The Williamsport Internship Summer Program (WISE) had a successful
second year. Twenty-one students worked with 18 different businesses,
government agencies and social services across Lycoming County. Trustees
Stan Sloter ’80 and Don Hughes ’72 have graciously directed gifts to fund
intern stipends in order to offset unpaid-but-valuable internship opportunities.
The pair spent a day on campus this summer interacting with these students
and observing the program.
More than 100 students participated in internships across all fields of study.
Internships are available throughout the year, and the College is always
seeking alumni or business leaders who can offer or recommend internships
for our students.
The College also hosted the second annual Lycoming College Prep Program
funded by a grant from the AT&T Foundation. New trustee Mike Schweder ’72,
president of AT&T Mid Atlantic States, helped to identify and secure the grant
funding. Eighteen rising high school seniors from schools across the country
completed the two-week residential program at Lycoming College from July
11-25. The students included representatives from two local high schools,
Loyalsock and Hughesville, and peers from Philadelphia, New York, Chicago,
Texas and California who are enrolled in KIPP, MOSTE, NOBLE and YES Prep.
Senior biology major Jared
Dickerson completed two
internships with the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental
Protection. He earned class
credit for his spring internship
by processing some 100
macroinvertebrate samples to
help clear a year-old backlog at
the agency, learning and following
all state-required procedures to
properly document the collection
samples. During the summer, he
sampled streams in more than 40
locations across the state, many
never before tested, to serve as
a baseline to help determine the
ongoing health of these waterways.