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

Biology student earns conservation scholarship

Lycoming College biology major Ashlynn Beacker, a senior from Ulysses, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Inc.

PACD is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance locally-led efforts that support the wise use of the state’s natural resources. Each year, the PACD Auxiliary offers a $1,000 scholarship for Pennsylvania college students majoring in an agricultural or environmental field. Beacker received the award during the 66th joint annual conference hosted by the PACD and the State Conservation Commission in July.

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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