Education

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Students of the Month

Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center announced the recipient of the Student of the Month award for June. Tessa McElroy, of Hughesville, is a 2016 graduate of Hughesville High School and graduated from the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center in August. She was selected for achieving ...

8 students score a ‘high 5’ on AP exams

A total of eight North Penn-Mansfield High School students achieved a score of 5 on a series of examinations from the College Board’s Advanced Placement programs last spring. Earning a 5 in AP calculus AB, taught by Paula Harold, was Blake Nelson. Of more than 317,000 students who took ...

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Penn College appoints associate director of admissions

Audriana L. Empet has been named associate director of admissions at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Empet, of Corning, New York, comes to Penn College from Cornell University’s Center for Technology Licensing, Ithaca, New York, where she was employed as a communication and outreach ...

Area dean’s list students

Pennsylvania College of Technology WILLIAMSPORT — Waleed S. Alamri, Sharon L. Androvette, Aileen M. Booth, Abbey L. Bower, Madison L. Carey, Angela M. Cipolla, Brigette M. Cleary, Marianne E. DePasqua, Denise N. Fortin, Carlo D. Gardner, Michael R. Harer, Katharine R. Kieser, Hallie ...

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Students try to put a pole on the ground all together in a group exercise during Williamsport Area High School Freshman Academy orientation day at Camp Susque recently.

Williamsport freshman enjoy orientation at Camp Susque

For the first time this year, incoming freshman students for the Williamsport Area High School were invited to enjoy a day of activities and bonding before school starts at Camp Susque in Trout Run. “This is the second year we’ve had the program, and our third year we’ve had our ...

Bucknell University opens 172nd academic year at convocation

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University welcomed its largest incoming class when it opened its 172nd academic year at convocation on Sunday in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The 977 students in the Class of 2021 come from 31 states, the District of Columbia and 49 countries that range ...

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Lycoming College featured in The Princeton Review

Lycoming College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and is featured in the 2018 edition of its college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.” Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the ...

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Heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology is one of six associate degree majors at the heart of a $1 million career-readiness grant awarded to Pennsylvania College of Technology by the National Science Foundation.

Million-dollar NSF grant to foster students’ career preparedness

How readily does early exposure to job-shadowing and internships translate into career success for today’s college students? That’s the million-dollar question to be answered by a National Science Foundation grant newly awarded to Pennsylvania College of Technology. Administered by the ...

Practical nursing information session to be held in Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — Pennsylvania College of Technology’s outreach practical nursing program, located in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the former music room of the school ...

Back-to-school tips to save you time and money

From shopping for school supplies to lunch meal prep, getting ready for the first day of school can be overwhelming. To help relieve some of the stress, the discount experts at Dollar General are offering a few money and time-saving tips. Start with the supply list When deciding what ...

St. John Neumann student honored for Mini-THON success

Four Diamonds Mini-THON recognized Connery McFadden, a rising senior at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, at the 2017 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on Aug. 4 in Hershey, with the Rising Diamond Award. Awards are given to students who excel in their local Mini-THON through areas including ...

QuickBooks accounting software classes to be offered at Penn College

Learn to run your business better with QuickBooks accounting software classes, two levels of which will be offered this fall at Pennsylvania College of Technology. QuickBooks: Level 1 New users will be introduced to the features of QuickBooks accounting software. Course topics include ...

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Crosscutters mascot Boomer, left, and Doug Estes, vice president general manager, center, present a $2,500 scholarship award to Kara Hershey.

NYPL Charitable Foundation awards scholarship to local student

The New York-Penn League Charitable Foun­d­ation has announced the recipients of over $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deserving high school graduates from the league’s 14 markets. The Williamsport Crosscutters are proud to announce that Williams­port High School graduate Kara ...

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BLaST IU17 recently held their first Para-Educators Conference.

Loyalsock Township hosts first para-educators conference

On Aug. 10, BLaST IU17 held their first Para-Educators Conference at Loyalsock Township High School. More than 180 paraprofessionals, teachers and educators from 10 school districts in the IU 7 region attended the event. The event’s morning keynote featured the video, “The Family ...

Physician assistant alumnus honored by Penn College

A 2008 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s physician assistant major was honored with the college’s Alumni Achievement Award at Summer 2017 commencement ceremonies, held Aug. 5 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. Kevin A. Hickman, of Avon, Connecticut, and a Luzerne ...

Area college graduates

Shippensburg University WILLIAMSPORT — Shaun T. Smith, Jr., bachelor’s degree; Zachary J. Welter, bachelor’s degree. CANTON — Toree Baxter, bachelor’s degree. GRANVILLE SUMMIT — Casey N. Norton, bachelor’s degree. LEWISBURG — Amy L. Faux, bachelor’s degree. MANSFIELD ...

42 Penn College scholar-athletes honored

With 42 North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes, Pennsylvania College of Technology finished ninth for total number of scholar-athletes in the 14-team conference which, for the third-straight year, set a record with 806 student-athletes receiving the distinction. This year’s ...

International expertise abounds at rotomolding workshop

Scores of industry professionals gathered at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Plastics Innovation and Resource Center this summer for advice about rotational molding from well-versed — and well-traveled — authorities in the field. A total of 42 participants from 26 companies — ...

How to help your child prepare for kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change — not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential ...