Business student interns at Muncy Bank

    Melissa Pennycoff, a junior at Lycoming College pursuing a degree in business administration, discovered that it can take up to 25 bankers to help a college student better understand the fundamentals of a financial institution.

    Pennycoff recently concluded a 14-week internship with the Muncy Bank and Trust Company during which she worked with 25 employees in 14 departments in order to receive a well-rounded picture of the specialization that has become necessary in community banks over the past decade. She received instruction in the bank teller, customer service, loans, deposit operations, collections, financial investment services, security and electronic banking departments.

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    Students inducted into business honor society

    The Lycoming College chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society inducted 15 new members this spring.

    The international honor society recognizes academic excellence in business administration programs at schools accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. Acceptance into the honor society is based on completion of at least half of the student's degree work and a grade point average in the top 20 percent of their class.

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    Institute for Management Studies speaker series to feature Klingerman

    Lycoming College's Institute for Management Studies will host Dan Klingerman, president and CEO of The Liberty Group, as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. Klingerman will present "Shale Gas Exploration: Driving an Economic Resurgence in Williamsport and Our Nation." The event is free and open to the public.

    Klingerman's holdings make him one of the largest real estate holders in the region, and his specific focus has been the growth and revitalization of North Central Pennsylvania. Most recently, Klingerman has made significant investments in the downtown area of Williamsport, as well as the Marcellus Shale natural gas infrastructure.

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    Marcellus Shale housing summit

    Who: Lycoming College Center for the Study of Community and the Economy

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    When in Rome

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    Landon earns resume writer designation

    Anne Landon, assistant director of Lycoming College's Institute for Management Studies (IMS) and internship coordinator, has earned the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) designation, a high-level certification that signifies mastery of best-in-class resume strategies. Landon joins an elite group of 70 ACRWs nationwide.

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    Business students to host Cub Scout event

    Lycoming College business students invite area Cub Scouts to join them for "Sunday Funday Field Day" on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1-5 p.m., at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in South Williamsport, Pa.

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    Automobile industry author to speak

    The Lycoming College business department will host Thomas A. Crumm, author of the book "What is Good for General Motors? Solving America's Industrial Conundrum" on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The free public event is part of the College's bicentennial celebration and symposium series.

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    Professors conduct first Marcellus Shale housing study

    Two Lycoming College professors have completed the first comprehensive study on the effects of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry boom on housing markets across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bonita Kolb, associate professor of business, and Dr. Jonathan Williamson, chair of the political science department, worked through the College's Center for the Study of Community and the Economy to co-author the study, which received funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Anne Landon, assistant director of Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies, assisted with the project.

    CSCE conducted interviews with more than 70 stakeholders across six counties: Bradford, Greene, Lycoming, Sullivan, Washington and Westmoreland. Participants included elected officials, planners, housing officials, social service agency representatives, landlords, developers, realtors, gas company representatives and new residents. They were questioned on four broad issues: rental housing, owner-occupied housing, housing affordability and availability, and the capacity of the development community to meet demand for housing.

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    Business students to discuss volunteer experiences with local nonprofits

    Lycoming College business management students will present details of service-learning projects in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on Friday Dec. 9, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

    Each year, students who enroll in the College's Management and Organizational Behavior course pair with local nonprofit organizations to design and execute a significant community event. The service learning concept was developed by Dr. Neil Boyd, associate professor of management, to enhance student learning of management concepts and to develop practical skills required in the profession. This semester, students worked with the Lycoming County United Way, Albright Life, Lycoming County SPCA, the Little League Museum, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.

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