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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Seven Lycoming College student groups participated in the ninth annual College Read-In on Feb. 23. The students read aloud from the bookÂ A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for HumansÂ by W. Bruce Cameron.
Participating groups included the Class of 2016, Alpha Sigma Tau, United Campus Ministry, Kappa Delta Rho, Gamma Delta Sigma and the Lycoming chapter of ACES North America. Participants from each group read the book aloud for one hour.
The students raised $105 for the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, according to Instructional Services Librarian Alison Gregory, who selected the book. She chose the book because it is an engaging and touching story, told from a dog's perspective as he tries to fulfill his life's purpose. Some Lycoming staff and faculty members brought their dogs as guests.
"For those of us who have chosen to adopt four-legged friends from this or other shelters, giving the money to a group that helps animals to find forever homes makes a good deal of sense," Gregory said.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and 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, visitÂ www.lycoming.edu.Â