allen, Gabrielle Alexis Bellomo, Dylan Mikel Berguson, Kathrine Louise Brewer, Mackenzie Lynn Brooks, Norene Elizabeth Brown, Wyatt Elisah Buss, Alec Nathan ...

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St. John Neumann Regional Academy will hold its first ever mini-THON from 7-11 p.m. April 21 and 22. The committee, seated left to right are, Adali Matz, Connery McFadden and Bridget Foresman; second row, Luke Kaiser, Cheyenne Danneker, Raena Matz, Bianca Lilley, Elle Campana, Jenny Mertes, Cheyenne Mitchell, Juliana Kriner; and third row, Natalie Kolczynski, Oliver Matz, Andrew Fish, Casey McKimpson, Jaiden Lynch, Dalton Gough, Anthony Marrazzo, MayLyn Ettinger, Sarah Harbach, Morgan Kriner, Shayna McNamee, Molly Foresman, Matthew Harbach.

St. John Neumann Regional Academy to hold first Mini-THON

St. John Neumann Regional Academy, 901 Penn St., will hold their first mini-THON to raise funds for the Four Diamonds fund, which picks up where insurance leaves off and allows families to focus solely on caring for their child, from 7-11 p.m. April 21-22. The event is open to the public from ...

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Pennsylvania College of Technology physics professor David S. Richards uses visual aids to talk about past U.S. space missions during a previous Science Festival at the college.

Families invited for a night of hands-on science

Hands-on science fun is the focus of an evening designed for local families on Feb. 16, in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Field House. The college will team up with Lycoming College and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce to offer the city’s sixth annual Science ...

A student’s story

Imagine that you’ve just been hired at a new job. You work every weekday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the afternoon. The more you work, study and prepare for your job, the better you get at it and you learn new skills and hone your abilities as you go. Then the end of the week roles around, but ...

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Lock Haven student earns Lotze Future Physics Teacher Scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has announced that they have awarded a 2016 Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers to Brett Powell. This is the second year Powell has received the award. Applicants for the Lotze Scholarship must declare their intent ...