Education

Lycoming named recipient of $460,000 grant from Stabler Foundation

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has again awarded a grant to Lycoming College, this time in the amount of $460,000. This sixth consecutive grant won by Lycoming College from the Stabler Foundation brings the total gift amount from the foundation to $3.75 million, all earmarked ...

Students of the Month

Garbick Dylan Garbrick, son of John Garbrick, and Angie and Rob Beiter, was named South Williamsport Area High School’s Student of the Month for December. He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as the vice president of the Foreign Language Club. He also is serves as ...

Penn College’s School of Health Sciences reorganizes

One of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s largest academic schools, the School of Health Sciences, has a new dean, assistant dean and assistant dean of nursing. Sandra L. Richmond, formerly assistant dean of nursing, has been appointed dean of the school. She succeeds Edward A. Henninger, ...

Honor rolls

Williamsport Area High School Second marking period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 9 — Skylar A. Blaker, Zola Marie Daverio, Margaret K. Fausnaught, Tyler C. Fausnaught, Michael Dean Fisher, Violet Watters Lindsay, Zoey R. Myers, Kathryn J. Penman, Dillan Patrick Read, Nolan L. ...

Variety of noncredit Adobe classes to be held at Penn College

Three classes covering a variety of creative tools in the Adobe family of software applications will be offered in March by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The courses are taught by qualified instructors in a relaxed classroom ...

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Eight students in Penn College’s hospitality majors were selected to help prepare and serve food for the Pennsylvania governor’s residence annual winter gala in December. From left are Chef Michael J. Ditchfield, instructor of hospitality management/culinary arts; students Austin B. Ovens, of Elizabethtown, Mallory A. Hoffman, of Pottsville, Jacob W. Parobek, of Seltzer, and Kelsie F. Thomas, of Darby; Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf; Gov. Tom Wolf; and students Magdalen C. Bennett, of Erie, Bridget M. Callahan, of Pottsville, Amaris T. Smith, of Williamsport, and Charlie E. Cooke, of Wayne.

Students serve gala dinner at governor’s residence

A formal event at the Pennsylvania governor’s residence was the destination for eight Pennsylvania College of Technology hospitality students, who were given the opportunity to showcase their skills and work alongside the residence’s executive chef. For close to 15 years, students and ...

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Board members Donna Gavitt and Michael Mamrak move a human heart across a three dimensional space on a Zspace at a board meeting on Jan. 9.

East Lycoming School District aims to provide the tools of the future

HUGHESVILLE — East Lycoming School District’s Education Foundation is starting a capital campaign to raise funds for a project that both the district and the foundation believe will have endless educational potential. The East Lycoming Education Foundation Technology Innovation Center is ...

James V. Brown Library seeks tutors at The Learning Center

Make a difference in someone’s life at The Learning Center. Volunteer to help someone achieve a long-awaited personal goal of getting their high school equivalency degree that they set aside to raise a family, or to get a job to survive or to manage a personal struggle. Another person may ...

Student Awards presented to Penn College graduates

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

New behavioral program to launch at Central Elementary

Central Elementary School teachers and staff will kickoff the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program that aims to improve how children are taught appropriate behavior today. PBIS is a school-wide initiative to teach and encourage good behavior through individual ...

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Bimbo Bakeries donated to Lycoming Valley Intermediate School’s BackPack Program recently.  Nearly 100 students enrolled in the BackPack Program there received an Amazon Kindle and a gift card to Weis, a $5,000 contribution. The company also provided volunteers to help fill nearly the same amount of backpacks for students to take home over break. Pictured are members of the Bimbo Bakeries volunteer team.

‘A Gift of Hope’

Just in time for the holidays, Bimbo Bakeries provided a special surprise today to the nearly 100 Lycoming Valley Intermediate School (LVIS) students enrolled in its BackPack Program recently. Nine company volunteers not only helped pack the 94 backpacks for this week’s distribution but it ...

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Shown from left, are Rick Mirabito, Lycoming County commissioner; Anthony Eck, Lock Haven University senior; and commissioners Tony Mussare and Jack McKernan.

Lock Haven University student presents research at commissioners’ meeting

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University senior, Anthony Eck, presented his community based research to the Lycoming County commissioners during a community board meeting recently. Eck, of Hanover Township, is a health science major with a concentration in community and public health and a minor ...

Lycoming College Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar series to feature poet

The English Department of Lycoming College will hold a reading by American poet Christopher Bakken as part of its Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing series this spring of 2018. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall of Lycoming College, ...

Dean’s lists

Bloomsburg University TROUT RUN — Leah Fritz. Iowa State University Ames, Iowa WESTFIELD — Hayley Marie Painter. Saint Michael’s College Colchester, Vermont COGAN STATION — Kevin M. Fox. Widener University Chester LEWISBURG — Eliza Newlin, Thomas Rathburn. Grove City ...

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Genesis Clark, eleventh grade student, left, speaks with Kaitlin Eck, the new Williamsport Area High School career counselor, at a recent visit to Eck's office in the guidance department at Williamsport Area High School.

Career counselor helps students carve out a future

Williamsport Area High School changed its guidance department to incorporate a career counselor to help students this year. “I would describe the position as being retooled. We didn’t add a position ... We retooled a position we already had,” said Dr. Richard Poole, director of student ...

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Dr. Loretta Dickson, associate professor of geology at Lock Haven University, is shown with a fulgurite rock that she recently excavated and brought to campus to analyze.

Lock Haven University professor works with students on fulgurite rock discovery

LOCK HAVEN — A lightning strike that hit a soil-gravel road on a farm in Rebersburg produced a rare rock called a fulgurite. Fulgurites are lightning-induced molten rock, sand, or soil that cool and harden to form long tubes of glass. Pieces of the fulgurite were brought to the Department of ...

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Alumna credits education, experiences at LHU for career

LOCK HAVEN — Andrea Mull, an alumna of both Lock Haven University and Lock Haven University Clearfield, credits her successes in her professional career as associate director of student health services at Penn State Harrisburg, to her education and experiences at LHU. Mull attended LHU from ...

Dream & Do Art Challenge seeks submissions by Feb. 2

WVIA Public Media and Pennsylvania College of Technology invite students, teachers and parents to share their unique world vision with others through public media in the Dream & Do Art Challenge. Artists who wish to enter should use simple materials — paper, crayons, markers, pencils, ...

Stabler Foundation boosts scholarship funding for Penn College

Additional funding from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg will help qualified transfer students enrolling at Pennsylvania College of Technology achieve their educational objectives. The $460,000 in scholarship funding — allocated by Penn College for the unique ...