Student nominated for statewide intern of the year award

Student nominated for statewide intern of the year award

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Lycoming College senior Ashley Lubold was nominated for the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards.

Three awards, in the categories of technical, non-profit and business, and are given each year to recognize outstanding interns enrolled at member institutions. Lubold was among 34 students representing 15 colleges and universities nominated for the honor.

Lubold, a native of Shamokin, Pa., who is an art major seeking K-12 teacher certification, has interned for Lycoming's education department since September 2007. During her four years, she has performed a wide variety of services, including working on brochures and bulletin boards, updating study materials, analyzing data and providing much-needed office support.

"One of the major tasks that I completed this year was a brochure that was used at a nationally-recognized educational conference," said Lubold. "This brochure included information on our HOPE enterprises preschool learning center, reasons why students would choose teacher certification at Lycoming, the education faculty and the areas of certification offered by the education department."

"Ashley has learned almost every facet of the work that we do in the Education Department," says Dr. Amy Rogers, chair and assistant professor of education at Lycoming. "She will definitely be an asset to the classroom when she teaches. Her ability to work with both students and colleagues will be evident in any job she pursues."

The JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards are in memory of JoAnne Day, a longtime colleague and friend to many involved in cooperative education, academic internships and career services, who died in 2005 after a two-year battle with cancer. Day's professional tenure spanned decades and included a time as director of career development and assistant dean of students at Lycoming College.

In addition to her internship, Lubold is an active member of the College and local community, donating more than 100 hours of community service per month to organizations such as College's Against Cancer, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She also can be found working as a resident advisor, summer orientation staff leader, career services peer advisor and admissions tour guide.

The Pennsylvania Associate of Colleges and Employers is a collaborative organization of career development and recruitment professionals that provides professional growth and networking opportunities designed to enhance career development practices for Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates.

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