Education

Lycoming College awarded grant to develop program for first-year students

Lycoming College secured a two-year, $110,000 grant from the Booth Ferris Foundation to implement the Lycoming Summer Academy (LSA) bridge program in support of the college’s continued commitment to creating avenues of access and support for students whose backgrounds present risk factors to ...

Ronald McDonald House Charities honor 4 local students with scholarships

Four area students have been awarded prestigious Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) scholarships by RMHC of Northeastern PA due to their outstanding academic performance and community involvement. Winners will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. The four local students are part ...

FAMILY FEATURES
Students stand at their lockers in this photo courtesy of Getty Images. School days are right around the corner, so take some time to get organized.

Operation organization

Each new school year can feel like getting caught in a whirlwind of activity. Before things spiral out of control, take some time to get back to basics and organize your way to success. Whether you’re taking advantage of back-to-school season to get yourself on track or you’re helping a ...

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Jersey Shore Area School District recently hosted at STEM camp. At top, students use NASA solar glasses donated by NASA Goddard. The students learned how to safely observe the sun and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Jersey Shore hosts STEM camp

The Jersey Shore Area School District recently hosted KSEA’s STEM Camp for students entering grades four through nine. The NASA curriculums were divided into two groups, grades four and five and grades six through nine. Students spent the week being active learners working as scientists and ...

Penn College to offer digital imaging courses

Two digital imaging courses will be offered this fall by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Instructor Wayne Palmer has been involved with photography for more than 40 years. The owner of Palmer Multimedia Imaging, he will share his mastery ...

Area student receives full scholarship to PFEW

Alyssa Johnson, daughter of Anne and Rich, of South Williamsport and a junior at South Williamsport Area High School, was granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2017 at Lycoming College. PFEW is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an ...

Student awards presented to Penn College’s summer graduates

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its summer 2017 graduates. A commencement ceremony was held Aug. 5, at the Community Arts Center. The award winners, their hometowns and academic majors are: • President’s Award, presented for leadership ...

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Fran Hendricks, Mansfield University president, is shown with Kathy Wright, MU Presidential Coin for Excellence recipient.

Mansfield Presidential Coin for Excellence awarded to Kathy Wright

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University President Fran Hendricks awarded the MU Presidential Coin for Excellence to Kathy Wright, professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences, on July 19. The presentation took place at the Mansfield University Council of Trustees meeting. “Not ...

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Penn College plastics student honored with SPE Scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics student is one of three nationwide recipients of a scholarship from the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermo­forming Division. Logan A. Tate, of Williamsport, received the Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship, worth $2,500. The honor also ...

Mansfield professor travels to China to teach and explore

MANSFIELD — Lee Stocks, associate professor of Geosciences at Mansfield University, spent part of his summer teaching in China. Administered by the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE), Stocks’ opportunity also came about as part of MU’s participation in the ...

Local student receives Pine Street UMC scholarship

Pine Street United Methodist Church received a bequest from a member in 2006 designated for aid to church member music students. The fund has been used to assist with tuition for attendance at music camps and college tuition for music study. To date nine students have received grants totaling ...

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Pennsylvania College of Technology student Nicholas E. Mills, of Tyrone, mixes concrete. He is enrolled in building construction technology: masonry emphasis. Penn College will offer a new associate degree in concrete science technology in the fall of 2018.

New major to be rolled out at Penn College in 2018

Industry needs coupled with technological innovations have prompted a local college to introduce a new major beginning next year. Pennsylvania College of Technology will roll out an associate of applied science degree in concrete science technology for students next fall. Franklin H. Reber, ...

LLWS medical team to include nearly 50 Penn College students

A large group of Pennsylvania College of Technology students is set to join the medical team at the 2017 Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport this August. The students are pursuing careers as physician assistants and paramedics. During the 11-day tournament, they will ...

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Matt Love and his mother, Joyce, pose for a photo at their home in Blackwood, N.J. Matt attended Camden County Technical Schools. In 10th grade, he entered the pre-engineering academy, and before long was ranked No. 1 academically out of 322 students in the Class of 2017.

From HVAC to MIT: The changing face of vo-tech

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Love was a puzzle no one knew how to solve. He had been traumatized by his father’s drowning a week before his fourth birthday. By second grade, he was bored and acting out, so unruly that the private school he attended asked him to leave halfway through the year. ...

In the Schools

LOCK HAVEN — Join the Lock Haven University department of geology and physics to experience the 2017 solar eclipse from 1:15-4 p.m. Aug. 21 on the Lock Haven University Commons lawn. The eclipse begins at 1:15 p.m. with the maximum at 2:38 p.m. and the last contact at 3:56 p.m. Free solar ...

Consultant releases final report on state system review

MANSFIELD — The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), which was hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, provided the Board of Governors with its final report on Friday. The document includes additional ...

Jersey Shore graduate interns at the Hudson Institute

SELINSGROVE — Travis Eiswerth, of Williamsport, recently served an internship at the Hudson Institute. Eiswerth’s responsibilities included conducting research dealing with national and international security topics and submitting contributions via the Internet. Through the course of the ...

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Mansfield University Earth campers at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

Earth Camp held at Mansfield University

MANSFIELD — Seventeen high school students from the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania spent four days studying environmental education at Mansfield University’s Earth Camp during the week of July 9. The entire camp was cost-free to the participants thanks to a grant from Shell. Taught by ...

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Trustees Chairperson Bobbi Kilmer presents President Fran Hendricks the proclamation thanking him for his service to the university.

Mansfield University Council of Trustees honor retiring president

MANSFIELD — The Mansfield University Council of Trustees honored President Fran Hendricks at their regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 19. This was Hendricks last meeting before retiring from MU on August 18. Bobbi Kilmer, chairperson of the Council of Trustees, introduced a ...