Students of the month
JERSEY SHORE - The Jersey Shore Lions Club's Citizen of the Month for June is Ryan Alan Harer, son of Robert and Theresa Harer, of Jersey Shore.
Harer's activities at Jersey Shore Area High School include Outdoor Club, Relay For Life, National Honor Society, Track and Field, Football and Wrestling.
Harer was captain of the football team during his senior year. He has earned three varsity football letters and was selected for the District IV All-Star football team as wide receiver and outside linebacker.
He has also earned two varsity wrestling letters and was selected as a second-team all-conference wrestler. In addition, he was named an academic all-star for both football and wrestling.
Harer enjoys weightlifting, fishing and playing "Guitar Hero."
After graduation, he plans to attend Lock Haven University to pursue a degree in physical therapy or human exercise physiology.
Taylor Jo Curry
JERSEY SHORE - The Business and Professional Women's Club Girl of the Month for June is Taylor Jo Curry, daughter of Stacy vanderPutten and Robert Mundrick, of Jersey Shore.
A student at Jersey Shore Area High School, Curry has been active in Model U.N., Constitutional Convention, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Paw Print, FBLA, Softball, Class committee, Relay For Life and School counts.
Curry has served as class president since her freshman year. She has been captain of her Relay For Life team for three years and historian for National Honor Society. Her work was selected for the June Baskin Art Exhibit at the Tabor Museum. Outside school, she is employed by Lingle's Market.
Her interests are reading, collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia and shading portraits.
After graduation, she plans to attend Lock Haven University to pursue a degree in secondary English and a minor in business management.
Children's Learning Center
employee receives degree
Leah R. Tressler, a group leader in the Robert and Maureen Dunham Children's Learning Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently received a master's degree from California University of Pennsylvania.
Tressler graduated with honors with a Master of Education with a concentration in early childhood education. The focus of her master's research was "Sensory Play and Its Effects on Toddler Behavior." She completed the study in her classroom at the Children's Learning Center.
Tressler has been a group leader in the center - a child care facility on campus that provides early childhood education to children of Penn College students and employees - since 2008.
She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lock Haven University and is a Pennsylvania-certified teacher in elementary education.
After graduating from Lock Haven in 2004, she substitute taught in local elementary schools and has two years' experience teaching summer school to young elementary students. She also spent a year as a group leader at a preschool and daycare center.
The Children's Learning Center at Penn College not only serves children of the college community but also serves as a live learning lab for students in the college's early childhood education major.
appointed at TCMC
The Board of Trustees of The Commonwealth Medical College recently announced that Dr. Robert E. Wright was named interim president and dean-elect as of June 29.
Wright will succeed Dr. Lois Margaret Nora and will serve in this position until a permanent CEO-dean is named through an ongoing national search.
Wright brings outstanding leadership credentials to TCMC. He founded The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, formerly known as The Scranton Temple Residency Program, in internal medicine in 1977. He is president and designated institutional official of the program for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education until he retires from this position at the end of the month.
Wright played a vital role in the development of TCMC and garnered community support and understanding in its early inception. Wright serves on the TCMC Board of Trustees. Wright is a graduate of the Temple School of Medicine and completed his residency at Temple and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a professor of internal medicine and clinical faculty member at TCMC.
The national search for a permanent CEO-dean is under way with plans to announce a new leader by late summer or early fall.