Education

Consultants deliver report on Mansfield and the State System

MANSFIELD — The report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), the consultant hired to assist with the strategic review of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, presented to the public and System officials during the Board of Governors meeting ...

EMT course scheduled at four sites in area

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Aug. 14, will be offered at four locations by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The course meets National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards and Instructional ...

New scholarship programs offer LHU students nearly $50,000 in funding

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University students now have numerous opportunities to fund the research and internship experiences that serve as a vital component of their education. In 2016, Lock Haven University received a donation that supports undergraduate research and internships in both ...

Area student to serve on Smeal Alumni Society Board

Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes one graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholarship throughout their academic career. The recipient will earn the opportunity to serve on the Smeal Alumni Society Board as an Ex-Officio Director for the ...

12 students represent tri-county on youth tour

MANSFIELD — Twelve high school students from Tioga, Potter and Bradford counties represented Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative on the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., in June. The Youth Tour drew a record 1,800 students from across the country to the nation’s ...

Marshall D. Welch III appointed Sloter Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

Lycoming College has named Marshall D. Welch III the first person to hold the Stanley ‘80 and Jolene Hall ‘80 Sloter Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship. As the former CEO of Autotrakk LLC, Welch was chosen for the endowed chair based on his success as an entrepreneur and for advising ...

Mansfield recognized by Colleges of Distinction for third consecutive year

MANSFIELD — By demonstrating continued dedication to High-Impact Educational Practices, Mansfield University has been named as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the third consecutive year. “Mansfield is a difference maker in the lives of its students and the nation they ...

More than 9,600 high school students traveled to Southern California to establish their own “Legacy of Leadership” as they competed against the top students from across the United States and abroad during the Future Business Leaders of America national leadership conference earlier this month. Students had the opportunity to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 70 business-related competitive events. Kurtis Johnson and Wyatt Nettling from Montoursville Area High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Both students competed in introduction to business — Johnson taking seventh place and Nettling taking 10th. They received their awards in front of more than 12,000 people at the Anaheim Convention Center. “To place in the top 10 in the nation is an extraordinary accomplishment! For both young men to make it up on stage in front of over 12,000 people to receive national recognition is awesome. Words cannot express how proud I am of these young men,” said Linda Keiser, FBLA adviser and business teacher at Montoursville. The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

More than 9,600 high school students traveled to Southern California to establish their own “Legacy of Leadership” as they competed against the top students from across the United States and abroad during the Future Business Leaders of America national leadership conference earlier this ...

Area students make dean’s list

Bloomsburg University WILLIAMSPORT — Micah B. Beiter, Leslie Marie Cooprider, Charla Logan Johnson, Julia Elizabeth Kepler, Rachel Lynn Lane, Brooke A. McConnell, Madeline Gabrielle Plummer. CANTON — Cassidy Jo Bellows. COUDERSPORT — Morgan Lynne Wilson. DEWART — Christina Megan ...

College graduates

Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pa. MILLERTON — Kelly Corrigan, bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience. The College of St. Rose Albany, N.Y. WILLIAMSPORT — Melissa Wenzel, master’s degree in education. University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa MONTOURSVILLE —Abigail Caviston, ...

Mansfield hosts GEAR UP Camp for high school students

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University hosted a group of 10th grade students from the Norristown, Allentown, Lancaster and Harrisburg school districts for the GEAR-UP 3 camp the week of July 9. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. This year’s ...

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Shown are the top nine winners of the Loyalsock Township Middle School seventh-grade class who entered the Letters About Literature contest. Winners include Rylie French, Emma Ebersole, Mia Blas, Madison Kelleher, Emma Rude, Grace Baylor, Lily Wimer, Meghan Alvarez and Victoria Roman. Also shown, is their English teacher, Victoria Krout, far left.

2 students place in ‘Letters About Literature’ contest

Two seventh-grade students from Loyalsock Township Middle School were recognized as top contenders in the Library of Congress’ annual Letters About Literature contest. Seventh-graders Madison Kelleher and Mia Blas entered Letters About Literature, a national contest where students submit ...

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Mansfield university students, Caitlin Moran and Nate Romanauski, joined other college students from the state on a trip to Belize earlier this year.

Mansfield leads state system honors trip to Belize

MANSFIELD — Every summer, one of the 14 universities from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education organizes a trip abroad exclusively for honors students. This year, Mansfield University volunteered to host the trip. Twelve of the universities, including Mansfield, selected two ...

Penn College’s Le Jeune Chef honored by Wine Spectator

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Le Jeune Chef Restaurant is among Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 “Award of Excellence” winners. Wine Spectator reaches more than 3 million readers with each issue and is the largest paid wine-focused/wine-lifestyle magazine. Its annual Restaurant ...

MUNCY — Lauren Bleistein, of Milton, recently was recognized as the recipient of a $500 VolunTEEN Scholarship presented by UPMC Susquehanna. 
The scholarship is intended to benefit a high school senior planning to further their education in the medical or allied health field. It is awarded annually by volunteer services to an active VolunTEEN who has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care, exemplary volunteer service and an academic record that suggests potential for success in the medical field. 
Bleistein has been a VolunTEEN with UPMC Susquehanna’s Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center since 2014, accruing more than 125 volunteer hours. As a volunteer, she has assisted with activities and worked alongside residents and staff.
“I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of the residents,” Bleistein said. “It is through the relationships that I built with residents that I found an interest in the challenges they face, particularly Alzheimer’s and dementia.”
Bleistein will pursue a degree in pre-medicine at University of Pittsburgh in the fall and plans to become a doctor, specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia research and treatment.

UPMC Susquehanna recognizes exceptional student volunteer

MUNCY — Lauren Bleistein, of Milton, recently was recognized as the recipient of a $500 VolunTEEN Scholarship presented by UPMC Susquehanna. The scholarship is intended to benefit a high school senior planning to further their education in the medical or allied health field. It is awarded ...

WAHS 2017 Distinguished Alumni nominations sought

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation’s alumni committee seeks nominations for the 2017 Williamsport Area High School Distinguished Alumni Awards. The 2017 recipients will be installed on the forthcoming Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame at WAHS this fall, where, for ...

Mansfield professor has article published

MANSFIELD — Karen Guenther, professor of history at Mansfield University, had her article, “A Question of Loyalty: German Churches in Reading During the First World War” published in the summer 2017 issue of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.

Penn College hires director of annual giving

Angela E. Myers has been named director of annual giving at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Myers, who began her duties June 26, comes to Penn College after working most recently for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, serving as director of client services — fundraising management. Previously, ...

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Loyalsock Township High School students recently traveled to Ecuador. Shown from left, are Heather Holmes; Becky Leid, Spanish teacher; Morgan O’Connor; Sienna Tolomay; Leah Jabbour; Jerad Garrison; Abagail Patel; Gerald Ross; Jonah Keissling; Hannah Walter; and Alex Reed.

Loyalsock Township High School students visit Ecuador

In June, nine Loyalsock Township High School students and two teachers traveled to Ecuador to learn the true meaning of Minga. The group worked alongside natives in the Amazon Basin, in collaboration with EF Tours and the Me to We organization, to help build the second phase of a water ...

Pallet company donates handcrafted display case to college

A Snyder County pallet company donated a handmade display case to Pennsylvania College of Technology during the Keystone Wood Products Association’s recent annual meeting on the college’s main campus. Remmey, the Pallet Company – a KWPA member that has relied heavily on Pennsylvania ...