I have high expectations, don’t you?
Whether going on vacation or shopping for a home, we all hope to be hit with
a feeling of “this is it.” All of us have suffered that disappointment of planning and
then upon arrival thinking, “this isn’t what I had hoped.” A few times in my life I
have hit upon a place or had an experience, and not been disappointed.
The U.K. has never disappointed me.
Upstate New York took my breath away.
Colonial Williamsburg exceeded my expectations.
And then there is Lycoming College. I interviewed on the campus in the early
summer, and left with a really good feeling. “This is it!” I thought. When I moved
here the last week of July to assume my new position, I knew I had not been
wrong. This IS it!
Lycoming College does not disappoint; it takes my breath away and it exceeds
And it does all this in one of the most beautiful regions of the country.
It’s taken no time for Lycoming College to work its way into my heart. It has
welcomed me. It has laughed at my jokes. It has provided me with a dream job
and colleagues I instantly liked and admire. Each day I find out a little more about
this amazing institution and it never disappoints, but rather continues to delight.
There is so much I hope to accomplish to reveal the character, the spirit and the
accomplishments of this great college to a broader audience. I think we have a
great story to tell here and we will exceed the very high expectations of a very
Someday instead of hearing the question, “Lycoming? Where’s that?” we’ll
hear “You have visited Lycoming College, haven’t you?”
With that in mind, we have begun to make a few changes in the appearance of
the magazine. Never fear, your favorite sections are still here, but over the course
of this year we’ll be adding some new departments, and placing broader and
bolder emphasis on photography and graphics.
We want to provide you with a magazine worthy of the name, Lycoming. A
magazine that won’t disappoint, one that may take your breath away (give us a
little time on that one!) and one that meets your high expectations.
As we proceed with this makeover, let me hear from you. Tell me what
I‘m doing right and where I miss the mark.
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
This new facility will enhance our STEM
(science, technology, engineering and
mathematics) programs, and prepare
our students to take on STEM careers.
THE GRISBY EFFECT
LYCOMING GRAD BECOMES
A DRIVING FORCE IN HUMAN-
Scott Grigsby ’84 makes it possible for
an injured IndyCar driver to drive again.
28 ANNA RUTH SANDIN MASTERS: AN ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW
30 NORMANDY REVISITED: AN EXCELLENT EUROPEAN
34 BREWING SUCCESS: THE RUSTY RAIL
PAUL AND ERIC JOHN'S NEW VENTURE
36 WARRIOR NEWS
37 ALUMNI NEWS
34 CLASS NOTES