2021 Lycoming College President's Report/Magazine



Lycoming College students have a rich history of performing service to others in their community. To honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States, current students volunteered as part of 9/11 Day, which you can read about on page 6. In May 1889, members of the student body, faculty, and administration participated in Cleaning Day, equipped with brooms to tidy up campus and the surrounding area. 1 www.lycoming.edu

From the Presiden During the past nine years, Lycoming has strengthened its academic core by introducing several new majors, as well as positioning enhanced academic experiences as a signature feature of the curriculum, which you’ll read about in this issue. We remain dedicated to advancing our academic programs. In 2021, ten new faculty with exceptional credentials were hired in the disciplines of computer science, political science, Spanish, English, neuroscience/psychology, biology, and library instruction. This past summer, additional science labs were renovated and a digital art lab was created. Shortly, we will break ground on the new athletic facilities for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. Continued recognition as one of the nation’s strongest institutions of higher education helps attract bright young scholars to our campus. Lycoming finds itself ranked among the best by U.S. News and World Report (No. 124 overall, No. 32 in social mobility), the Princeton Review (Best 387 Colleges and Universities), the Wall Street Journal (top 37 percent), and Washington Monthly (No. 77 overall, No. 30 in social mobility). In recent years, the College has risen in each of these rankings, which affirms that Lycoming is on an exciting trajectory. Our growing excellence continues to be validated by higher education groups and organizations as well. In June, for example, Lycoming was accepted as a member of The Annapolis Group, a higher education consortium that convenes institutional leaders from the nation’s very best liberal arts colleges. his academic year marks the 209th year in the history of Lycoming College, and there are many reasons to be proud and optimistic about our institution’s future. The Lycoming community has done remarkably well navigating the pandemic. Musical concerts, theatre performances, guest lectures, Outdoor Leadership and Education field trips, community service opportunities, athletic competitions, and meetings of clubs and organizations are taking place to nurture our sense of community this fall semester. The resumption of these activities is made possible by the strong rate of vaccination on campus, our shared commitment to COVID-19 protocols, and the scientific fact that transmission rates are very low outdoors. Unlike many institutions, Lycoming has emerged from the past year and a half in strong financial condition. The value of the College’s endowment has grown to just under $240 million, placing Lycoming in the top 50 national liberal arts colleges on a per student basis. Philanthropic support continues to be strong, yeilding $5.2 million in gifts this past fiscal year, including $1.4 million to the Lycoming Fund. More than $5 million was raised for the construction of the new music facility. As a consequence, the College is well-positioned to make additional strategic investments in academic programs, facilities, student life, and intercollegiate athletics. We remain dedicated to advancing our academic programs.” 2 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

t’s Desk The College underwent its decennial accreditation peer review this past spring. The external review team issued a report and offered fourteen different “Recognitions of Accomplishments, Progress, or Exemplary/Innovative Practices,” commending Lycoming’s strong mission, ascension in rank and recognition, accomplishment of goals set forth in the 2014 Strategic Plan, and our strengthened relationship with the greater Williamsport community. This is certainly worth celebrating, and I extend gratitude to all who made this possible. The College is in sound position to embark on the next Strategic Plan. Last but not least, the College welcomed another strong academic and very diverse class during New Student Convocation in August. On average, the Class of 2025 boasts a 3.57 high school GPA, with 23 percent of first-year students ranking in the top decile of their graduating class. For the sixth consecutive year, at least one-third of the entering class identify as domestic students of color. Geographically, 43 percent of the incoming class hails from outside Pennsylvania, comprising 16 states and eight countries, including Egypt, Japan, and Nigeria. We also continue our legacy as a college that creates opportunity as 40 percent of the entering class is Pell eligible. Thank you again for your support of the College. It energizes and inspires the faculty and staff to continue the noble work that we do — change lives. The College is in sound position to embark on the next Strategic Plan. Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D. President 3 www.lycoming.edu

EDITOR Amy Chandler marketing@lycoming.edu ASSOCIATE EDITORS Joe Guistina Marla Kramer Lynn Zitta ’11 ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER Murray Hanford PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Cooley Jaime DeMarco ’01 John McKeith David Miller ’88 Heather Necessary Gordon Wenzel M. Mitchell Wheary ’20 Ralph Wilson CLASS NOTES EDITOR Terri Brewer ’14 ADMINISTRATION Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D. President Chip Edmonds, Ed.D. Executive Vice President Philip Sprunger, Ph.D. Provost & Dean of the College VOL. 36, NO. 2 FALL 2021 We are thankful for our alumni and their willingness to engage with our promising students. LYCOMING COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT/ MAGAZINE 4 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

LYCOMING COLLEGE ONE COLLEGE PLACE WILLIAMSPORT, PA 17701-5192 570-321-4000 www.lycoming.edu Copyright © 2021 Lycoming College. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or duplicated without the prior written permission of the publisher. Lycoming College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Lycoming College Magazine is published bi-annually. GO PAPERLESS. To receive a link to an online version of Lycoming College Magazine rather than a paper copy, email marketing@lycoming.edu with “online magazine subscription” in the subject line. Include your name, class year, and mailing address in the message. FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK NOTEWORTHY THE CENTER FOR ENHANCED ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES: CREATING A SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM BACKPACK TO BRIEFCASE THROUGH ACADEMIC-EMBEDDED CAREER ADVISING HOMECOMING 2021 MEET FAYLA GUERIN ’22: STUDENT SENATE PRESIDENT FACULTY & STAFF NEWS WELCOME NEW FACULTY ALUMNI DONORS GIVING AT A GLANCE LARSON, MORRIS, PIPER HISTORY FELLOWSHIP ESTABLISHED D. MARK FULTZ ’80 NAMED CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OPERATING REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES HOW TUITION WAS PAID LYCOMING ANNUAL FUND AND OVERALL GIVING ALUMNI PARTICIPATION CLASS NOTES 2 6 18 20 22 24 25 26 28 30 36 37 38 39 40 10 5 www.lycoming.edu

