Lycoming College Summer Magazine 2013 - page 3

Gregory promoted to director
of library services
Alison Gregory ’97 has been promoted
to associate dean and director of library
services at Lycoming’s John G. Snowden
Memorial Library.
Since 2005, she
had served as
assistant professor
and instructional
services librarian
and coordinator
of information
literacy and
outreach. She
replaces Janet
McNeil Hurlbert, who retired in June.
Gregory also has been elected to serve
as the secretary of the faculty for 2013-
14, is the Class of 2014 adviser and the
past president of the college’s chapter of
the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Gregory earned a bachelor’s degree
in history from Lycoming and a master’s
of science degree in library science at
Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Richmond recognized
with award
Kerry Richmond, Ph.D., assistant
professor of criminal justice at Lycoming,
received the
second Berthold
Research and
Award from
the college.
The award is
given annually
to a faculty
member who has
exhibited a commitment to research and
information competencies in assignments,
collaboration, curriculum, professional
development and scholarship.
Richmond’s research interests focus
on the effectiveness of correctional
programming to promote the reintegration
of offenders, specifically females.
Lycoming to start
community orchestra
The Lycoming College Community
Orchestra, a new ensemble for local
amateur musicians, is being created
thanks to a $15,000 grant from the
While cleaning out his office, retiring President James Douthat found a framed certificate signed in
1862 by President Abraham Lincoln that named Benjamin Crever, the college’s founder, as a Civil War
chaplain. The certificate, also signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, is being stored in the College
Archives while preservation plans are under way. An Associated Press story about the find drew worldwide
Chinese delegates visit campus
Lincoln document found
Williamsport Lycoming Community
Fund at the First Community Foundation
Partnership of Pennsylvania.
“There was a need shown for
artistic and cultural opportunities in the
region,” said William Ciabattari, Ph.D.,
assistant professor and chair of the music
department and director of bands at
Lycoming, who also will conduct the new
The orchestra will perform a couple of
free concerts a year and target people
who played in high school or college but
now find themselves without an outlet to
Ciabattari, who earned a master’s
degree in tuba from the Cleveland
Institute of Music and a Ph.D. in music
education from Case Western Reserve
University, was appointed director
Alison Gregory ’97
Kerry Richmond
Several delegates from Hunan International Economics University in China visited campus in June in
an effort to bolster our international relationship with their institution. From left are Shannon Bolin ’15,
an admissions tour guide; Xuecai Li, chief financial officer; Zhao Li, vice president; Fangping Zhang,
university president and his wife; and Jason Moran ’04, Lycoming’s director of admissions. HIEU is the
second-largest private university in China, with a student body of 27,000.
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