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Alcoa Foundation grant results
in recycling bins
Lycoming recently received nearly
1,600, 6-
gallon recycling bins from the
Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with
Keep America Beautiful and the College
&
University Recycling Coalition, as
part of its national bin grant program
during the 2012 RecycleMania collegiate
recycling competition. The program is an
effort to help schools boost their results
during the competition and expand their
recycling collections throughout the year.
Lycoming has placed the blue bins
in every residence hall room as well as
faculty and staff offices and various
common areas.
During the annual 10-week
competition, participating schools vie
for top awards in nine categories to see
which schools recycle the most on a per
capita basis, produce the least amount of
waste and recycle the largest percentage
of their overall waste. This year, the
College recycled a total of 14,412 pounds
of material, nearly 3,500 pounds more
than in 2011. Lycoming ranked 47th in
the nation in recycled weight per student
for bottles and cans, 85th in corrugated
cardboard and 156th in paper.
The Alcoa Foundation grant
helps Lycoming College execute
its commitment to recycling and
sustainability,” said Dr. Sue Gaylor,
vice president of administration and
planning. “The new recycling bins are
one of several successful initiatives that
the Sustainability Office has achieved in
2011-12.”
Established in fall 2011, Lycoming’s
Sustainability Office is led by students
Zeb Buck ’12, Alyssa Tomaskovic ’13
and Laura Walter ’13. In addition
to spearheading the College’s 2012
RecycleMania competition, they
led a “Flip It Off” campus energy
conservation campaign and produced
a PSA video to encourage others to
recycle. The office also regularly
contributes a sustainability article to
Green Corner, a new column in
The
Lycourier
student newspaper. The
sustainability student team also supports
the work of Lycoming’s Sustainability
Committee, a group of more than 20
students, faculty and administrators who
meet regularly throughout the academic
year to discuss, plan and implement
sustainability initiatives across campus.
Alumni establish
internship program
After a brief visit to
Lycoming College in April
2011,
Southeast Georgia
Health System president
and CEO Gary Colberg ’76
and Jackie Weder ’86, vice
president of marketing,
decided to launch a sum-
mer internship at the health
system for Lycoming stu-
dents who were either rising
seniors or recent graduates
and pursuing careers in the
health care field.
Three students were accepted into the program: Kyle Headings ’12, Sara Weiss
’12
and Kayleigh Misner, ’13. All three arrived Memorial Day weekend and resided
across the street from the health system’s Brunswick campus. They completed their
internship on Friday, Aug. 3.
The summer internship program offered senior level management exposure to
the Lycoming students in almost every aspect of the health system’s operations,”
Weder said. “Each intern was asked to share what their goals were, what they wanted
to learn and gain real life experience in. This ranged from accounting to human re-
sources, to day-to-day operations with Gary Colberg, to marketing and public
relations.”
Leadership & Service Awards Banquet
Lycoming recognized co-curricular student achievements on campus during its
sixth annual Leadership & Service Awards Banquet on April 11.
The greeting was given by Andrea D. Seuren ’76, who established the event’s
Seuren Leadership Speaker Series in 2007 in memory of her parents. The series’
purpose is to build a culture of leadership at the College that espouses service, ethics
and critical thinking.
This year’s guest speaker was Carol (Marsland) Schoch ’73. She is the founder
and director of the Detroit Children’s Choir, established in 2006. In the mid-1990s,
she founded and directed the International Choir of São Paulo in Brazil, where she
also established a choral program for children and teens. A native of the Philadelphia
area, Schoch earned a master of music degree in choral conducting and vocal peda-
gogy from Oakland University. Early in her teaching career, her husband, David ’73,
began his career with the Ford Motor Company, which took them to Ohio, Michigan,
England, Brazil and South Africa. He is now chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China.
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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2012 SUMMER MAGAZINE
Award recipients from Lycoming’s sixth annual Leadership & Service Awards Banquet.
Lycoming’s Southeast Georgia Health System interns (front
row, from left) Kayleigh Misner ’13, Sarah Weiss ’12 and Kyle
Headings ’12 with Jackie Weder ’86, vice president of marketing,
and Gary Colberg ’76, president and CEO.