NOTEWOR To honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States, Lycoming College partnered with non-profit organization 9/11 Day to help shift the focus from tragedy to that of doing good. More than 75 students, faculty, and staff from the College volunteered 223 hours at 11 organizations around Williamsport. The 9/11 Day organization created and annually organizes the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance as a permanent tribute to those killed and injured on 9/11, and to the many brave individuals who rose in service in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lycoming is the only small liberal arts college to partner with 9/11 Day. The organization’s values and mission align very well with the College’s, whose students choose to engage in experiences that enhance communities and help shape their futures as professionals, global citizens, and lifelong learners. Students volunteered in great numbers in an effort to help rekindle the extraordinary spirit of togetherness and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. “I’m proud to be a part of an institution that not only enables students to enhance their academic and professional growth, but where every student can achieve other kinds of personal fulfillment as well,” said Sophia Stabley, director of community service and involvement at Lycoming. “It’s very important to me as a student to give back to my communities. By participating in 9/11 Day, I was able to provide LYCOMING PARTNERS WITH 9/11 DAY OF SERVICE Entrepreneur Joe Feerrar ’02 recently opened his newest location of Bald Birds Brewing Company, this one in Jersey Shore, Pa. The facility will include a distillery and distribution center, thanks in part to a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Lycoming sat down with Feerrar to learn more about his background and the process he undertook to build his business, as well as what’s in store for the future of Bald Birds. He started out as a store manager at Commerce Bank where he had an opportunity to meet the owners of Victory Brewing Company, where he says he had a lot of fun and learned a lot about brewing. “I knew at that point, I love this industry. I love craft beer. I love JOE FEERRAR ’02 HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL BREWING everything that the craft beer industry is about,” he said. In 2006, he decided to start saving money to embark on his own brewing establishment. Eleven years later, he opened the first Bald Birds. “Lycoming’s been an incredible family throughout the entire time…. It’s because I went to Lycoming that we’re sitting here today.” Hear Feerrar tell the story of the inspiration behind the name of his brewery and how his Lycoming education and many alumni connections, along with the support and talent of his wife and business partner, Abby, have helped him turn his dream into a hoppy reality. Watch the video at www.lycoming.edu/baldbirds. 6 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

RTHY Despite not being able to travel this past year, the Warrior Coffee Program is going strong. This year marked a record number of sales, with its most significant coming from the Williamsport Wegmans, where shelves could barely stay stocked. The coffee also sold online, in the Streeter Campus Store, and at local Alabaster Coffee Roasters & Tea Co., and for the first time, was exported solely by our Dominican partners. Though the inability to travel has been difficult for the faculty who have established long-term relationships with community members and the students who have looked forward to taking part in our program, this time allowed Lycoming to see that its sustainable development model is working. “We no longer have to manage the process of export because our producer partners can, which means that they can WARRIOR COFFEE PROJECT not only sell to us, but to other international buyers as well,” said Caroline Payne, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of political science and director of community-based learning. On a more personal level, Payne shares she has seen the communities of El Naranjito and Peralta struggle during the pandemic. The people have endured long lockdowns and incredibly high numbers of COVID cases, all with a very limited number of COVID tests and essentially no therapeutics to treat those who were positive. Vaccines were very limited through most of the spring but did become available in April through the World Health Organization’s COVAX program and the Chinese strategy of vaccine diplomacy. Vaccine availability in the rural areas was very limited, which meant transportation to urban centers was needed. “We worked with our partners to pay for transportation costs for those who wished to get vaccinated,” Payne said. “Moving forward, we will continue working with our partners to do what we can to help so that they can remain healthy and safe as they grow, harvest, and process our Warrior Coffee. We cannot think of any better use for some of our coffee profits than to help protect the community that has welcomed us for the past eight years and who look forward to hosting us once again when it is safe to travel.” Learn more about the Warrior Coffee Project and where you can purchase bags of coffee at www.lycoming.edu/coffee. needed services for worthy local causes while strengthening community bonds,” said Samantha Savoca ’24, a business and communication major. “It was also heartwarming to see such a meaningful occasion serve as a means for students from every corner of campus to come together to form new friendships.” 7 www.lycoming.edu

