Lycoming seeks to improve its national reputation by enhancing five existing programs through new endowment opportunities.
- Institute for Management Studies - The Institute for Management Studies supports the academic programs of the departments of business administration, economics and accounting. It provides those students with opportunities that might be found only in a business school within the context of a liberal arts and sciences college. The endowments will ensure the continuation of the program, which is now primarily funded from the operating budget.
- Clean Water Institute - Founded by biology professor Dr. Mel Zimmerman, this dynamic program maximizes Lycoming's current strength in environmental sciences by providing both a service to the region and a unique learning experience for Lycoming students.
- Symposium Program - This program brings outside speakers and scholars to campus throughout a semester-long discussion on a variety of important topics. Recent symposia have included "Brown versus the Board of Education: The Road to Civil Rights," "The Genome Project," "Space," "Evolution" and "The Internet: Challenges and Choices in Cyberspace."
- Visiting Scholars Program - This new program will bring writers, artists, scientists, historians and others to our relatively rural campus to enrich a variety of academic departmental offerings.
- Creative Writing Program - Established in the late 1980s, few creative writing programs of this caliber exist at small liberal arts colleges. Lycoming's program is co-directed by a renowned poet and a successful fiction writer and has become a highly respected part of the college's curriculum. The endowment will offset the high costs of the program and support visiting poets and writers.
For more information about endowing academic programs at Lycoming College, please contact the Office of Development at (570) 321-4036.