Lycoming College recognized co-curricular student achievements on campus during its sixth annual Leadership and Service Awards Banquet on April 11 in the Recreation Center.
The greeting was given by 1976 Lycoming alumna Andrea D. Seuren, who established the event's Seuren Leadership Speaker Series in 2007 in memory of her parents. The series' purpose is to build a culture of leadership at the college that espouses service, ethics and critical thinking. This year's Seuren Leadership Speaker was Carol (Marsland) Schoch, who earned a bachelor's degree in music from Lycoming in 1973. She is the founder and director of the Detroit Children's Choir, established in 2006.
In the mid-1990s, she founded and directed the International Choir of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where she also established a choral program for children and teens. A native of the Philadelphia area, Schoch earned a master of music degree in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy from Oakland University.
Early in her teaching career, her husband, David, also a 1973 Lycoming graduate, began his career with the Ford Motor Co., which took them to Ohio, Michigan, England, Brazil and South Africa. David is now chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China. The couple has three daughters.
The award winners were Male Intramural Sports Athlete of the Year: John Roland; Female Intramural Sports Athlete of the Year: Katie Baldwin; Interfraternity Council Spirit Award: Myles Biggs of Lambda Chi Alpha; Interfraternity Council Service Award: John Hardy of Lambda Chi Alpha; Interfraternity Council Scholar of the Year: Daniel Angstadt of Phi Kappa Psi; Panhellenic Council Spirit Award: Tehrim Umar of Gamma Delta Sigma; Panhellenic Council Service Award: Natalie Johnson of Alpha Xi Delta; Panhellenic Council Scholar Award: Allyson Blizman of Alpha Sigma Tau; Interfraternity Council Man of the Year: Myles Biggs of Lambda Chi Alpha; Panhellenic Council Woman of the Year: Jennifer Gillin of Alpha Xi Delta; Fraternity-Sorority Adviser of the Year: Janice Ogurcak, professor of communications and adviser for Alpha Xi Delta; Chapter of the Year: Lambda Chi Alpha; Outstanding Program of the Year: Multicultural Awareness Group International Dinner; Student Organization Adviser of the Year: Dawn Burch, secretary for Health Services and adviser for Campus Girl Scouts; Student Organization of the Year: Panhellenic Council; Outstanding Student Leader: Stephanie Robinson; Outstanding Community Service Program Award: Gamma Delta Sigma Ellie's Pancake Benefit; Outstanding Community Service Fundraising Event Award: Alpha Psi Omega Jerry Allen Memorial Talent Show; Outstanding Community Service by an Organization Award: The English Society; Senior Community Service Scholars: Alison Clark and Justine Bush; Volunteer of the Year Award: Laura Klym; and Sister Vincent Humanitarian Award: John Best, coordinator of the Volunteers in Mission program of the Williamsport District of the United Methodist Church and chair of the VIM program for the Susquehanna Conference.