Clean Water Institute
announces new intern
Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate
at the Lycoming College Clean Water
Institute, and the Susquehanna River
Heartland Coalition for Environmental
Studies (SRHCES) have established
a new summer internship program
in environmental education at Camp
Victory, a camp for special-needs
children near Millville, Pa.
Internships will be funded by the
Degenstein Foundation, and Petokas will
serve as the intern mentor. Two years ago,
Petokas and former Lycoming biology
students Mike Henao ’10 and Brandan
Gray ’11 completed an inventory of the
plants and animals at Camp Victory. This
inventory was used to bolster a grant
application to fund a new nature center
for the camp.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors at
SRHCES institutions may apply for the
summer internships, and those selected
will be offered a stipend, room and
board at the 250-acre camp. The camp is
especially interested in hosting student
interns who enjoy working with special-
needs children and those with an interest
in environmental education.
Archaeology program reaps
international exposure
Lycoming’s burgeoning archaeology
program received national and
international exposure recently thanks
to the efforts of Dr. William Dever,
distinguished visiting professor of
archaeology, and Dr. Pamela Gaber,
professor of archaeology and Judaic
Dever was a featured scholar in “Back
to the Beginning,” a two-part series that
aired on ABC in late December. During
the series, correspondent Christiane
Amanpour retraced some of the stories
and mysteries of the Bible as she
explored places that are common to
Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Gaber presented a paper at the
Archaeological Institute of America’s
annual meeting in early January in
Seattle, Wash. She then spent the rest
of the month as a visiting lecturer at the
University of California Los Angeles’
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.
In February, she attended the British
Museum’s special viewing of the newly-
installed Cypriote gallery in London.
For the past two years, Gaber has been
a consultant on the installation of the
exhibition. It includes materials from
the College’s archaeology field school
site in Idalion, Cyprus, which is directed
each summer by Gaber and Dever. She
also presented the lecture, “Regionalism
in Late Bronze and Iron Age Cyprus,”
at the University of Oxford before
leading a tour of the Cypriote galleries at
Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and
Lycoming named to Top 100
Lycoming College has been named
to this year’s Top 100 Organizations list
by the editorial board of
Business Central
. Nominations were
taken from throughout the publication’s
20-county coverage area with more than
65,000 eligible candidates, and the final
honorees were businesses that achieved
a level of excellence and had a positive
impact on the region in 2012, according
to David N. Wells, magazine publisher.
Mike Henao ’10 and Dr. Peter Petokas, research
associate with Lycoming’s Clean Water Institute,
at the new nature center at Camp Victory, which
serves special-needs children.
Dr. William Dever, distinguished visiting professor of archaeology, was a featured scholar in “Back to the
Beginning,” a two-part series that aired on ABC.
Drs. Pamela Gaber and William Dever
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