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Chief Marketing Officer at SAP to speak at Lycoming College

Lycoming’s Institute for Management Studies (IMS) is pleased to welcome Global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP Alicia Tillman ’97 to present as a guest lecturer in the Harding Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Her lecture, titled “Building Customer Loyalty in the Digital Age to Drive Profitability and Growth,” will examine how to create valuable customer experiences that drive differentiation, profitability, and growth for companies in today’s modern world.

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Lycoming College launches Entrepreneurship minor

Just one year after Lycoming College added entrepreneurship classes to the curriculum, and appointed Marshall Welch III to the position of Sloter Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, the College is débuting entrepreneurship as a new minor available to all students, regardless of their major.

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Lycoming College again honored as College of Distinction with special recognition of business and education programs

For the second consecutive year, Lycoming College has been recognized as a College of Distinction, with further honor given to both the education program and the business program. Lycoming was originally named a College of Distinction in January 2017 for its engaging student body, excellence in teaching, vibrant residential campus community, and success in post-graduate career placement.

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Lycoming hosts immersive business program for high school students

Lycoming College will welcome 1500+ high school students to campus for the 40th annual Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). The College will host four sessions from July 1 through Aug. 4.

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Lycoming students network with alumni at prominent investment management company

A group of Lycoming College students and faculty members visited The Vanguard Group, an investment management company located in Malvern, Pa., on April 13. With several alumni employed by Vanguard, the trip served as a networking opportunity and a chance for students to talk with industry professionals, including investment legend and company founder, Jack Bogle.

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Lycoming College students inducted into honor society for accounting and business

The Lycoming College chapter of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD) academic honor society inducted eleven students during a ceremony on April 18. The society consists of students majoring in accounting or business, ranked in the top 20 percent of their junior or senior class, with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. 

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Celebrity chef Jay Ducote to lecture on entrepreneurship at Lycoming College

Jay Ducote, runner-up on the 11th season of Food Network Star, will address the Lycoming College and Williamsport communities as the inaugural speaker of the College’s entrepreneurship lecture series. The event will take place April 24, 7 p.m., at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport.

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Lycoming College to tackle entrepreneurship at panel discussion

Seasoned entrepreneurs will gather at Lycoming College for a panel discussion, “Redefining Entrepreneurship,” on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, the discussion will range from the evolving definition of entrepreneurship to what the future holds for entrepreneurs. Panelists will also discuss leadership of such ventures and the role of outside directors in the operation of these businesses. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College business and education programs cited by Colleges of Distinction

Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to higher education, Lycoming College was further honored this year for its expert integration of the liberal arts with a modern approach to scholarship that includes experiential learning opportunities for both business administration and education programs.

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Marshall D. Welch III appointed Sloter Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

Lycoming College has named Marshall D. Welch III the first person to hold the Stanley ’80 and Jolene Hall ’80 Sloter Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship. As the former CEO of Autotrakk LLC, a leading automobile leasing company based in Williamsport, Pa., Welch was chosen for the endowed chair based on his success as an entrepreneur and for advising businesses domestically and around the world. He has assumed a leave from his position as a Lycoming College trustee and secretary of the board for the duration of his employ by the College.

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Pioneering student-faculty research reveals link between motivational orientation and emotion

A student-faculty research duo at Lycoming College identified an interesting link between motivational orientation and emotions in the workplace. Motivational orientation refers to a person’s interests, attitudes and willingness to master tasks and goals.

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Pennsylvania CEO shares insights about the importance of corporate integrity at Lycoming College

Daniel Langdon ’73, CEO of East Penn Manufacturing of Lyon Station, Pa., will discuss how integrity promotes corporate success at a presentation to be held at Lycoming College on March 31 at 7 p.m. The free presentation is open to the public and will be held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall at the corner of 4th and Basin Streets.

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Entrepreneurship expert from Lycoming College to serve on Caribbean task team

Bonita Kolb, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration at Lycoming College, is serving as an industry expert that will help Grenadian entrepreneurs develop businesses that showcase traditional cultural and creative products to tourists. The project, sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS), will enhance the socio-economic potential of the Caribbean region.

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