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Gregory promoted to director

of library services

Alison Gregory ’97 has been promoted

to associate dean and director of library

services at Lycoming’s John G. Snowden

Memorial Library.

Since 2005, she

had served as

assistant professor

and instructional

services librarian

and coordinator

of information

literacy and

outreach. She

replaces Janet

McNeil Hurlbert, who retired in June.

Gregory also has been elected to serve

as the secretary of the faculty for 2013-

14, is the Class of 2014 adviser and the

past president of the college’s chapter of

the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Gregory earned a bachelor’s degree

in history from Lycoming and a master’s

of science degree in library science at

Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Richmond recognized

with award

Kerry Richmond, Ph.D., assistant

professor of criminal justice at Lycoming,

received the

second Berthold

Research and



Award from

the college.

The award is

given annually

to a faculty

member who has

exhibited a commitment to research and

information competencies in assignments,

collaboration, curriculum, professional

development and scholarship.

Richmond’s research interests focus

on the effectiveness of correctional

programming to promote the reintegration

of offenders, specifically females.

Lycoming to start

community orchestra

The Lycoming College Community

Orchestra, a new ensemble for local

amateur musicians, is being created

thanks to a $15,000 grant from the

While cleaning out his office, retiring President James Douthat found a framed certificate signed in

1862 by President Abraham Lincoln that named Benjamin Crever, the college’s founder, as a Civil War

chaplain. The certificate, also signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, is being stored in the College

Archives while preservation plans are under way. An Associated Press story about the find drew worldwide


Chinese delegates visit campus

Lincoln document found

Williamsport Lycoming Community

Fund at the First Community Foundation

Partnership of Pennsylvania.

“There was a need shown for

artistic and cultural opportunities in the

region,” said William Ciabattari, Ph.D.,

assistant professor and chair of the music

department and director of bands at

Lycoming, who also will conduct the new


The orchestra will perform a couple of

free concerts a year and target people

who played in high school or college but

now find themselves without an outlet to


Ciabattari, who earned a master’s

degree in tuba from the Cleveland

Institute of Music and a Ph.D. in music

education from Case Western Reserve

University, was appointed director


Alison Gregory ’97

Kerry Richmond

Several delegates from Hunan International Economics University in China visited campus in June in

an effort to bolster our international relationship with their institution. From left are Shannon Bolin ’15,

an admissions tour guide; Xuecai Li, chief financial officer; Zhao Li, vice president; Fangping Zhang,

university president and his wife; and Jason Moran ’04, Lycoming’s director of admissions. HIEU is the

second-largest private university in China, with a student body of 27,000.