Student of the month
JERSEY SHORE - Sapphire Naugle recently was selected as the October Outstanding Ninth Grade student of the month for Jersey Shore Area High School.
The award is sponsored by the Jersey Shore Area Lioness. Naugle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Naugle. She was recommended by school faculty because she displays the qualities of promptness, preparation, reliability, courtesy, consideration, academic achievement and service to her community.
Naugle and her family will be honored and recognized for her achievement at a Lioness Student Award Dinner in May.
Jersey Shore student named
A local Misericordia University softball players was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete.
Co-captain Caitlin Cromley of Jersey Shore earned the award for the 2010-11 academic school year. Cromley is a physical therapy major.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recognizes these student athletes for having above a 3.5 grade-point average, as well as being varsity letter winners.
Mansfield University student
placed in biology presentation
MANSFIELD - Mansfield University biology major Clayton Paxson took first place in the undergraduate molecular biology category at the annual meeting of the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology held at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson on Nov. 4 and 5.
Paxson, a senior from Wellsboro, presented his research poster, "Identification of a Putative Triclosan Oxygenase in Sphingomonas sp. RD1."
Also at the meeting, Jeanne Kagle, associate professor of biology, conducted a workshop titled "Using Video Tutorials to Prepare Students for Microbiology Lab."
Faculty and students from 16 colleges and universities took part in the meeting.
Lewisburg student wins
criminal justice competition
University of New Haven students dominated the competition when the Psi Omega Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda Alpha Epsilon held its annual Region IV Conference Oct. 27 to 29.
Allison Wellsboro of Lewisburg took second place in the upper division in criminal law competition, second place in the upper division Corrections Competition and third place in the upper division crime scene.
The competition, in which students from 10 colleges and universities from throughout the Northeast participated, included written tests, crime scene analysis tests, firearms and agility competitions, as well as guest speakers and a job fair.
Local students organize
and run LHU health fair
LOCK HAVEN - Students in Lock Haven University's Health Promotion at the Workplace course organized and ran the university's annual Employee Health Fair on Nov, 3.
Local students who worked on the fair were:
Lauren Borrero of Lock Haven. She is a senior majoring in recreation management.
Diane Mills of Lock Haven. She is a sophomore majoring in nursing.
Tim Steinbacher of Jersey Shore. He is a senior majoring in recreation management.
The students formed committees for different phases involved in running a workplace health fair and oversaw the entire event. The students also assessed how successful the event was through survey questionnaires completed by the participants as well as the vendors.
Participants at the fair were able to meet with more than 30 vendors, sign up for dozens of door prize raffles and participate in student-run health assessments.
They also had the opportunity to receive health screenings and services, such as glucose testing and flu shots.
Lycoming College to host
automobile industry speaker
The Lycoming College business department will host Thomas A. Crumm, author of the book "What is Good for General Motors? Solving America's Industrial Conundrum" at 7:30 tonight Monday, Nov. 14, in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The free public event is part of the college's bicentennial celebration and symposium series.
Crumm's book focuses on aspects of the rise and fall of the automobile industry that could be used to improve the United States' manufacturing sector. His factors include corporate culture and leadership, employee empowerment and labor relations, the integration of technology and workers, supplier relations and vertical integration, and sales philosophy and customer satisfaction.
A third-generation autoworker, Crumm worked for General Motors as an industrial engineer. In the late-1980s, he was a strategic planner in Roger Smith's development of a Saturn expansion proposal, and in the mid-1990s, he led GM Chairman Josh Smale's scenario planning staff.
After leaving GM, Crumm became a consultant for Adaptive Materials Inc., which develops and produces solid oxide fuel cells for defense applications.