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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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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Students learn global business in Europe

Ten Lycoming College students recently traveled to Europe for the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) European Business Experience May term course. During their 10-day trip, the students explored London, England; Brussels, Belgium; Bruges, Belgium; and Reykjavik, Iceland where they visited various business, government and cultural sights.

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Business and accounting students network at Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce PM Exchange

30 Lycoming College business and accounting students attended a PM Exchange April 16.

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New student organization provides marketing and communications support to campus and community

Two Lycoming College students recently founded Lycoming Communications, also known as LyComm, a student-run marketing and communications organization on the Lycoming College campus. Darrian McClellan, a junior from Williamsport, Pa., and Rachel Heck, a senior from Starr, Md., both have a major in corporate communications.

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Lycoming hosts founder and principal of CareerChoiceFirst

Jim Scott, founder and principal of CareerChoiceFirst, recently spoke to 35 Lycoming College business and accounting students regarding job offer negotiations, types of basic compensation and benefit packages, and long-term job security.

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Lycoming hosts PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Global Tax Leader

The Lycoming College Institute for Management Studies will welcome alumnus J. Richard Stamm, vice chairman and global tax leader, as a part of its James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall, at the corner of Basin and Fourth streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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Dr. Bonita Kolb keynote speaker at WVIA ArtScene Conference

Dr. Bonita Kolb, associate professor of business administration at Lycoming College, was the keynote speaker at the annual WVIA ArtScene Conference: Building Our Arts Community Through Marketing. The Conference was held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in the WVIA Public Media Center in Pittston, Pa.

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Alumnus and CEO D. Mark Fultz to speak Nov. 11

The Lycoming College Institute for Management Studies will welcome alumnus D. Mark Fultz, president, CEO and owner of Abtex Corporation, as a part of its James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. His presentation, “Manufacturing Success,” will be held Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Heim Building, room G-11, on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Business students conduct resume writing workshop

Sixteen Lycoming College students in a business practicum class taught by Bonita Kolb, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration, recently held a résumé writing workshop at the local American Rescue Workers. ARW is a national religious and charitable movement that provides housing and services to homeless men.

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Marketing plans for rehabilitation center created by Lycoming students

Lycoming College students recently created marketing plans for Ravine Ridge, a new short-term physical rehabilitation and transitional care unit that will open on The Williamsport Home campus. The participating students were enrolled in a marketing strategy course taught by Bonita Kolb, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration.

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