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Student receives scholarship from regional education council

Lycoming College student Briana Wingrove, a junior in the education program and a psychology major, was recently awarded the 2013 Susquehanna Valley Reading Council (SVRC) Education Scholarship. 

Wingrove competed with students pursuing teacher certification from Lycoming and other surrounding colleges and universities. SVRC is an organization of professional and private individuals whose mission is to promote reading and literacy. 

Wingrove is pursuing both PreK-4 early childhood education and PreK-8 special education teaching credentials. She is completing a pre-student teaching experience in the classroom where she will student teach in the upcoming fall semester.

Dr. Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professor of education, said that each semester she takes a group of students to the SVRC’s meeting. 

“It is a good opportunity for them to connect with a professional organization, to meet in-service educators and hear about current issues in the teaching field,” Hickoff-Cresko said. “Amy Cline, a senior in the education program and a psychology major, received the award last year and was the first Lycoming College student to do so.”

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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