Eleven highlights from 2011

The Lycoming College community had many reasons to celebrate in 2011. Both on campus and in the community, from a record breaking class to a two-century milestone, here’s a look back at some highlights of the past year:

Lycoming College was recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report, and was also named one of the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review and one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes.com. “Washington Monthly” ranked Lycoming fourth out of 249 national liberal arts colleges in a study to determine which colleges most increase the likelihood of the graduation of its entering students.

Bicentennial Charter Day was held on April 2, kicking-off the College’s year-long bicentennialcelebration, themed “Into Our Third Century.”

Lycoming welcomed the Class of 2015 – its largest group of first-year students in three decades – during New Student Convocation in August. The class featured approximately 418 first-time students and 42 transfers.

In the wake of the early-September flood that devastated much of the region, groups of Lycoming students lent their time, hands and hearts to assist area families and agencies in relief efforts.

President James Douthat signed the Climate Commitment pledge, which supports initiatives to reduce carbon emissions on campus.

Lycoming was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which demonstrates that the College’s students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Dr. Marisa Macy, assistant professor of education, was selected to serve as an international expert in early childhood special education in the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Wrestling Coach Roger Crebs recorded his 300th victory and joined legendary coach Budd Whitehill as the first pair of coaches in NCAA Division III history to win 300 matches each at the same school.

Maroon 5 headlined the College’s fall concert in October.

The College selected a new hospitality partner in Parkhurst Dining Services, which implemented a comprehensive renovation of the Wertz Student Center dining hall.

Dr. Bonita Kolb, associate professor of business, and Dr. Jonathan Williamson, chair of the political science department, worked through the College's Center for the Study of Community and the Economy to co-author the first comprehensive study on the effects of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry boom on housing markets across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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