Alumnus pens op-ed article for The New York Times

    Lycoming College alumnus Gene L. Dodaro '73, comptroller general of the United States and the head of the Government Accountability Office, recently penned an op-ed article for The New York Times titled "30 Steps to Better Government."

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    Institute for Management Studies hosts Hiawatha Riverboat outing

    Lycoming College students, faculty and administrators gathered for the Institute for Management Studies' annual cruise and picnic onboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat on Sept. 8. This popular tradition, which started in 1996, is held every September to welcome freshmen and provide an opportunity for students to meet and socialize with faculty and administrators outside the classroom. Students were transported to Susquehanna State Park by the historic Herdic Trolley. Ninety-five guests, including President James and Emily Douthat, and Arthur Haberberger, chairman of Lycoming's board of trustees, attended this year's event.

    Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies seeks to enhance the educational opportunities of students majoring or minoring in accounting, business administration or economics by offering an expanded internship program, special seminars on important management topics, student involvement in faculty research and professional projects, executive development seminars, and a Management Scholars program for academically talented students. In addition, the IMS hosts guest speakers and conferences on current management issues, and an exchange program for business, accounting and economics students with the Westminster Business School (WBS), which is part of the University of Westminster system located in London.

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    President Obama nominates alumnus for key administrative post

    Lycoming College alumnus Gene Dodaro was nominated by President Barack Obama to be comptroller general of the United States, Government Accountability Office. His nomination, announced by the White House on Sept. 22, must be confirmed by the Senate.

    Dodaro, who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming in 1973, has served as acting comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) since March 2008. Dodaro previously served as GAO's chief operating officer, and, before that, as assistant comptroller general for GAO's largest unit, the Accounting and Information Management Division. A 37-year veteran of GAO who rose through the agency ranks, Dodaro is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Association of Government Accountants, and has received recognition from numerous organizations including the National Public Service Award, the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership and the Arthur S. Fleming Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in the Federal Government.

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    Alumnus and Ford Motor Company financial executive to speak at Lycoming Oct. 18

    Lycoming College alumnus David Schoch, chief financial officer for Ford Motor Company operations throughout all the Americas, will present "Ford – Putting the World on Wheels," as part of the College's Institute for Management Studies' James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. The presentation will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11, Barclay Lecture Hall.

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