ACC LADES LYCOMING COLLEGE It was an unusual year for the Lycoming department of athletics. COVID-19 marked nearly every aspect of the season for its 17 programs. The Middle Atlantic Conference announced in July that no athletic competition would be held until at least Jan. 1, 2021. Throughout the fall semester, director of athletics Mike Clark, head athletic trainer Andrea Lucas, and head strength and conditioning coach Joe Alexander were able to adjust to changing conditions to ensure that the College’s 345 student-athletes were given opportunities to train and lift. As the spring semester came closer, the MAC developed expectations for testing protocols and allowed athletics to resume across the conference’s 18 institutions. Between February and May, the Warriors competed in 99 athletic events in a span of just 75 days. No program was able to play an ordinary complete schedule, and five programs – men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, women’s soccer, and wrestling – were not able to compete at all. The athletic department did look to the future, announcing the reinstatement of field hockey and baseball as varsity sports for the 2022-23 academic year. In April, the department announced the hiring of Allyson Kenyon, a Harrisburg, Pa., native with 15 years of head coaching experience, to lead the field hockey team. In June, Rick Oliveri, a Buffalo, N.Y., native with 12 years of experience as a Division I assistant coach, was chosen as the first full-time baseball head coach in school history. There were highlights from competition as well. The men’s basketball team won the MAC Freedom Championship, its second straight conference championship in a row, men’s soccer finished 3-1 in exhibition play, and softball finished fifth in the MAC Freedom, its best finish in a decade. Erica Lutz ’21 was named all-region and the MAC Senior Scholar Athlete for the women’s basketball team. Eleven athletes earned all-conference honors during the abbreviated year, and our men’s swimming team saw three school-records fall at the hands of Carter Branigan ’24. Forty-two percent of the student-athletics earned MAC Academic Honor Roll accolades for achieving higher than a 3.2 GPA over the course of the 2020-21 academic year. Men’s soccer, men’s basketball, and softball all set program records for the number of honorees as well. 2020-21 ATHLETICS IN REVIEW Lycoming College has built its reputation as a toptier liberal arts and sciences college to provide one of the most valuable degrees one can earn, launching its graduates into lives of meaning and careers of distinction through its ongoing commitment to offering an unparalleled 21st-century education that challenges its students to think deeply and act boldly. Named one of the best Tier 1 National Liberal Arts & Sciences Institutions by 2022 U.S. News & World Report, landing in the No. 124 position, and ranked No. 32 in social mobility Praised as a “Best College” for a fifth consecutive year in The Princeton Review Best 387 Colleges — one of just 14 percent of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges profiled Continued to be ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the country by Washington Monthly, taking the No. 77 spot in 2021 Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking, with a No. 30 ranking in social mobility Acknowledged by the Wall Street Journal - Times Higher Education 2021 U.S. College Rankings for financial strength and positive learning environment Ranked as a “Best Value” institution, and recognized for “Overall Diversity” as well as “Gender Diversity” nationwide in 2021 by CollegeFactual.com Recognized as a Member School by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium Awarded a B+ with a financial GPA of 3.33 by Forbes’ College Financial Grades 2021, placing Lycoming in the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities in the U.S. and 75th of all national liberal arts institutions Accepted as a member of The Annapolis Group, a higher education consortium that convenes institutional leaders from the nation’s very best liberal arts colleges 8 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

$36.2 M 1,072 WEEK NOV. 8-12, 2021 C E L E B R A T I N G A college education is one of the most important and valuable investments a student will make, and it’s often one of the most expensive. Did you know that Lycoming College offers more than $31 million each year in scholarships and grants to academically talented full-time students? The College is committed to providing a 21st-century liberal arts and science education to those who seek it, and that includes making it affordable with available Lycoming Fund scholarships, named annual scholarships, and endowed scholarships. Scholarship support helps current and future Warriors turn their dreams into reality, and that support is made possible by the generosity of alumni, friends, and parents who believe in the power of education. Thank you to all who made a gift during Scholarship Week. Your gifts create opportunities for our students and help pave the way for their bright futures. IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS WAS AWARDED DURING FISCAL YEAR 2021 STUDENTS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS DURING FISCAL YEAR 2021 9 www.lycoming.edu

CEAE P Creating a smooth transition from backpack to briefcase “In Defense of a Liberal Education” by CNN host Fareed Zakaria “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education” by LinkedIn’s senior editor-at-large George Andres “The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World” by venture capitalist Scott Hartley “Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” by Northeastern University president Joseph E. Aoun Individually and collectively, these books speak to the power of a 21st-century liberal arts education, a power that has been harnessed and strengthened through Lycoming College’s strategic investments in the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) and its academic-embedded career advising system. Envisioned within the 2014 Strategic Plan, the CEAE first opened its doors on Aug. 26, 2016, and energetically partners with faculty, alumni, and campus offices in support of experiential learning opportunities including internships, fieldwork, collaborative research with faculty, and global education. eruse the bookshelves of Vice Provost Susan M. Ross, Ph.D., who directs the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, and you’ll find the following set of books within easy reach of her desk: INTERNSHIPS GLOBAL EXPERIENCES STUDENT/FACULTY RESEARCH 10 LYCOMING COLLEGE

through academic-embedded career advising The CEAE’s success is possible because of Lycoming’s commitment to providing our students with these opportunities, the strong partnerships we’ve created with businesses, and the guidance of our exceptional faculty. This collective effort offers our students wellrounded experiences that prepare them for successful careers.” Lori Patterson, M.Ed. Director of Career and Professional Development The CEAE has increased the number of enhanced academic experiences — particularly summer options — for students across the full academic spectrum. In addition to partnering with the pre-existing Clean Water Institute and the department of chemistry’s Endowed Summer Research Fellow programs, the CEAE built the Williamsport Internship Summer Experience (WISE) program that provides paid summer internships and on-campus housing. “With the region's close variety of businesses, non-profit organizations, and wide array of federal, county, and city government offices, the career advising team partners with more than 75 local sites to provide funded internships for an average of 21 students per summer through the WISE program,” says Anne Landon, associate director for career advising. The CEAE also partners with the provost’s office in overseeing the summer student-faculty research collaborations through the Haberberger and Gaul Research Scholars programs. On average, 85 students complete an internship or student-faculty research collaboration each summer at either on- or off-campus locations, and the majority of these enhanced academic experiences are paid opportunities. While the pandemic has disrupted the global education industry, the CEAE’s Office of Global Education looks forward to returning to its pre-pandemic support of an annual average of 100 students completing study abroad and faculty-led travel programs. 11 www.lycoming.edu

