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The Williamsport Internship Summer Program (WISE) had a successful

second year. Twenty-one students worked with 18 different businesses,

government agencies and social services across Lycoming County. Trustees

Stan Sloter ’80 and Don Hughes ’72 have graciously directed gifts to fund

intern stipends in order to offset unpaid-but-valuable internship opportunities.

The pair spent a day on campus this summer interacting with these students

and observing the program.

More than 100 students participated in internships across all fields of study.

Internships are available throughout the year, and the College is always

seeking alumni or business leaders who can offer or recommend internships

for our students.


The College also hosted the second annual Lycoming College Prep Program

funded by a grant from the AT&T Foundation. New trustee Mike Schweder ’72,

president of AT&T Mid Atlantic States, helped to identify and secure the grant

funding. Eighteen rising high school seniors from schools across the country

completed the two-week residential program at Lycoming College from July

11-25. The students included representatives from two local high schools,

Loyalsock and Hughesville, and peers from Philadelphia, New York, Chicago,

Texas and California who are enrolled in KIPP, MOSTE, NOBLE and YES Prep.

Senior biology major Jared

Dickerson completed two

internships with the Pennsylvania

Department of Environmental

Protection. He earned class

credit for his spring internship

by processing some 100

macroinvertebrate samples to

help clear a year-old backlog at

the agency, learning and following

all state-required procedures to

properly document the collection

samples. During the summer, he

sampled streams in more than 40

locations across the state, many

never before tested, to serve as

a baseline to help determine the

ongoing health of these waterways.