2018 Spring LC Magazine

THY PAUL HENRY ’66 ASSISTS WARRIOR COFFEE PROJECT Paul Henry ’66 has been busy helping the Warrior Coffee Project. Since meeting Caroline Payne, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, at an Alumni Association Executive Board meeting in the fall of 2016, Henry has been spending his spare time helping increase sales of the College’s Warrior Gold, Warrior Blue and Warrior Decaf coffees. In addition to appealing to his friends, family and other Lycoming alumni to support this initiative, he regularly visits churches to tell congregations about the Warrior Coffee Project — through which the College purchases coffee at a fair price from farmers in the Dominican Republic and uses the profits to invest in sustainable development projects that help the coffee farmers, and that provide our students with the very best in experiential learning opportunities. By sharing our Warrior Coffee story, Henry has sold hundreds of bags of coffee to churches and their members. The faculty and students who are part of the Warrior Coffee Project are very appreciative of his efforts and recognize that the funds his hard work generates have allowed the project to remain impactful and continue growing. CAMPUS COMMUNITY VIEWS SOLAR ECLIPSE Lycoming College students, faculty and staff gathered on the patio outside of the Heim building on Aug. 21, 2017, to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and Earth to block all or part of the sun. While some parts of the country experienced a total solar eclipse, northeastern and central Pennsylvania saw roughly three-fourths of the sun covered by the moon at the peak of the eclipse. Members of the campus community safely viewed the eclipse through special glasses and a telescope fitted with a solar filter provided by Richard Erickson, Ph.D., professor of astronomy and physics. LYCOMING’S FIRST STUDENT FROM PUEBLA, MEXICO Andre de Jesus Moises Leon Islas, from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), was Lycoming’s first student from Puebla, Mexico. He spent a semester here as part of the exchange agreement between UPAEP and Lycoming College, during which he studied business and German. The partner program allows for students from both countries to study abroad for a semester or two, an experience that Leon Islas was eager to try. He cited the College’s academic reputation as part of the reason he decided to participate in the program. “I chose to attend Lycoming College because I think it is a very strong and competitive school in which students can learn in and out of the classroom,” said Leon Islas. “From what I experienced, the College and the professors are interested in inspiring students to work hard and to innovate and reinvent the rules of their professional fields.” The exchange agreement also further strengthens the relationship between Lycoming College and the state of Puebla, where alumnus Rafael Moreno Valle ’91 served as governor from February 2011 through January 2017. Andre de Jesus Moises Leon Islas and President Kent Trachte 7 www.lycoming.edu