In building the career preparation component of the CEAE, the career advising team worked to embody the vision of the 2014 Strategic Plan — prepare, launch, and sustain graduates into careers of significance and lives of meaning — and in doing so, created the embedded career advising system. Career advisors specialize in distinct academic areas and have offices that are embedded within the same campus location as the faculty of these disciplines. This physical structure creates ease of access by students and faculty and allows for each career advisor to develop discipline-tailored career advising expertise. The embedded career advising model recognizes that career preparation and professional development can be difficult to prioritize for students when left to their own devices. Therefore, the career advisors partner with faculty within their academic areas of expertise to create course assignments that embed career exploration and professional development within the course of the students’ studies. Examples of classroom collaborations are woven throughout the academic departments. In the introductory Archaeological Principles course taught by Jessica Munson, Ph.D., students learn about archaeological fieldwork by having to identify a field school of interest and then, following career advisor instruction on résumé and cover letter writing, the students write a mock application for the school. The lessons from this assignment leave students well-positioned to apply for field schools as they gain academic content expertise while at the same time deepening their relationship with their embedded career advisor specializing in the arts and humanities. EMBEDDED CAREER ADVISING: A Model of Distinction Lycoming has a rich tradition of strong faculty mentorship of students, and by embedding career advising within the academic programs, students benefit from the shared expertise of their faculty and career advisors as they partner to develop classroom assignments that put academic content knowledge in the context of career and professional development.” Susan M. Ross, Ph.D. Vice Provost and Director for the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement demonstrate strong points of distinction for Lycoming students’ career preparation relative to college seniors across the country. The survey indicates that Lycoming College seniors met with a career advisor, received assistance with their résumés, and participated in mock interviews at twice the rate of other college seniors. Even more, 78 percent of Lycoming seniors sought help with their résumés, and more than half of them completed a mock interview. Additionally, 65 percent of Lycoming seniors discussed their career interest with a faculty member, compared to 44 percent of the national senior sample. The lessons of the academically-embedded career advising system are best acknowledged by the 95 percent graduate school and job placement rate of Lycoming alumni within six months post-graduation. PREPARING AND LAUNCHING: The Evidence 12 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

students learn about archaeological fieldwork by having to identify a field school of interest 13 www.lycoming.edu

KEY COMPONENT OF CAREER PREPARATION SUCCESS: Alumni Engagement Alumni engagement is an essential element of the success of the CEAE and the embedded career advising system. That engagement takes place in a variety of forms. Although in-person talks are always deeply impactful for students, throughout the pandemic the career advising team worked with alumni to create career discussion panels around topics such as navigating law school, the legal profession, careers in medicine, and women in policing. “Current students benefit from these panel discussions by networking, learning tips on navigating the landscape for their specific field of interest, or perhaps sparking interest in a new field of study,” says Patterson. “We are thankful for our alumni and their willingness to engage with our promising students.” Alumni are frequently in touch with members of the college advancement office or the career advising team to seek applicants for semester and/or summer-based internship opportunities. For more than 25 years, trustee Stanley Sloter ’80 ’21H, president and CEO of Paradigm Companies, has recruited Lycoming students for a summer internship program in the greater Washington, D.C., area, and more than 120 students have benefited from this program. “I am so grateful to Paradigm’s flagship internship program for providing so many of our students with such amazing summer opportunities,” comments Landon. “As a career advisor, my main focus is to give the students the tools they need to be successful as they prepare for their next steps,” shares Lisa Mondell, Psy.D., career advisor specializing in the STEM fields and undecided students. “Collaborating with STEM faculty and connecting students with Lycoming alumni in their field can be a critical aspect of preparing students for their careers.” For example, Kent Chapman ’86, Regents professor of biochemistry and associate director of the BioDiscovery Institute at the University of North Texas, has created a successful summer research internship that has helped launch the scientific careers of several Lycoming graduates. I had the opportunity to participate in a virtual panel at Lycoming. It was a great conversation with students about applying to law school and the study and practice of the law. The process of applying to law school and pursuing a career can be daunting, and the students were engaged and asked great questions. I am happy to be a resource for the next generation of Warrior attorneys. It’s never too early to start networking!” Jordan Hollander ’10 Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement I love the mission of The Honest Company. They truly care about their consumers and employees and giving back to the community. My internship there exposed me to not only working in the quality and operations department of a business but also helped me network with people from other departments in which I had an interest. Overall, I really enjoyed this experience and working with Lycoming alumni employed at The Honest Company, Glenn Klages ’79 and Corinna Guillame ’99. Everyone was welcoming and made me feel confident in my work.” Milca Lopez Perez ’23 Computational Communication Major/Computer Science Minor Klages and Lopez Perez 14 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

