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I have high expectations, don’t you?

Whether going on vacation or shopping for a home, we all hope to be hit with

a feeling of “this is it.” All of us have suffered that disappointment of planning and

then upon arrival thinking, “this isn’t what I had hoped.” A few times in my life I

have hit upon a place or had an experience, and not been disappointed.

The U.K. has never disappointed me.

Upstate New York took my breath away.

Colonial Williamsburg exceeded my expectations.

And then there is Lycoming College. I interviewed on the campus in the early

summer, and left with a really good feeling. “This is it!” I thought. When I moved

here the last week of July to assume my new position, I knew I had not been

wrong. This IS it!

Lycoming College does not disappoint; it takes my breath away and it exceeds

my expectations.

And it does all this in one of the most beautiful regions of the country.

It’s taken no time for Lycoming College to work its way into my heart. It has

welcomed me. It has laughed at my jokes. It has provided me with a dream job

and colleagues I instantly liked and admire. Each day I find out a little more about

this amazing institution and it never disappoints, but rather continues to delight.

There is so much I hope to accomplish to reveal the character, the spirit and the

accomplishments of this great college to a broader audience. I think we have a

great story to tell here and we will exceed the very high expectations of a very

competitive marketplace.

Someday instead of hearing the question, “Lycoming? Where’s that?” we’ll

hear “You have visited Lycoming College, haven’t you?”

With that in mind, we have begun to make a few changes in the appearance of

the magazine. Never fear, your favorite sections are still here, but over the course

of this year we’ll be adding some new departments, and placing broader and

bolder emphasis on photography and graphics.

We want to provide you with a magazine worthy of the name, Lycoming. A

magazine that won’t disappoint, one that may take your breath away (give us a

little time on that one!) and one that meets your high expectations.

As we proceed with this makeover, let me hear from you. Tell me what

I‘m doing right and where I miss the mark.

James Raby

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

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COVER STORY

THE LYNN

SCIENCE CENTER

This new facility will enhance our STEM

(science, technology, engineering and

mathematics) programs, and prepare

our students to take on STEM careers.

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FEATURE

THE GRISBY EFFECT

LYCOMING GRAD BECOMES

A DRIVING FORCE IN HUMAN-

MACHINE TEAMING

Scott Grigsby ’84 makes it possible for

an injured IndyCar driver to drive again.

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FEATURES

28 ANNA RUTH SANDIN MASTERS: AN ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW

30 NORMANDY REVISITED: AN EXCELLENT EUROPEAN

BATTLEFIELD ADVENTURE

34 BREWING SUCCESS: THE RUSTY RAIL

PAUL AND ERIC JOHN'S NEW VENTURE

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DEPARTMENTS

36 WARRIOR NEWS

37 ALUMNI NEWS

34 CLASS NOTES

FROM THE

(temporary)

EDITOR

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