School band to perform free concert in Mill Hall
MILL HALL - The Central Mountain Middle School Concert Band will present a free performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Central Mountain Middle School Auditorium.
The program will be about 40 minutes, and will feature marches, classical pieces and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Eldredge appointed to national committee
LOCK HAVEN - Scott Eldredge, Lock Haven University chapter president of Phi Kappa Phi, has been appointed to serve on the society's national committee for Marketing and Member Benefits for the 2012-14 biennium. The committee will meet at its national headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., in February.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was created in 1897 and is the oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society recognizing excellence for all academic disciplines.
Phi Kappa Phi has nearly 300 active chapters nationwide. Lock Haven University's chapter was installed in 1975 as the society's 179th. It is the fifth of Pennsylvania's 18 chapters.
Eldredge is director of web development for LHU and has served the past 14 years in both web development and public relations.
He has been recognized on the national level with awards for both public relations and graphic design.
Prior to higher education, Eldredge has worked in all facets of communication; including marketing, advertising, graphic design, community relations, printing and teaching.
He and his wife, Deanna, reside in Williamsport and have two grown children, Nathan and Rebecca.
Cotner appointed to new position at Penn College
David R. Cotner has been named assistant dean in the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Prior to his appointment, Cotner served as department head in the college's welding department.
"We are very pleased to have Dave Cotner join the leadership team in Industrial and Engineering Technologies," said Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs-provost. "He has proven to be an outstanding teacher, mentor and adviser. He brings great enthusiasm to his work and a passion for student success. All of us at the college appreciate his contributions and look forward to continuing to work with Dave in his new role."
Cotner joined the full-time welding faculty at Penn College in 2004. Previously, he was a certified welding inspector, production supervisor and certified welder for various heavy-fabrication companies.
He was also an adjunct instructor for nine years in the college's welding department and with Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College.
"Dave has demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising and leadership in his past role as welding department head, and we are excited to have Dave's leadership skills added to our school office," said Bill Mack, dean of the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies.
Cotner earned an associate degree in welding technology and a bachelor's degree in welding and fabrication engineering technology, both from Penn College, as well as a Master of Science in education from Wilkes University.
He maintains his Certified Welding Inspector license and has held many other welding certifications.
He is a recipient of the college's inaugural Excellence in Academic Advising Award, an honor generated from student nominations.