Education

Penn College honors manufacturing engineering alumnus

A manufacturing engineering technology graduate who is now a college professor received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Pennsylvania Colle­g­e of Technology’s Summer 2018 commencement ceremonies at the Community Arts Center. Mark A. Atwater, a 2007 graduate of Penn College and an ...

Mansfield University honored among National Colleges of Distinction

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University of Pennsylvania has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the fourth consecutive year. “We are absolutely thrilled to once again ...

Children’s Learning Center grant lowers costs for eligible parents

The Dunham Children’s Learning Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently received a $92,118 grant to help reduce child care fees for eligible students who enroll their children at the facility. The CCAMPIS grant was issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The abbreviation ...

Lock Haven University announces plans to add 2 new Division II varsity sports

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has announced plans to add two new Division II varsity sports — women’s tennis and women’s golf — over a two-year period. The two-year phase-in will give LHU time for facilities planning and robust recruitment for golf, which has never existed as ...

Creative ways to thank teachers

A great teacher is a gift that can last a lifetime. So how to show our thanks? Many teachers say their favorite gifts are homemade. Presents that speak to a child’s genuine feelings for the teacher, or reflect the teacher’s interests, are the most authentic. Time and thought trump ...

Lock Haven University juniors conduct research at Cornell

LOCK HAVEN — Two Lock Haven University rising juniors, Samantha Clark and Chadd Miller, spent their summer completing a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program at Cornell University. Clark, a biology major of Elysburg, has been working with the Boyce Thompson Institute at ...

­Aspiring professionals awarded National HVAC Scholarships

Three Pennsylvania College of Technology students are among the 34 national beneficiaries of $58,000 in financial assistance from a partnership of longtime industry supporters. Joseph V. Gullace, of Livingston, New Jersey; Christopher J. Milliken, of Bellefonte; and Austin R. Reynolds, of ...

Creature comforts

I picked up the phone on my desk at work and smelled cheap men’s cologne. The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end, my animal instincts on high alert. I am ordinarily the only person who uses that phone. My husband, who doesn’t wear cologne, is the only man who works at our office. It ...

Back to school

With the upcoming school year starting soon, students are beginning to stock up on pencils, notebooks and folders. In addition to the classic supplies to prepare for school, local schools share different ways for students, and parents, to be prepared for the new school year. For freshmen ...

Lock Haven University holds Robotics Camp

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University computer science faculty recently held a weeklong Robotics Camp for middle school students from July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Annie Halenbake Ross Library. Students from Keystone Central School District took part in the camp that provided hands-on experience ...

WASD launches new website

The Williamsport Area School District announced the launch of its new website. Using Watsontown-based marketing firm MojoActive, the website was built using the latest design features with a more responsive interface, is sleeker and more intuitive to provide an improved online ...

Dental hygiene students treat 400 children in Dominican Republic

Seventeen Pennsylvania College of Technology dental hygiene students recently returned from the Dominican Republic, where they provided dental care to children at six schools in the Las Terrenas area. Most students were enrolled in Oral Health Care Field Experience, an elective course that ...

In the schools

Lycoming Nursery School to hold open house Lycoming Nursery School, 825 Arch St. will hold an open house for the 2018-2019 school yar from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Availability is limited. For more information, visit www.lycomingnurs eryschool.com or contact the registrar at ...

LHU nursing program granted continuing accreditation status

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University RN to BSN online nursing program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners. The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by ...

Lycoming College prepares new students for college life

For many recent high school graduates, the next step down the road of life is leaving home and starting college. It’s an exciting first taste of freedom, when students traditionally test both their wings and their limits, all while getting an education that will set them on a career path four ...

Lycoming honored as College of Distinction for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, Lycoming College has been recognized as a College of Distinction, with further honor given to both the education program and the business program. Lycoming was originally named a College of Distinction in January 2017 for its engaging student body, excellence in ...

Penn College hosts 9th annual National Heavy-Gauge Thermoforming Workshop

The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently hosted 11 industry professionals from six states for its ninth annual National Hands-On Heavy-Gauge/Sheet-Fed Thermoforming Workshop. The three-day program featured presentations from renowned experts ...

In the schools

Hanna Williams honored as 2017-18 NEAC Female SAAC Member of the Year GANSEVOORT, N.Y. — The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Penn College’s Hanna Williams as the 2017-18 Female Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Member of the Year. Williams joins Keuka ...

Christopher T. Secules Memorial Scholarship awarded to Hughesville graduates

Representatives of the family of Christopher Secules recently presented the Christopher T. Secules Memorial Scholarship $500 award to both Raymond T. “Trey” Pachucki III and Jacob T. Reynolds, recent graduates of the Class of 2018 of Hughesville High School. Pachucki is the son of Leslie ...