Area residents awarded at annual TEECA Eastern Regional Conference
Millersville University's chapter of the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association recently competed at the annual TEECA Eastern Regional Conference. The following area residents took home awards:
Greg Schneider, a freshman from Williamsport, received first place in the category of communications.
Bryan Parrish, a senior from Muncy, received third place in the category of transportation.
The TEECA chapter at Millersville University received seven awards at the TEECA Eastern Regional Conference, which was held Nov. 11 to 13 in Virginia Beach. Millersville's chapter, represented by 29 members and two faculty advisers, competed in nine events.
Local student participates in fall theater production
Gettysburg College students enjoy a wide range of performance opportunities in the theatre arts department, highlighted by several main stage and studio productions and one-act plays written and staged by students.
Under the direction, supervision and guidance of the theatre faculty, students act, stage manage, build, light, write, sew, and even direct as they translate each play "from page to stage."
Avery Lentz, of Hughesville, a junior at Gettysburg College, participated in the Fall 2012 production of Lynda Barry's "The Good Times are Killing Me" in the roles of Mr. Willis and production crew supervisor.
Lewisburg student nominated for traveling $25,000 fellowship
Carolyn Bonner Campbell, a graduate of Lewisburg Area High School, has been nominated for the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Campbell is one of four nominees from Wellesley College for the 2013-14 awards.
The Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant of $25,000 for independent study and travel outside the United States awarded to graduating college seniors. Each year, about 150 nominees from participating institutions are considered for 40 fellowships.
Fellows typically travel to three or more countries to pursue a project that, according to the Watson website, "enhances capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership, and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community." Awards are announced by March 15.
She plans to study the intersection of the tea industry and economic development in the United Kingdom, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.
Campbell majors in economics with a minor in Chinese language and literature. She is a Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute 2012 Fellow and interned at the World Bank this past summer.
Educator completes fellowship program
Elizabeth Barnhart, elementary special education coordinator for Williamsport Area School District, recently was one of 43 members of the 2011-12 cohort to complete the Pennsylvania Fellowship Program for Special Education Leaders.
According to the state Department of Education, the program is designed to build the knowledge and skills of special education leaders to lead special education services and supports to ensure success for all students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Each Fellow was required to participate in monthly, skill-building sessions that focused on practical application of current special education issues. Additionally, every fellow needed to complete a culminating project that was uniquely designed to meet the instructional or programmatic needs of their educational agency.
Student inducted into honor society
Malone University, Canton, Ohio, recently inducted Sherwood Frankie, of Muncy, into the Delta Lambda Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national professional honorary for men and women with a major or minor in health education.
Eta Sigma Gamma's objectives are the promotion of teaching, research, and service in and for the health education discipline. Membership for students in Eta Sigma Gamma can only be achieved by affiliating through a collegiate chapter.
Frankie is a sophomore community health education major.
Nursing scholarships available
Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit foundation created to recognize and retain nurses in Pennsylvania, announces the availability of scholarship funds for individuals pursuing an education in nursing.
The scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2013 and are available to be used to for tuition, books and-or educational fees for that same term.
To qualify, an applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania, be admitted to a nursing school in Pennsylvania that prepares the student to become a licensed practical nurse or working toward an advanced degree in nursing to practice in a new, advanced role in nursing, have a current minimum grade point average of "B" according to the school's standards, have completed or be currently enrolled in at least one course designated as "Nursing," and have not previously received a Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Scholarship.
The deadline is Jan. 31. To download an application, visit www.nightingaleawards.org.