Education

First Citizens Community Bank announces 2018 scholarship recipients

MANSFIELD — First Citizens Community Bank has awarded three students scholarships for their academic success and community involvement — Alexis Jackson, of Peach Bottom; Jenna Harnish, of Ulster; and Zachary Lundgren, of Mansfield. The 2018 Ag Scholarship recipients were Alexis Jackson ...

Students see nature up close at power plant’s wetlands

By LISA TRIGG Tribune-Star CAYUGA, Ind. (AP) — Heaven Gruner and Brooklyn Gossett will never look at the Wabash River the same way again. As eighth-graders at South Vermillion Middle School, they were among about 100 students from Vermillion County who explored the Cayuga power plant ...

Chief Marketing Officer at SAP to speak at Lycoming College

Lycoming’s Institute for Management Studies (IMS) will host Global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP Alicia Tillman ‘97 to present as a guest lecturer in the Harding Lecture Series. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Her lecture, titled ...

Penn College student receives Graham Nursing Scholarship

Pennsylvania College of Technology student Kara N. Libby was one of eight recipients of the 39th annual Lee and Bessie Graham Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship recently was presented by UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven Hospital and the Lee & Bessie Graham Nursing Scholarship ...

Community garden

JERSEY SHORE — The community garden located outside of the Jersey Shore Elementary School, 601 Locust St., is fostering stewardship within the community and teaches students to be more environmentally friendly. Josh Ely, 5th grade teacher in the Jersey Shore School District and avid gardener, ...

A student’s story: Finding our niche

The first time I performed was at a river lot party on the Fourth of July when I was seven years old. I was asleep in a tent with my younger brother when the music woke me. When I peeked out of the tent, I saw a girl singing on a stage and I wanted to try it. I had never done anything like this ...

Penn College women welders compete at SkillsUSA National Championships

Three talented female welding students from Pennsylvania College of Technology didn’t win their national competition, but the result of their effort will endure much longer than the shine of any medal. A rocket stove manufactured by welding and fabrication engineering technology students ...

Human resources veteran joins Lycoming College

Lycoming College recently announced the appointment of Kacy Hagan as its director of Human Resources and Risk Management, where she will serve a key role as a senior officer on the administrative cabinet for president Kent C. Trachte. Hagan brings a wealth of experience in higher education ...

Alexanders donate Model T to automotive restoration program

A 1926 Ford Model T, traded to Alexander Nissan in 2013 by its Picture Rocks owner, has been donated to Pennsylvania College of Technology students for use in automotive labs. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships donated the vehicle that was recently offloaded onto main campus, accompanied by ...

In the schools

Area native participates in University of Vermont’s TREK program BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sarah Ladd, of Lewisburg, and more than 250 first-year University of Vermont students, led by 80 upper class leaders, began their UVM experience as part of TREK, a seven-day first year enrichment program ...

FutureLabs

“I’m into engineering,” said Louis Tyson Baldwin in a matter of fact tone as he explained his enthusiasm for starting the new school year. The sixth grader at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School (LVIS) is eager to learn technology skills for both the present and future as part of the new ...

‘Socktoberfest’ returns to Curtin Intermediate

Curtin Intermediate will kick off its third “Socktoberfest” to help “kick it to poverty” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The event will help launch the school’s month-long sock drive to benefit Lycoming County’s homeless. The movement, better known as #socktober, began six years by ...

Administrator named dean at Penn College

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Randy J. Zangara dean of college transitions and first year initiatives. As dean, Zangara is responsible for coordinating and aligning first-year programs and services and the development of a collegewide retention plan. He oversees the Penn ...

Surgical technology board exam pass rate beats national average

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s 2018 surgical technology graduates have passed the national Certified Surgical Technologist Examination, conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, on their first attempt with a 91.67 percent pass rate, exceeding the ...

In the schools

City native to perform with The Pride of The Valley Marching Band ANNVILLE — Sydney Keller, of Williamsport, is one of nearly 150 students participating with the Pride of The Valley Marching Band at Lebanon Valley College. Keller, a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, is pursuing a ...

Mansfield University to hold ‘Heroes Come Home’ Homecoming weekend

Mansfield University will celebrate “Heroes Come Home” with alumni, family and friends during Homecoming weekend from Oct. 19 to 21. The weekend will feature the return to campus for Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Seth Kelly, who will serve as Grand Marshall of Saturday’s homecoming ...

Bloomsburg University to present urban inequality scholar Elijah Anderson

BLOOMSBURG — Elijah Anderson, a leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists and the William K. Lanman Professor of Sociology at Yale University, has been named keynote speaker for the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal Arts (COLA) Symposium. Anderson will ...