Bob Bridgman Memorial Run set for May 27
MANSFIELD -The 13th annual Bob Bridgman 5K Memorial Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 27 at Mansfield University's Shaute Field. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.
A kids' fun run will be held while the runners are out on the course.
Bridgeman, a math professor at MU for 36 years, began long distance running in 1976 and brought to the sport the integrity he took everywhere he went. He loved the sport and the people who participated. He also loved our community and did much to improve it.
The Bob Bridgman 5K Memorial Run honors his memory by returning all proceeds from this race to the Mansfield area. The organizations that benefited benefit the Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, M.U. Cross Country, Mansfield H.S. Cross Country, and the Bob Bridgman Memorial Scholarship at M.U.
The Bob Bridgman Scholarship is awarded to an incoming MU freshman who ranks in the top 25 percent of their high school class, has a minimum SAT score of 1,000 and demonstrates the highest traits of leadership, citizenship and character, and shows evidence of providing service to people or animals and a willingness and desire to continue to do so in the future.
Pre-registration fee is $15 and must be postmarked by Tuesday. Day of the race registration is $20.
For more information and a downloadable race form, go to jeffbridgman.com/5k/ Call 297-3271 or 662-3600 for more information.
Quick Start Leadership Program offered by WDCE at Penn College
High-performing individuals often are tapped for leadership roles with little or no training in effective leadership.
The Quick Start Leadership program, presented by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology, assists those launching leadership careers and facilitates leadership teams by presenting common approaches to issues leaders may face.
The noncredit program, which consists of two training sessions, includes information on transitioning into your new leadership role, understanding and developing your leadership style, communicating critical job information, and performing legally and ethically.
The sessions will run from 7:30 a.m. to noon on May 29 and June 5 at the Center for Business and Workforce Development on the college's main campus in Williamsport. The program also can be customized and delivered at employer locations.
Instructor Eric Bergstrom is an experienced leader of organization development, human resource management and manufacturing/operations management with more than 20 years of industry experience. He holds a Ph.D. in workforce education and development from Penn State University, as well as master's and bachelor's degrees in training and development.
Call WDCE at 327-4775 for more information or visit www.pct.edu/wdce (click on "courses") to register or view a complete listing of courses, descriptions and dates.
For information on credit offerings at Penn College, visit www.pct.edu/schools.
Great Valu announces scholarship winners
TURBOTVILLE - Turbotville Great Valu has awarded its ninth annual Great Scholarships for Great Students scholarship to Rebecca Lapp of Watsontown.
The independent owners of Great Valu Supermarkets underwrite the Great Scholarships for Great Students program, which has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships to date. It is through the scholarship program that Great Valu stores recognize the commitment of high school students to their education and communities. The Great Scholarships for Great Students program enables a deserving high school senior in each of the retail markets, in addition to a number of store associates in the overall marketing group, to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of their post-secondary education.
The program is managed by Great Valu's scholarship committee, which selected the winners. The applicants represented a broad cross section of outstanding seniors from all the markets served by Great Valu stores. Selections were made based on grade-point average, extra curricular activities and individual student life challenges.
Student selected to attend HOBY seminar
Adam J. Malek has been selected to join 250 leaders representing many high schools from throughout Central and Northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from May 16 through 19 at Shippensburg University. Representing Loyalsock Township High School, Malek is the son of Witold and Leslie Silvagni Malek of Williamsport.
For the past 55 years, HOBY Leadership Seminars have brought together select groups of high school sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government and education to discuss present and future issues in an enthusiastic learning environment.
HOBY was established by the veteran actor Hugh O'Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired my a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Says O'Brian, "HOBY'S goal is to seek out, recognize and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation's youth."