During her time at Lycoming, Jena Hampton ’18 completed an internship at River Valley Health and Dental as part of her business practicum, and it resulted in a strong interest in healthcare. At the time of her graduation, however, there were not many local opportunities in the field. Hampton applied for the Management Trainee Program at Enterprise Holdings and was subsequently hired. Because Hampton stayed in contact with Lycoming, career advisor Anne Landon knew the former student was still interested in pursuing a position in healthcare. She immediately thought of Hampton when Luke Klingler ’15 reached out, asking if any recent graduates would be interested in a position at UPMC. “What I love about Lycoming are the alumni connections,” says Klingler. “Some of my other job offers were through former alumni, so I think networking is really key.” Like Hampton, Klingler benefitted from an internship organized by the CEAE. He was offered the position of business associate at UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute in Williamsport. After two years, he applied for and landed a practice manager role with the neuroscience and rehab service line. That’s when he reached out to Landon about a potential opening for a student. Hampton started out as a business assistant to his team. In relation to how the opportunity has affected her career trajectory, Hampton says, “This opportunity has opened doors for movement and growth within the UPMC system as well as management experience within a healthcare facility.” Klingler is now director of operations at UPMC Heart & Vascular Institute in Williamsport and Hampton is a practice manager with UPMC’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To stay involved with the College, Klingler serves as assistant coach for Lycoming’s men’s soccer team while Hampton keeps in contact with alumni and her sorority, Beta Phi Gamma. Together, they make a conscious effort of finding opportunities for graduates, fueling the reputation of the College’s excellent networking system. Pursuing careers with a focus on networking at Lycoming College Hampton and Klingler 15 www.lycoming.edu

“Each summer, in addressing the WISE interns, I have the honor of connecting students to the donors whose financial support underwrites their internship stipends and the program costs,” says Ross. “It is a powerful moment in the room when I tell the students ‘Someone you have never met has made a financial investment in your future.’” Ross shares that up to this point, the students have typically not given much thought to the source of the funds that are used to support their paid internship program, and upon hearing that the internships are underwritten by the generosity of alumni and friends of the College, there is an air of humility that engulfs the room, and the students then write to a donor to inform them of the importance that the internship has had on their personal and professional development. “Key to the ability of the College to expand academic experience opportunities for students is the incredible support of our donors,” says Ross. During this past fiscal year, donors provided $71,000 in annual funds to support enhanced academic experiences for our students, while endowed funds provide additional guaranteed funding each year. INVESTING IN STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Donor Support Being a WISE summer intern in the marketing and communications office has been an instrumental experience in the preparation for future career opportunities. It has taught me how to maintain brand identity, manage Lycoming College’s online presence, and write press releases that speak to the College’s image. Most importantly, it has allowed me to be a part of a supportive team and create meaningful relationships. I’m so appreciative of the many generous donors whose support makes these internships possible.” Bailey Spencer ’22 English (Literature) Major Our educations helped us to better engage in critical thinking and careful listening in order to form opinions and make better decisions when dealing with life’s challenges. We feel it is important to have a good collaboration between liberal arts classroom study and one’s career path, and internships are an important part of that process. We feel that getting a college education has become more difficult for many, and we hope others who are able will desire to give back — or pay it forward — in this way.” Gwendolyn “Wendy” (Gehman) ’71 & Raymond ’68 Enstine 16 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

Lycoming College’s online platform, I AM LAUNCHING, reimagines the traditional job board, connecting prospective employers with quality candidates inside and beyond the Lycoming community. The Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) hosts this platform as one of the many services designed to empower graduates seeking employment, to connect employers with the perfect candidates for internships and positions, and to assist alumni who are looking to make the next step in their careers. For assistance, contact the CEAE at ceae@lycoming.edu or 570-321-4602. You can support the CEAE by helping to further its mission of providing a variety of experiences that allow Lycoming students to excel and prepare themselves for meaningful careers. If you would like to help defray the cost for enhanced academic experiences for students, please contact the Office of Advancement at alumni@lycoming.edu or 570-321-4036. Lycoming College has always been in my will, but establishing an endowment had never occurred to me. However, when it was casually mentioned — including that it could be funded over a period of years — I thought, ‘I can do that with my required minimum distribution!’ I am passionate about both the outdoors and exploring the world, so funding an endowment for Enhanced Academic Experiences was a perfect match.” Lana Lindstrom ’70 www.lycoming.edu/ceae EXCEL AND PREPARE 17 www.lycoming.edu


