Marilouise Mazzante

Marilouise Mazzante

History, 1976

Social studies teacher at Williamsport Area High School (Pa.)

I have taught more than 5,000 students and coached more than 500 young adults during my time at Williamsport Area High School. I recently was awarded the College's 2013 Alumna of the Year award through the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, which was a huge honor.

I credit the small liberal arts atmosphere at Lycoming for giving me a well-rounded approach to teaching and instruction. My professors served as great mentors in skill and content. Their expertise in a multitude of areas gave not just me, but every Lycoming student that had the benefit of taking their courses, the optimum experience in learning history. All of them were great mentors and are responsible, in some way, for the successful teaching career that I enjoy.

At Lycoming, I played tennis and was successful in the Mid-Atlantic Conference in singles and doubles. I also worked with the education department to rewrite curriculum for history using the newest skills at the time to apply to the instruction of teaching history. My membership in the Phi Kappa Phi honor society has always been a special part of my Lycoming experience.