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Walt Disney Company veteran to address campus on her 24-year career

Accomplished leader and 24-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif., Nancy Kachline ’81 will speak at Lycoming College on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m., in Krapf Gateway Center’s Trogner Presentation Room. Part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series, Kachline’s lecture, “Navigating the Pixie Dust – 24 Years at Disney,” will focus on her time working for The Walt Disney Company.

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First Year Seminar students learn invaluable financial lessons for the real world

For Lycoming College’s 2019 Fall Semester, the first-year seminar, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” was offered to incoming freshmen. Created and taught by Georg Grassmueck, Ph.D, associate professor and department chair of business administration, the course provides students with important financial information for their life after Lycoming.

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Lycoming College to host America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge; Students to compete for spot at state final

Lycoming College will play host to six other Pennsylvania colleges and universities for the regional round of the America250PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, a collaborative competition initiated by Gov. Tom Wolf to help kickoff a six-year, statewide celebration of America’s 250th birthday in 2020. The final presentations of the day-long competition will take place in the Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center on the Lycoming College campus, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., and are open to the general public for observation.

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Documentary film “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” at Williamsport CAC

The Lycoming College Scholars Program proudly presents a screening of the documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” a film about the impending global impact of Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency. The film begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College championed as a College of Distinction with new recognition for career development

Lycoming College has received national recognition for the quality and uniqueness of its individualized and engaging academic program by being named a College of Distinction for three years running. Additionally, the College was honored for its student success and satisfaction with specific programs, including Business Administration, Education, and the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE).

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Students engage in The Startup Experience with Henrik Scheel

While most students spent their weekends catching up on homework and relaxing, Lycoming College students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses immersed themselves in a unique, hands-on business workshop last month. The Startup Experience, a two-day program developed by CEO Henrik Scheel, implements experiential learning into entrepreneurship by simulating a startup business. The event, which was free and open to all students, took place Feb. 9-10 on the Lycoming College campus.

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Yuengling family to lead panel discussion at Lycoming College

Lycoming College’s Institute for Management Studies is pleased to welcome 2016 Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Dick Yuengling ’66 and his daughters for a presentation and panel discussion in Clarke Chapel on Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. The panel will focus on the brewer’s history, and growth of this once small business into a leader in the beer industry.

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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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