Elizabeth Gallen is the winner of the Kenneth E. Himes Endowed Scholarship for 2015. “I
am honored. This scholarship will be an enormous help to me,” said Gallen.
Majoring in corporate communications with a dual minor in human services and music,
Gallen plans to graduate in the spring of 2017. A member and officer of all three Lycoming
choirs, which perform a challenging repertoire of pieces locally and afar, Gallen won the
Lycoming College Butler Choir Award in April.
As part of her Romantic German Music and Literature course last spring, Gallen traveled
with her classmates to visit Mozart’s Salzburg, Schoenberg’s Vienna and the J.S. Bach
Museum in Leipzig, Germany. “Lycoming College is a wonderful fit for me. Not only are
the professors outstanding at what they do, the trip is a prime example of the many
opportunities the College provides students to grow and learn.”
When not studying or touring with the choir, Gallen stays active on campus with a full
slate of activities. She is a member of the Lycoming Buddies Club, which fosters one-to-
one friendships with members of the Lycoming community with intellectual disabilities.
“Lycoming Buddies has been a fantastic way to become more involved in the greater
Williamsport community. By joining the group, I have met many amazing people — both
the buddies and the Lycoming students,” she said. In addition, Gallen is a member of the
Student Senate, Dance Club, and LEAF Environmental Club.
“Lycoming College has provided me with an exceptional learning environment, a very
exciting social life and a home away from home,” she said.
2015 WARRIOR PROFILE