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Lycoming College News


Mikayla Feldbauer named Lycoming College 2020 Chieftain

October 8, 2020

In a virtual ceremony on Oct. 2, Lycoming College revealed Mikayla Feldbauer ’20 as the 2020 Chieftain Award winner. The Chieftain Award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior who has contributed the most to Lycoming College through support of school activities, has exhibited utmost dedication and outstanding leadership qualities, has evidenced good moral character, and whose academic rank is above the median of the preceding senior class. First bestowed in 1952, the Chieftain Award is typically presented during Honors Convocation each spring. Given the unusual circumstances created by the pandemic, this year’s award presentation was delayed. Other nominees included Sarah Bain ’20, Braeden Gonzales ’20, and Victoria Ricedorf ’20.

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Warrior Coffee sales and virtual tasting event deliver economic relief for farmers

October 1, 2020

Lycoming College is marking today — International Coffee Day — as the jumping off point for a month-long celebration of coffee and fundraising initiatives. For the month of October, the College’s Warrior Coffee Program has pledged to boost support for Warrior Coffee farmers to help sustain them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in these efforts are a virtual coffee tasting event and increased contributions from sales of Warrior Coffee through the Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea Co. website.

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A Message from the President: How Lycoming and other Pennsylvania liberal arts colleges are delivering a residential experience

October 1, 2020

Since March 2020, the COVID pandemic has altered in fundamental ways the landscape of higher education. With a few exceptions, colleges and universities completed the 2020 spring semester utilizing remote modes of instruction. Despite substantial financial assistance provided to higher education through the CARES Act, the sector as a whole and the great majority of institutions have experienced substantial revenue losses. For example, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania estimates that its 92 members have revenue losses approaching $500 million.

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Maryam Haytham Esmat ’21: Pursuing an education that is out of this world

September 30, 2020

It’s not every day that you meet a student who has a certain poise about her — a genuine sincerity, intelligence, talent, and compassion — that draws you in and makes you want to learn more about what makes her tick. Maryam Haytham Esmat ’21 is that student, and you can’t help but find her passion infectious.

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Lycoming College awarded $300,000 Department of Justice grant for sexual assault education

September 25, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a second $300,000 grant to Lycoming College to continue, over the next three years, a comprehensive, campus-wide sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking (SV/DV) prevention program. The grant will support the College in extending the work it began under the same grant program in 2017, promoting a culture of “upstanding” where students, faculty, and staff actively create a campus free from SV/DV.

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Archaeology professor secures grant to conduct interdisciplinary research in Mesoamerica

September 23, 2020

Jessica Munson, Ph.D., assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology, has been awarded a $14,000 H. and T. King Grant by the Society for American Archaeology. The grant will fund geoarchaeological research in support of Munson’s ongoing excavation at Altar de Sacrificios, a Maya site located along the Mexico-Guatemala border.

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U.S. News rankings shine a light on Lycoming College’s strong academic reputation

September 14, 2020

Lycoming College once again made a strong showing in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, claiming the No. 120 position in the publication’s well known National Liberal Arts Colleges list, which represents the elite colleges across the United States. U.S. News & World Report provides objective college rankings that help students and their families compare the academic quality of higher education institutions across the country.

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Smith highlights award winners during Lycoming’s Staff Appreciation Day

September 10, 2020

Debbie Smith ’17, faculty administrative assistant, was named the Lycoming College Employee of the Year during the College’s Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday, Aug. 6, highlighting a group of 10 staff members that were recognized for excellence on the job and their dedication to the College.

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Lycoming student earns prestigious LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

September 8, 2020

Dage Girault Albert ’21 has become the first Lycoming College student to earn an undergraduate scholarship from the LAGRANT Foundation. Girault Albert is one 30 undergraduate students nationwide to earn the scholarship from the foundation.

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Lycoming College Art Gallery reopens with faculty exhibition

September 3, 2020

At its first show since closing in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lycoming College Art Gallery invites the greater Williamsport community to its annual faculty exhibition, featuring recent works from the College’s studio art faculty. The show opens Sept. 4, and is scheduled to run through Jan. 23, 2021.

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Lycoming College sees steep rise to No. 61 on Washington Monthly liberal arts rankings

September 1, 2020

Lycoming College rose 39 spots to take No. 61 in the Washington Monthly 2020 Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking. The College is in good company with liberal arts colleges Amherst, Wesleyan, and Berea, topping this year’s liberal arts rankings. The announcement comes on the heels of the College’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges.”

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Princeton Review recognition underscores Lycoming College’s innovation and strong academics

August 27, 2020

Lycoming College is one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, according to the Princeton Review, who recommends Lycoming College in the 2021 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 386 Colleges.” As one of just 14 percent of America’s 2,800 four-year colleges profiled in the book, Lycoming was selected in part based on the strength of its academic offerings data.

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Kleinsasser earns prestigious Levy Scholarship from the Society of Physics Students

August 18, 2020

Kirk Kleinsasser ’23 has earned the 2020 Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship from the Society of Physics Students. The president of the Lycoming College Chapter of the Society of Physics Students, the Muncy Valley, Pa., native is a dual major in physics and chemistry.

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