Education

‘Coding is the future!’

As part of its comprehensive five-year strategic plan, South Williamsport Area School District has been making notable changes within its structure, adding safety features to all three of its school buildings, eliminating expenses throughout the district and placing a significant focus on ...

WASD, Central PA Food Bank to benefit BackPack Program

Williamsport Area School District students will be able to benefit from an upcoming casual Friday next month through a first-of-its-kind, community-wide event scheduled for Oct. 18. The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are ...

High school students invited to learn about higher education

The Lycoming County Counselors Association and Lycoming College are extending an invitation to local high school students to attend “College Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Keiper Recreation Center on the College’s campus. For more than a decade, the annual event, organized ...

Montgomery teacher and Loyalsock B&G supervisor receive 2019 Woodson Awards

Chris Ulrich, technology and agriculture teacher at Montgomery High School, and Brian Bubb, supervisor of Building and Grounds for the Loyalsock Township School District, were presented with this year’s Lauretta Woodson Awards from the Lycoming County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of ...

Loyalsock Township grad receives 2019 Hafer Scholarship

At its June member luncheon, Lycoming County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees presented the 2019 Arlene B. Hafer Scholarship to recent Loyalsock Township High School graduate, Madison Fox, daughter of Todd and Lynn Fox. The scholarship is named for Arlene B. Hafer, a ...

County’s Miss Agriculture plans to share about farming industry

Olivia Clester, of South Williamsport, was recently named the 2020 Lycoming County Junior Miss Agriculture USA, a non-profit agriculture promotion organization featuring queens of all ages that promote, celebrate and educate about the diverse aspects of agriculture, all over the ...

Penn College, Volvo continue student-centered aid

A equipment loan for a Volvo EC220 excavator has been made available through the end of the Fall 2019 semester and already has seen considerable use by students in the summer operations classes at Pennsylvania College of Technology in thanks to Volvo Construction Equipment, facilitated by ...

U.S. News names Lycoming College a top performer for social mobility

Lycoming College ranked No. 117 in the 2020 rankings for the U.S. News and World Report National Liberal Arts Colleges list — moving up 14 spots from the 2019 ranking. Lycoming College has consistently risen in the rankings, moving up 47 spots since 2016. In addition, this year Lycoming ...

Upcoming events for students, community

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will be holding a variety of upcoming events such as Mental Health Awareness Night, a Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair and the Business and Accounting Senior Reception. Mental Health Awareness Night Suicide prevention and mental health advocates, suicide ...

SJNRA announces new principal

After 20 years standing in front of white boards in the classrooms of St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Alisia McNamee is now behind the principal’s desk. As of Aug. 5, McNamee has been serving as the new principal for both campuses of St. John Neumann Regional Academy’s school ...

LHU opens academic year with annual Founder’s Day Convocation Ceremony

LOCK HAVEN — The annual Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony for Lock Haven University marked the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year. Founder’s Day Convocation traditionally recognizes outstanding faculty members who exemplify core values and who are acknowledged by their colleagues ...

Penn College professor authors book for IT professionals

The expertise of a Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member will help information technology professionals worldwide incorporate a vital networking tool. Lisa Bock, associate professor of computer information technology, has written “Learn Wireshark,” a 432-page book devoted to ...

Mansfield University sees increase in first-time students by 35 percent

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University welcomed the arrival of hundreds of first-year students and their families on campus on move-in day. This year’s move-in day was a bit busier than in previous years. The university is enjoying a sizable increase of enrolled first-time students. Enrollment ...

Bucknell study finds higher student loan debt may discourage grads

LEWISBURG — Today more than 44 million Americans have outstanding student loan debt of $1.5 trillion, making it one of the biggest consumer debt categories. And a new study co-authored by a Bucknell University Freeman College of Management professor found that higher student loan debt may be ...

Area students succeed at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE — Area gradautes from Jersey Shore High School and Mifflinburg Area High School recently have been acknowledged for their hardwork in classes and during summer internships. Jersey Shore graduate’s internship Madelyn Laubscher, of Jersey Shore, completed an internship this ...

East Lycoming Foundation holds annual summer camp

HUGHESVILLE — For three years, students at East Lycoming School District have looked forward to the end of the school year, but not just to take a break from class schedules over the summer months but to turn around and head back to school during two weeks of summer camps funded by the ...

Montoursville student receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Alex C. McWilliams, of Montoursville, was selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. “Alex is now a ...

City native named as a ‘Abigail Geisinger Scholar’

SCRANTON — Tyler Bogaczyk, of Williamsport, and nine other new doctors-in-training have committed to staying in the Scranton region to practice medicine by becoming part of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s (GCSOM) innovative Abigail Geisinger Scholars Program. The program helps ...

Lycoming College selected in Princeton Review’s 2020 guide

For the third year, Lycoming College has been selected as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn college degrees, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Lycoming College in the 2020 edition of its annual guide, ...

Penn College manufacturing students to study in Germany

Pennsylvania College of Technology received a grant from The National Science Foundation to combat the manufacturing skills gap to facilitate study abroad in Germany. The grant will cover the cost of sending 10 Penn College manufacturing students and two faculty to Germany next summer to ...