Friday evening’s festivities included the popular Food Truck Festival featuring multiple vendors with a variety of edibles, and alumniowned The Hatchett House set up its mobile axe-throwing unit for some excitement. Always a big attraction was the annual Beer & Pretzel Tent, where guests reconnected with friends while enjoying appetizers and alumni-brewed beverages by Bald Birds Brewing Company, Tröegs, and Yuengling. Fireworks lit up the night sky on the intramural field. Whether in Williamsport or across the country, Warriors had the opportunity to jumpstart their day with a Virtual 5K on Saturday morning. Guests could also enjoy a show at the Detwiler Planetarium. The time-honored Theta Chi “OX” Roast Tailgate fed folks roast beef sandwiches at the Shangraw Athletic Complex, and a student and alumni Pep Band entertained spectators at the Warriors football game. The day concluded with alumni heading downtown to the Party at Pine Square, where food and drinks were had at the Brickyard Restaurant & Alehouse and Stonehouse Wood Fired Pizza & Pasteria, as well as Boom City Brewing Co. just around the corner. The weekend came to a close with a worship service in Keiper Recreation Center on Sunday morning, in which a combined student and alumni choir provided uplifting music. View more photos at www.lycoming.edu/alumniphotos. Whether it’s the Thomas B. Croyle ’70 Memorial Golf Outing, the Beer & Pretzel Tent, or the athletic events that draw you back to campus, we hope you’ll save the date and join us for next year’s Homecoming Weekend to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022. LYCOMING COLLEGE hosted an unforgettable Homecoming Weekend of memory making with alumni, parents, and friends on Oct. 1-3. We were excited to create an opportunity for meaningful connections while celebrating safely and following public health protocols. It was wonderful to be together again in person as we welcomed guests back to campus. The annual Thomas B. Croyle ’70 Memorial Golf Outing was held in conjunction with this year’s Homecoming celebration. Pictured is the winning foursome that included Bill Kieser ’98, Royce Eyer ’01, Tim Smith ’99, and Jamie Spencer ’01. 19 www.lycoming.edu

“I decided to campaign for student body president because I wanted to make a change on campus,” says Guerin. “It means a lot because I’m leaving a legacy. I’m showing that every black woman on this campus can be in this position.” As the president of Student Senate, Guerin hopes to strengthen ties between the administration and students, advocating on behalf of both parties to find solutions and create effective programming that makes students happier and more successful on campus. On Aug. 26, Guerin addressed the Class of 2025 during New Student Convocation, welcoming them and imploring them to get involved. “We must think deeply on what we want out of our college career, and we have to act boldly on it. I take this saying to heart because I want to make sure I do everything to the best of my ability. If I stayed in my room my freshman year, I would have never become the person I am today.” Over the past three years, participation in a variety of campus organizations has contributed to Guerin’s ambition and leadership abilities. She is a sister of Gamma Delta Sigma, a member of the Lyco Pom & Dance team, a member of Black Student Union, and an admissions tour guide. She says all these roles have strengthened her communication skills and have given her attributes that have helped her succeed in college. “I feel I carry this weight on my shoulders to show everyone that I can do it and so can anyone else. Don’t ever let the stereotypes stop you from doing what you want. Make sure you are becoming your greatest self — college is your opportunity to do that.” Fayla Gue rin ’22 F For Fayla Guerin ’22, THINK DEEPLY. ACT BOLDLY. is more than just a marketing tagline. It’s been the mantra behind every decision she’s made as a student at Lycoming, including the decision to run for Student Senate President. Now in her senior year, the Baltimore native and corporate communication major and film and video arts minor has been sworn in as the first female African American student body president in the history of Lycoming College. Student Senate President We must think deeply on what we want out of our college career, and we have to act boldly on it. Meet 20 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

Ready to BOLDLY? ACT Be a part of Lycoming College’s www.lycoming.edu/dayofgiving JOIN US ON APRIL 12 & 13, 2022, for this exciting online event that encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends to show their support by investing in Lycoming College. Your gifts change lives so that our graduates can change the world! 21 www.lycoming.edu

Lycoming College is pleased to announce the promotion to associate professor for the following faculty: Meghan Andrews, Ph.D. (English); David Broussard, Ph.D. (biology); Amanda Gunderson, D.M.A. (music); Sarah Holstein, Ph.D. (psychology); Michael Kurtz, Ph.D. (economics); and Jessica Munson, Ph.D. (anthropology and archaeology). The following faculty have been promoted to professor: Todd Preston, Ph.D. (English); Amy Rogers, Ph.D. (education). Rogers was also appointed associate provost for assessment and accreditation. Jacob Berger, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy, recently published three journal articles. “Quality-Space Functionalism about Color” appeared in The Journal of Philosophy, one of the most highlyesteemed journals in the field, and presents a novel theory of the nature of color. “Conceptualizing Consciousness” develops and defends a particular conception of consciousness and appeared in Philosophical Psychology. The third, “Default Hypotheses in the Study of Perception: A Reply to Phillips,” appeared in Journal of Consciousness Studies and is a reply to a publication by Ian Phillips, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, that had criticized an earlier paper by Berger and his co-author. Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., Robert L. and Charlene Shangraw Professor and chair of the English department, wrote the introduction (translated into French) for “Face á Cela/Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa (Alger: Apic Éditions, 2021). This is the Pulitzerprize winner’s first bilingual poetry collection. “Beyond the Door of the Big House: Slavery and Poor Whites in Faulkner and the Slave Narratives,” an essay by Andrew Leiter, Ph.D., professor of English, was published in “Faulkner and Slavery” (edited by Jay Watson and James G. Thomas Jr., University Press of Mississippi). Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of theatre, was invited to direct “POPCORN FALLS,” a zany, two-actor play about a sleepy town “forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope – open a theater!” The play ran during September at historic Millbrook Playhouse in Mill Hall, Pa. “Biden’s White House Has a Communication Problem,” an article written by John Capo, assistant professor of communication, was published by CNN and Sirius XM host Michael Smerconish. In July, Capo performed in “Mamma Mia” at the Community Theatre League in Williamsport. He played the role of Sam, one of the potential fathers in the musical comprised of ABBA songs. The following faculty have been granted emeriti status upon their retirement. Lycoming College extends its sincere gratitude to these individuals for their dedication and service to the College. Barbara Buedel, Ph.D. Department of Modern Language Studies, Spanish (1989) G. W. Hawkes, Ph.D. Department of English (1989) Eileen Peluso, Ph.D. Department of Mathematical Sciences (1998) 22 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

