Lycoming College receives ATT contribution for peer tutoring program

Lycoming College receives ATT contribution for peer tutoring program

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Peer Tutoring Program has received a $20,000 contribution from AT&T to train high academic achieving students to serve as tutors in the College's Academic Resource Center. Lycoming, nationally recognized for its high graduation rate, will use the contribution to ensure those who seek the services of the Center will find tutors available to work with them in a wide variety of disciplines.

Lycoming President Dr. James Douthat joined J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Pennsylvania and a 1971 Lycoming alumnus; State Sen. Gene Yaw, Lycoming class of 1970; and Jacque Bell, constituent service manager to Congressman Tom Marino, a 1985 Lycoming alumnus, in making the announcement.

"The generous support from AT&T will make a real difference to those who may need guidance in transitioning from high school to the rigors of Lycoming's academic program," Douthat said. "It will also serve those students seeking to improve their academic performance in specific courses. The College's curriculum is designed to emphasize the intellectual skills developed through both the academic major and the broad study of other disciplines. This grant will expand the services of the College's Peer Tutoring Program by pairing more of our most academically successful students with others who are in the process of developing those key learning skills."

"We know that some students may need extra academic assistance on occasion and AT&T wants to support their efforts," Schweder said. "This contribution will keep those students on track for graduation and better prepare them for both personal and professional success."

About Lycoming College

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.

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