In the schools

SBDC partners with area representative to provide business consulting services

SUNBURY- The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available at a local legislator’s offices in June to provide entrepreneurs with free consulting services and information.

Assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17, at Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver’s office, 106 Arch St., Sunbury.

This one-on-one consulting emphasizes education to those interested in starting a new business, or expanding their existing business. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge. Typical business topics include how to start a business, financial analysis, hiring employees, bookkeeping, preparing a business plan, financial forecasting and marketing strategies for growth.

Appointments are required and must be scheduled two business days prior to the meeting date. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact the Bucknell SBDC office at 577-1249, or 866-375-6010. To request services or view recent success stories, visit

Comcast awards $188,000 in scholarships to 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors

HARRISBURG – The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.

Comcast, joined by Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and other government officials, recognized the students at a special event held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in May.

“Governor Tom Corbett joins me in congratulating these gifted students for their outstanding achievements,” said Lt. Governor Cawley. “We also commend the Comcast Foundation for its ongoing charitable support of programs like this scholarship.”

“Comcast recognizes the importance of fostering leadership and excellence in the next generation,” said Jim Samaha, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “These students are role models in their communities and at their schools. We commend them for their exceptional achievements, and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, involved in their schools, and serve as models for their fellow students.

Since the program’s inception, more than $17.7 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 17,000 scholarship winners nationwide.

Area scholarship recipients were Daniel Flack, Bucktail High School; Morgan Chambers, Loyalsock Township High School; Dominic Galanti, Montgomery Area High School; Rose Morris, Montoursville Area High School; Joseph Pierce, St. John Neumann Regional Academy; and Aleesha Smith, Williamsport Area High School.

In the Schools

Mansfield offering online option for

criminal justice associates degree

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University is now offering a Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) associate degree that will allow prospective students to earn their entire degree online.

The new program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who would like the freedom to complete course work at their convenience, such as current criminal justice practitioners, current military, or students with full-time jobs or other commitments.

The new CJA track will be offered this fall and applications are being accepted.

For more information, visit admis, call 577-6826 or 662-4243 or email

LHU Clearfield summer camp

CLEARFIELD – The Lock Haven University Clearfield campus will hold a summer camp for middle-school aged students from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 17 through 20.

The four-day summer learning experience, Health and Science Summer Camp, is designed for students entering grades 6 through 9. Campers will participate in a different set of hands-on and fun activities each day related to the health and science fields.

If you would like to know how the body works, learn about the role of health professionals, and discover the science behind the plastics we use every day, this camp is for you.

The Health and Science Summer Camp will feature the following topics:

Day 1 – Head to Toe: How the Body Works

Day 2 – A Glimpse into Nursing and Healthcare

Day 3 – Plastics, Polymers and Recycling

Day 4 – A Day in the Life of a Physician Assistant

For more information on the Health and Science Summer Camp, call Casey Friberg 814-768-0559. For more information on LHU Clearfield, visit

In the Schools

Penn College to offer

noncredit adobe classes

Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering several noncredit Adobe classes this summer.

Introduction to Dreamweaver, from 6 to 9 p.m. today and June 11 – Learn how this web-publishing tool makes it easy to design websites.

Photoshop Elements 10 Level 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. July 9 and 11 – Designed for the hobbyist or novice photographer; learn how to edit and share photos.

Adobe Acrobat X Pro: Level 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 – Designed for those with little or no experience using Adobe Acrobat Pro who need to create forms and share PDFs.

Illustrator CS5: Level 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11 – Learn how to create complex and attractive illustrations and type effects using this sophisticated software program.

InDesign CS5: Level 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 – Learn the tools that can help you create eye-catching printed documents.

InDesign CS5: Level II, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 – Heighten your knowledge by using the advanced features of InDesign.

For more information, call 327-4775 or visit “”> and click on “Courses” for a complete course listing, descriptions, dates and registration information. For more about credit offerings at Penn College, visit

SBDC workshop:

Shale Energy 101

LEWISBURG – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, “Shale Energy 101; Small Business Supply Chain Opportunities,” from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday in the SBDC Business Education Center, Room 308 of the DeWitt Building, 416 Market St.

The discussion will focus on the shale industry, including Marcellus and Utica Shale, how businesses benefit from the shale industry, what drives the supply chain, tracking and learning about the industry and trends as well as resources and helpful links and local businesses success stories.

Presenters will include Steve Stumbris, director of the Bucknell SBDC: Maureen Hauck, assistant director of business consulting with the Bucknell SBDC; Matt Henderson, shale gas asset manager with Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research; and Randy Beiler, of Pik Rite Inc. as well as a representative from Stahl Sheaffer Engineering LLC.

The cost to attend this workshop is $35; registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit, call the SBDC at 577-1249 or email Veterans may attend at no charge.