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Top awards presented

Lycoming College presented its top

four awards during Honors Convocation

on April 13.

David Fisher, Ph.D., professor

and department chair of physics and

astronomy, was the recipient of the 2013

Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni

Award for Faculty Excellence. His

research areas include condensed matter

physics, radiation damage in crystalline

and amorphous materials at low

temperature, and space flight history.

Seth Goodman, assistant professor

of art, received the 2013 Junior Faculty

Teaching Award for excellence in

teaching. He teaches painting, drawing,

two-dimensional design and color

theory. Goodman exhibits his paintings,

drawings and mixed media work

nationally and internationally. His major

topics of research deal with issues

relating to American social class and its

relationship with expressions of identity.

Brittany Tasch, student life

coordinator and assistant for residential

education, received the Makisu Award,

which the student body presents to a

faculty or staff member for extraordinary

service and dedication.

John Ryan Wolff, of Morrisville, Pa.,

received the annual Chieftain Award.

First presented in 1952, the award is

the highest honor given to a graduating

senior. Wolff, who earned bachelor’s

degree in finance and management

in May, was a member of the men’s

basketball team, resident adviser, Campus

Activities Board member and worked for

the Rec Center. This year, he created the

first Warrior Extreme Challenge, which

had more than 100 participants take part

in an obstacle course on campus. Wolff

now works for Precision Castparts Corp.,

headquartered in Portland, Ore.

Bennett named acting

vice president

Jeff Bennett ’94 has been appointed

Lycoming’s acting vice president for

finance and administration. He replaces

Sue Gaylor,

who was named

executive vice

president at




who earned a

bachelor’s degree

in financial

accounting, has

been Lycoming’s controller and chief

financial officer/treasurer since August

2012. He came to the college from

ParenteBeard LLC, Williamsport, where

he had been a certified public accountant

since 1994.

As acting vice president for finance

and administration, Bennett will continue

with his current responsibilities as

controller and treasurer and will oversee

human resources, the campus store, mail

services, print shop, food services and the

operations of the physical plant.

Lycoming recognized co-curricular student achievement on campus during its seventh annual Leadership

and Service Awards Banquet on April 10. The Seuren Leadership Speaker Series address was given by

then-President James Douthat. Andrea Seuren ’76 established the speaker series in 2007 in memory of her


Leadership and Service

John Ryan Wolff ’13

Jeff Bennett ’94



David Fisher and Seth Goodman

Brittany Tasch