NEWS FACULTY & STAFF Andreas Rentsch, assistant professor of art, took professional portraits of a diverse group of Williamsport citizens as part of the Let’s end COVID! public education campaign (www.letsendcovid.net). Over seven weeks, Rentsch photographed Mayor Derek Slaughter, two pastors, a local radio personality, a mother with her baby, and a veteran, amongst others. The goal of the campaign is to encourage hesitant sections of the population to get vaccinated. A total of 20 billboards are displayed around Williamsport and the vicinity. Lynn Estomin, professor emerita of art, is an active member of this campaign and designed the billboards and other media using the photographs. Laura Seddelmeyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, published a chapter titled “Great and Powerful Friends of Yesteryear: Australia’s Dilemma with ‘East of Suez’, 1967-71” in The Australian Journal of Politics and History (Vol. 67, No. 1, March 2021). She also published a book chapter, “Shaping Australia into a Neighborhood Power: Decolonization, Vulnerability, and the Cold War,” in the book “Temple of Peace: International Cooperation and Stability since 1945,” edited by Ingo Trauschweizer (Ohio University Press). A publication by Mark Zajack, Ph.D., assistant professor of business administration, has been accepted to appear in “Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice” (Cambridge University Press). In “Work as a Choice: Autonomous Motivation and the Basic Income,” Zajack addresses the opportunity for work motivation research to provide perspective on whether people would continue to work for pay under conditions of a universal basic income. The language column, “A Slice of English…and of languages around the world,” which appears in both The Clarion News and The Newport Daily Expess, has been accepted as a regular column by The Broadstairs Beacon, a magazine published in Broadstairs, England. The column, written by Daniela Ribitsch, Ph.D., part-time German instructor, compares English to other languages, such as Finnish, Danish, Swedish, German, and Italian; discusses nonhuman communication, such as the language of whales and trees; and shows what words and grammar we humans use to speak about nature, nonhumans animals, and other humans. Theresa Spanella, Ed.D., was appointed assistant dean for inclusivity and first-year students. Her primary responsibilities include the coordination of both Disability Support Services and new student orientation/transition programming, and academic support of firstyear students. She recently served as executive director of student persistence and success at Young Harris College. She holds a doctorate in education leadership from Bethel University and a B.A. in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Recent artwork by Howard Tran, professor of art, was displayed at Bucknell University’s Downtown Gallery from June to October. His installation, “Howard Tran: Tổ Tiên,” traces his journey as a Chinese Vietnamese American immigrant and includes a collection of sculptures and collages that show the cultural and genealogical connections between people seemingly separated by both oceans and generations. 23 www.lycoming.edu

(back row L to R) Varona, Drumm-Hewitt, Wagner, Pillai, Mesa Morales, and Achury; (front row L to R) Lieggi, Waltman, Streusand, and O’Donnell WELCOME Lycoming College is pleased to introduce the following individuals who joined the faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year. Susan Achury Assistant Professor of Political Science J.D., Universidad Nacional de Colombia M.A., University of Texas at El Paso Ph.D., University of Houston April Drumm-Hewitt Assistant Professor of Psychology B.A., The College of New Jersey M.S., Ph.D., Binghamton University Tori Lieggi Assistant Professor and Instructional Services Librarian, Coordinator of Access Services A.A., College of DuPage B.A., Illinois State University M.L.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Maybel Mesa Morales Assistant Professor of Spanish B.A., Universidad de la Habana Ph.D., Texas A&M University Mary Kate O’Donnell Assistant Professor of Biology B.S., Saint Joseph’s University Ph.D., University of South Florida Krish Pillai Assistant Professor of Computer Science B.Tech., University of Kerala M.S., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University Deb Streusand Visiting Assistant Professor of English B.A., St. John’s College M.A., Catholic University of America M.F.A., Mary Baldwin University Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin Rubén Varona Assistant Professor of Spanish B.A., University of Cauca M.F.A., University of Texas at El Paso Ph.D., Texas Tech University Phoebe Wagner Lecturer in English B.A., Lycoming College M.F.A., Iowa State University Ph.D. candidate, University of Nevada Elizabeth Waltman Assistant Professor and Instructional Services Librarian, Coordinator of Information Literacy and Outreach B.Mus., Ithaca College M.Mus., San Francisco Conservatory of Music M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh 24 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Juniata College LYCOMING COLLEGE Muhlenberg College Ohio Wesleyan University Westminster College Susquehanna University Washington & Jefferson College King’s College Lebanon Valley College Misericordia College 21.8% 19.8% 17.0% 16.1% 15.7% 14.1% 12.1% 10.8% 10.6% 9.8% ALUMNI DONORS as a percentage of solicited FY20 How Lycoming compares to competitive institutions from the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) and from the Liberal Arts 25, a select group of schools that Lycoming has compiled for institutional comparison purposes 25 www.lycoming.edu

