Education

Area high school students invited to College Night on Lycoming College campus

Lycoming College invites all Williamsport area high school students to “College Night” on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Keiper Recreation Center on the Lycoming campus. High school students interested in pursuing a college degree will have the opportunity to speak with ...

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Williamsport rolls out new online menues for students

As students of Williamsport Area School District went back to school Aug. 28, they were greeted with a new way to see what’s for breakfast and lunch. When it comes to getting important papers from school to home, young students are notorious for crumbling up things like school menus ...

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Bucknell names new dean of admissions

LEWISBURG —Kevin T. Mathes, a 2007 Bucknell University graduate who is currently senior associate director of admissions at Dartmouth College, will return to Bucknell next month as dean of admissions. “Kevin brings a powerful blend of analytical and people skills that will serve his alma ...

In the Schools

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Workforce Development PM exchange will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21. Together with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Penn College will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Business and Workforce Development, 1127 W. Fourth ...

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From left, are Julie Cimino, director of student accounts at Mansfield university; Dean Nancy Sidell; Amanda Sanko; and Nicole Book, North Hall Library.

Project Textbook launched to help Mansfield students

MANSFIELD — In an effort to help students who may have difficulty paying for textbooks, Mansfield University has launched a new two-part program called Project Textbook. With funding from the Student Government Association (SGA), the Project involves two programs designed to help students ...

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2017-18 Uptown Music Collective scholarship recipients are shown with scholarship donors and stewards at the awarding ceremony on Aug. 15.

Uptown Music Collective awards scholarships

Recently, 11 Uptown Music Collective students were awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 school year, totaling a value of $13,500. Funding for the scholarships was made possible through community donations, including both individual and corporate donors. Of the scholarships awarded, eight were ...

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Education Foundation opens grant opportunity for WASD teachers

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program. Applications must be submitted on or by Nov. 17. The Foundation’s Teacher Mini-Grant Program gives WASD teachers the opportunity to enhance curriculum through ...

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Students of the Month

Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center announced the recipient of the Student of the Month award for June. Tessa McElroy, of Hughesville, is a 2016 graduate of Hughesville High School and graduated from the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center in August. She was selected for achieving ...

8 students score a ‘high 5’ on AP exams

A total of eight North Penn-Mansfield High School students achieved a score of 5 on a series of examinations from the College Board’s Advanced Placement programs last spring. Earning a 5 in AP calculus AB, taught by Paula Harold, was Blake Nelson. Of more than 317,000 students who took ...

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Penn College appoints associate director of admissions

Audriana L. Empet has been named associate director of admissions at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Empet, of Corning, New York, comes to Penn College from Cornell University’s Center for Technology Licensing, Ithaca, New York, where she was employed as a communication and outreach ...

Area dean’s list students

Pennsylvania College of Technology WILLIAMSPORT — Waleed S. Alamri, Sharon L. Androvette, Aileen M. Booth, Abbey L. Bower, Madison L. Carey, Angela M. Cipolla, Brigette M. Cleary, Marianne E. DePasqua, Denise N. Fortin, Carlo D. Gardner, Michael R. Harer, Katharine R. Kieser, Hallie ...

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Students try to put a pole on the ground all together in a group exercise during Williamsport Area High School Freshman Academy orientation day at Camp Susque recently.

Williamsport freshman enjoy orientation at Camp Susque

For the first time this year, incoming freshman students for the Williamsport Area High School were invited to enjoy a day of activities and bonding before school starts at Camp Susque in Trout Run. “This is the second year we’ve had the program, and our third year we’ve had our ...

Bucknell University opens 172nd academic year at convocation

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University welcomed its largest incoming class when it opened its 172nd academic year at convocation on Sunday in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The 977 students in the Class of 2021 come from 31 states, the District of Columbia and 49 countries that range ...

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Lycoming College featured in The Princeton Review

Lycoming College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and is featured in the 2018 edition of its college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.” Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the ...

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Heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology is one of six associate degree majors at the heart of a $1 million career-readiness grant awarded to Pennsylvania College of Technology by the National Science Foundation.

Million-dollar NSF grant to foster students’ career preparedness

How readily does early exposure to job-shadowing and internships translate into career success for today’s college students? That’s the million-dollar question to be answered by a National Science Foundation grant newly awarded to Pennsylvania College of Technology. Administered by the ...

Practical nursing information session to be held in Wellsboro

WELLSBORO — Pennsylvania College of Technology’s outreach practical nursing program, located in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the former music room of the school ...

Back-to-school tips to save you time and money

From shopping for school supplies to lunch meal prep, getting ready for the first day of school can be overwhelming. To help relieve some of the stress, the discount experts at Dollar General are offering a few money and time-saving tips. Start with the supply list When deciding what ...

St. John Neumann student honored for Mini-THON success

Four Diamonds Mini-THON recognized Connery McFadden, a rising senior at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, at the 2017 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on Aug. 4 in Hershey, with the Rising Diamond Award. Awards are given to students who excel in their local Mini-THON through areas including ...

QuickBooks accounting software classes to be offered at Penn College

Learn to run your business better with QuickBooks accounting software classes, two levels of which will be offered this fall at Pennsylvania College of Technology. QuickBooks: Level 1 New users will be introduced to the features of QuickBooks accounting software. Course topics include ...