Student of the month: Tiffany Betron
Tiffany Betron, daughter of Michael and Tina Betron, South Williamsport, has been named Senior of the Month at South Williamsport Area High School.
In school, Betron has been involved in cheerleading and is captain. She also is involved in Yearbook and served as Prom Committee secretary.
Betron has donated her time volunteering at the Citizens Fire Co. in South Williamsport and has been a member of the National Honor Society. She is a member of the Teen Contact group, a faculty-selected group serving as mentors to younger students.
Betron recently was chosen to serve on the Homecoming Court and the Mummers Court. After high school, she plans to pursue a degree in elementary education.
Shale speaker presentation focuses on state forest lands
MANSFIELD - Zach Roeder, of the Pennsylvania's Bureau of Forestry, will present "Monitoring Social Effects of the Shale Gas on State Forest Lands" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Allen Hall, Room 104 of Mansfield University.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
This is the November installment of the Shale Speaker Series sponsored by The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University. Roeder will give an introduction to the Bureau of Forestry's shale gas monitoring program, focusing on efforts to monitor social effects, specifically the "recreation opportunity spectrum," view shed analysis, comment cards and stakeholder input. Light refreshments will be provided at the presentation.
For more information about the Shale Series Speakers, visit mansfield.edu/marcellus-institute/.
Penn College's dean earns her doctorate
The dean of health sciences at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently completed a doctorate from Trident University International.
Sharon K. Waters received a doctorate in educational leadership in June. Her dissertation was titled "Administrators' Beliefs-Preferences for Delivering Higher Education Counseling Services and the Relationship Between the Domains of Career and Personal Counseling."
Waters has been employed by Penn College since 1985 and has been dean of Penn College's School of Health Sciences since 2007. Previously, she served as director of Counseling, Career and Disability Services and Academic Support Services at the college and was coordinator of the New Options program.
Waters holds a master's degree in counselor education from Penn State University and a bachelor's degree in social work from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She is a member of the boards of the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna Valley. Waters is also a member of the Commonwealth Medical College Regional Advisory Council and the advisory board for the Northeast-Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition, and she serves on the Community and Rural Health Awareness Task Force.
Plastics student receives plastics engineers award
A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was named the 2012 recipient of the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship.
Harry P. Koshulsky, of Branchdale, who received the $2,000 scholarship, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in plastics and polymer engineering technology.
He has been a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers Student Chapter at Penn College since his freshman year and a member of the society's national chapter since his sophomore year. He has served the student chapter as fundraising chairman and co-chairman.
Through the college's Penn College NOW dual-enrollment program, Koshulsky, now a senior, earned nine Penn College credits while in high school.
During his summer break, Koshulsky works in the Injection Molding Department at TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, where his job responsibilities range from basic operation of three molding presses to inspecting parts to pulling and setting molds.
Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass.
JERSEY SHORE - Michael S. Beucler.
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