Despite economic hardships experienced during a global pandemic, the collective support of our donors remains Warrior Strong. Through your ongoing generosity, you have helped make the 2020-21 fundraising year a successful one. Lycoming College received $5.2 million in outright gifts, for which we are extremely grateful. AT A GLANCE OTHER $2.8 M More than $2.8 million in gifts was allocated toward campus enhancements and renovations 20 21 FY 26 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

was raised in new permanent endowed funds for scholarships and academic programs POINTS OF PRIDE $1.4 M $2.3 M 2,627 3,000 22% alumni made a gift to their alma mater MORE THAN donors supported the LYCOMING FUND with gifts totaling more than 100% of students received financial aid, and overall funding will increase by for 2021-22 $793,082 was raised for Warrior Athletics during Lycoming’s Day of Giving on April 21, 2021 THANK YOU $283,453 $371,817 was raised from 875 donors 27 www.lycoming.edu

For more than 40 years, three of Lycoming College’s most notable professors, Drs. Robert Larson, Richard Morris, and John Piper Jr., led the department of history. Together, they established a tradition of academic excellence in undergraduate student research at Lycoming by founding the Historical Methods capstone research course. This course shaped an entire generation of history graduates and became the model for capstone experiences for other departments across campus. To honor their dedication, Lycoming has established the LarsonMorris-Piper History Fellowship in their honor. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, faculty, staff, and community members committed to the future of the history department and student research, the College surpassed its goal of raising $75,000 for the fellowship, and these funds will be fully realized over the next five years. Alumni ranging from the classes of 1963 to 2019 made gifts in support of this fund over a 16-month period. The fellowship will promote high-quality undergraduate student research by creating new funded research opportunities available for projects in history or history-related topics. The department anticipates selecting its first recipient in spring 2022. LARSON MORRIS PIPER HISTORY FELLOWSHIP ESTABLISHED 28 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE

The support of our alumni, parents, and friends is integral in guiding the upward trajectory of Lycoming College and shaping the experiences of its students. Your support changes lives so that our graduates can change the world. The College is grateful for our donors. The pages that include our List of Donors have been omitted from this flipbook, but those lists may be viewed on a password-protected site at www.lycoming.edu/presidents-report/donor-list/. Should you need assistance with the password, please contact marketing@lycoming.edu. Thank you for your generosity. 29 www.lycoming.edu

2020-2021 OFFICERS D. Mark Fultz ’80 Chair Retired CEO, Abtex Corp. Dresden, NY Donald Hughes ’72 Vice Chair Retired Managing Member, Camden Partners Holdings LLC Baltimore, MD Leigh Howe ’78 Secretary of the Board President and CEO for Maryland Proton Treatment Center Baltimore, MD Brian Belz ’96 Assistant Secretary Director US OTC Regulatory Compliance, Johnson & Johnson Gilbertsville, PA Ann Pepperman Assistant Secretary Partner, McCormick Law Firm Williamsport, PA BOARD MEMBERS Robert Bucknam ’81 Attorney/Partner, Archer Greiner, P.C. Haddonfield, NJ Melvin Campbell Jr. ’70 Retired President, Campbell, Harrington & Brear Advertising York, PA Kent Chapman ’86 Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director for the BioDiscovery Institute, University of North Texas Denton, TX Jay Cleveland Jr. ’88 President and CEO, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company Murrysville, PA John DiMarco Jr. ’76, ’04P Co-Owner Freddy’s Broomall, PA, West Chester, PA; Co-Owner, Penn Oaks Golf Club, West Chester, PA Voorhees, NJ William Evans ’72 Director Dental Surgeon (Retired), United States Public Health Service Cutchogue, NY Board of Trustees Lycoming College is pleased to announce the appointment of D. Mark Fultz ’80 as chair of the board of trustees. Fultz has been a trustee since 2008, having served as vice chair since 2015. Fultz is retired CEO of Abtex LLC in Dresden, New York. He joined Abtex Corporation in 1993 as vice president of sales and marketing. Abtex is a deburring technology company that manufactures abrasive filament deburring brushes and application-specific deburring systems to the North American manufacturing industry. In 2003, he became president, CEO, and owner of the company. During his highly successful presidency, Abtex grew substantially and greatly expanded and diversified its product offerings. Prior to joining Abtex, Fultz served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He then joined Air Products & Chemicals Inc. as a sales representative in the Rochester, N.Y., branch. In 1988, he was promoted to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, branch sales manager. Fultz earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lycoming in 1980. He was invited by Lycoming to be the James W. Harding Executive Speaker in 2014, where he spoke about technical advances in manufacturing, such as 3D printing and robotics. Fultz has a strong family history with the College. Dan Fultz ’57 ’01H, his father, has been a two-time employee, alumni board president, philanthropist, campaign chair, and trustee. Perhaps the elder Fultz is most notable for having planted numerous trees on what now bears his name as the Fultz Quadrangle in recognition of his service to Lycoming. He and his late wife, Helen, have been among Lycoming’s most generous donors. They established the John P. Graham Endowed Teaching Professorship and have supported many scholarships, memorial funds, capital projects, and campus initiatives spanning decades. Most recently, the family supported the Krapf Gateway Center by funding the Fultz Family Alumni & Advancement Suite. D. Mark Fultz ’80 NAMED CHAIR OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES 30 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2021 PRESIDENT’S REPORT/FALL MAGAZINE