Lycoming College Summer Magazine 2013 - page 4

of bands at
Lycoming in
2006. He will be
assisted by Bill
Muller, viola, and
Lycoming faculty
members Riana
Muller, violin;
Andrew Rammon,
cello; and Tim
Breon, bass.
Inaugural High School
Teacher of Excellence Award
presented
The inaugural Lycoming College High
School Teacher of Excellence Award was
presented to Jill Dean of Central High
School in Martinsburg, Pa., during the
college’s 165th
commencement
ceremony
May 5. Dean,
who teaches
anatomy, biology
and chemistry,
was nominated
by biology major,
Jordan Krebs ’13.
In recognition
of Dean’s honor, students from Central
High School who enroll at Lycoming
during the 2014-15 academic year will
receive a $5,000
Teacher of Excellence
Scholarship
for four consecutive years.
The award was created by Lycoming’s
Office of Admissions, which asked
seniors to nominate one of their high
school teachers who has made a
significant educational impact on their
lives and supported them in pursuit of a
post-secondary education.
Krebs has accepted a position at the
National Institutes of Health within its
genomics and immunity section and
will later begin the M.D./Ph.D. program
funded by the NIH.
Woodruff Grand Jury
Prize awarded
Lycoming held its fourth Digital
Media Video Annual on April 9, at
the Community Arts Center in
downtown Williamsport. The event
included screenings of short narrative,
documentary, animation and experimental
films by Lycoming students.
The Woodruff Grand Jury Prize,
established by Tom ’80 and Tami
(Spitler) ’81 Woodruff Jr., went to
Williamsport Fire
by Tom Lurie, whose
work also won the award for best
documentary and audience favorite.
Other awards were presented to
Hott
Zaaq/570
by Jehiel Boner and John
Piazza, best narrative;
Girl Talk
by
Chelsea Moore, best experimental; and
The Lonely Dog
by Lindsey Scott, best
animation.
A native of Montoursville, Pa.,
Tom Woodruff garnered an Academy
Award for his special effects work on
the Meryl Streep film “Death Becomes
Her” and also received Academy Award
nominations for “Starship Troopers” and
“Alien 3.”
Student paper to be
published in textbook
A paper written by three Lycoming
psychology students will be published
in the upcoming Cengage Learning
textbook, Writing Our World. 
The study, “Sitting Comfort: The
Impact of Different Chairs on Anxiety,”
was written by Jenna Baker, Ashlynn
Beacker and Courtney Young during a
psychology class taught by Kathy Ryan,
Ph.D. It was published in the 2011 spring
issue of Schemata, the college’s online
journal of student writing.
According to Shanna Wheeler,
assistant director of the Academic
Resource Center and Schemata adviser,
Cengage plans to republish the paper
as an example of good student writing.
The study examined the extent to which
different chairs influence anxiety.
Bob Yagelski, the author of
Writing
Our World,
said he found the paper while
doing an Internet search for sample
student papers in different academic
disciplines. The book is scheduled to be
published this fall.
“My textbook is intended for first-year
writing courses, and it includes many
examples of writing to illustrate different
aspects of effective writing,” said
Yagelski, who also is associate professor
of English education at the University of
Albany, State University of New York. “I
think the students’ paper provides a good
example of a conventional introduction
that is straightforward, clear and
focused.”
Behind the brew
Students in Lycoming’s Institute
for Management Studies received a
rare, behind-the-scenes look at Tröegs
Brewery in Hershey at the end of the
spring semester. The group was greeted
at the door by John Trogner Jr. ’68, who
serves as the company’s treasurer and is a
Lycoming trustee. Day-to-day operations
of the family-owned and operated
business are handled by John and Roni
(Bennett) ’69 Trogner’s sons, John III
and Chris.
Chris provided the students with
a brief history of the company, which
opened its doors in Harrisburg in June
1997. That year, they had no other
employees and produced 350 barrels of
beer. The brewery moved to its Hershey
location in 2008 and by 2012, it had
approximately 130 employees and was
producing 45,000 barrels per year.
“We still wear a lot of hats here and
do a little bit of everything, but a lot has
changed,” Chris said. “Our first location
served us very well for the first couple
years, but we just outgrew the room.
We also didn’t have a lot of ability to do
retail.”
When searching for a new site, Chris
said he and his brother were looking for
the obvious things that a brewery needs
– ceiling height for equipment and truck
access.
“We also really wanted to find a spot
that had the ability to do a big tasting
room and open up the brewery so you
could see everything,” Chris said. “And
you could take a guided tasting tour
or a self-guided tour, which is open all
day long to the public, where you can
Jenna Baker, left, and Ashlynn Beacker are shown
sitting on the desk they used in a psychology class
experiment.
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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2013 SUMMER MAGAZINE
William Ciabattari
Jordan Krebs ’13
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