Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming College to host eighth annual Black History Month Dinner

Lycoming College alumnus Bruce Sawyer will be the guest speaker at the eighth annual Black History Month Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, in the College's Wertz Student Center. The event is sponsored by the Black Student Union and Black History Month Committee.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner in the Jane Schultz Room. Cost is $20 per person and reservations may be made by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at 570-321-4376.

Sawyer, who earned a bachelor's in biology from Lycoming in 1975, is the senior director of global business excellence for Johnson & Johnson's Pharmaceutical Supply Chain organization. His responsibilities include global manufacturing, procurement and external manufacturers, which encompasses more than 9,000 associates and 30 manufacturing locations worldwide. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, where he has held a series of managerial positions, he worked at the Sloan-Kettering Research Institute.

Sawyer and his wife, Marcia, live in Whitehouse Station, N.J., and have two children.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.