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Lycoming College receives $25,000 contribution from AT&T for Lycoming Summer Academy

Lycoming College receives $25,000 contribution from AT&T for Lycoming Summer Academy

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AT&T’s continued support totals $265,000 for college preparation summer program

Lycoming College received a generous contribution of $25,000 from AT&T to support the Lycoming Summer Academy (LSA), a scholarship-earning bridge program dedicated to helping first-year college students achieve success in higher education.

AT&T has made generous contributions to Lycoming College since 2012. This marks the eleventh year of giving to the College, and its fourth in support of LSA, bringing AT&T’s total support to $265,000.

“The ongoing support that AT&T provides to LSA is transformational and greatly appreciated,” said PageCarol Woods, Ed.D., assistant dean for student success at Lycoming. “The primary goal of LSA is to give students who may need assistance in the transition from high school to college an opportunity to engage in the Lycoming College/Williamsport experience nine days before matriculation. Many times, these additional nine days can set these first-year students on the road to a successful college experience.”

David Kerr, president of external affairs for AT&T Pennsylvania, returned to campus to meet with LSA participants during a dinner on Nov. 13 where he gave a career presentation to promote student success.

“AT&T sees tremendous value in the Lycoming Summer Academy. Not only are we pleased to contribute to this program, but I have personally enjoyed having the opportunity to interact with the students who directly benefit from this successful program,” said Kerr.

Each year, LSA participants select one of two courses taught by Lycoming faculty for which they earn two academic credits. They attend presentations and workshops offered by members of the faculty, staff, alumni, current students, and members of the business community. Students also complete a community service project and enjoy off-campus adventures such as a kayaking or hiking excursion, a trip to Knoebel's Amusement Resort, and a tour of the Little League International Headquarters.

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