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Lycoming College business administration major nominated for PennACE award

Lycoming College business administration major nominated for PennACE award

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Lycoming College junior business administration major John Koch has been nominated for the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the business category. Each year, the award is given to recognize notable workers and interns at eligible institutions in the state of Pennsylvania.

This past summer, Koch, a native of Schuylkill Haven, was an administrative intern at Schuylkill Health in Pottsville. According to Anne Landon, assistant director of Lycoming College’s Institute for Management Studies and internship coordinator, “In the internship, he demonstrated extraordinary initiative, strategic thinking and professionalism in a healthcare environment that required maturity and discretion.”

Koch was nominated for the award by Landon and his faculty supervisor, Bonita Kolb, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration at Lycoming. He will compete with students from colleges and universities including Penn State University, Susquehanna University, Juniata College, Duquesne University, Grove City College, Seton Hill University, Muhlenberg College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The winner will be selected on Nov. 25.

The PennACE JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards are given in memory of JoAnne Day, a longtime colleague and friend to many involved in cooperative education, academic internships and career services, who died in 2005 after a two-year battle with cancer. Day’s professional tenure spanned decades and included a time as director of career development and assistant dean of students at Lycoming.

The Pennsylvania Associate of Colleges and Employers is a collaborative organization of career development and recruitment professionals that provides professional growth and networking opportunities designed to enhance career development practices for Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates.

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