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Lycoming College
Lycoming College Seal
Motto αληθεια (Truth)
Established 1812
Type Private coeducational liberal arts college
Endowment $135 million[1]
President James E. Douthat
Faculty 90
Undergraduates 1485
Postgraduates 0
Location Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Yellow (or Gold)
Nickname Warriors
Website http://www.lycoming.edu

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The College enrolls 1500 undergraduate students from over 35 states and 10 foreign countries. Ninety percent of the College's students live on campus. Lycoming College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church but operates as an independent institution.

The Carnegie Foundation has classified the College as a “Baccalaureate College – Arts & Sciences.” However, using more detailed categories of the newly revised Carnegie Classification system, Lycoming is found to be one of only 44 colleges to confer over 80% of its degrees in the arts and sciences, to focus exclusively on undergraduate education, to be small in size, to be “selective” or “more selective” in admissions, and to have a majority of full-time students residing on campus.

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Academics

Lycoming College confers both BA and BS degrees. Fields of Study offered include Accounting, Actuarial Mathematics, American Studies, Archeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Art History, Art (Studio),Astronomy, Biblical Languages, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science, French, German, History,International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Ministry, Psychology, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish, Theater, and Women's & Gender Studies. Students also have the opportunity to design their own programs of study.[1]

Athletics

Lycoming College's mascot is the Warrior. The school fields teams in basketball (Men and Women), cross country (M/W), lacrosse(M/W), soccer (M/W), swimming (M/W), tennis (M/W), football (M), golf (M), wrestling (M), softball (W), and volleyball (W). Lycoming participates in the Commonwealth Conference in all sports, except for football (M) and lacrosse (M/W), which participate in the Middle Atlantic Conference, and wrestling (M) which competes in the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference.[2]

History

1812 -- The Williamsport Academy The origins of Lycoming College date back to 1812 and the founding of the "Williamsport Academy for the Education of Youth in the English and other Languages, in the Useful Arts, Science and Literature." This was the name under which the school was incorporated -- the lone school serving a lumber port in a thriving community of approximately 350 souls.

Attendance was by subscription, although a state grant the founders procured came with the condition that a number of poor children -- not to exceed five -- would be taught free of charge, thus starting a 188-year tradition of financial aid. The institution also has educated both sexes from its inception.

1848 -- Williamsport Dickinson Seminary By 1847, Williamsport had a public school system in place. Rev. Benjamin H. Crever, a circuit-riding Methodist preacher based 30 miles away in Milton, heard that the Academy was for sale. That spring, he trudged for two days through mud roads to see the Academy. Upon his recommendation, the Baltimore Conference purchased the school which opened in the fall of 1848 as the Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, a preparatory school for Dickinson College, another Methodist School.

Founder Ben Crever Rev. Ben Crever is considered the founder of Lycoming College. After turning the Williamsport Academy into an institution of higher learning, Crever moved on to serve as a Chaplain in the Civil War and to found a total of four schools. Only Lycoming College remains as his educational legacy.

1929 -- Williamsport Dickinson Junior College By 1921, the Seminary had gained a reputation for excellence when Dr. John W. Long took office as its ninth president. Under Long, the institution added junior college courses and in 1929 became the first accredited junior college in Pennsylvania.

1947 -- Lycoming College In 1947, the institution, again under Dr. Long, became a four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences. In 1948, it officially changed its name to Lycoming College, taking the name from that of the local county. "Lycoming" comes from the Native American word "lacomic" meaning great stream. In 1949, the College conferred its first baccalaureate degrees.

14th President -- James E. Douthat Dr. James E. Douthat became the 14th president in 1989. Under his leadership, the College's enrollment has grown by 27%, and its endowment and other funds under management have increased from 17 million to over 114 million. Since his arrival, the campus has been involved in strategic planning processes, the establishment and implementation of a new faculty governance structure, a major capital campaign, building program, and the adoption of a revised curriculum for the College

Notable alumni

References

External links


Coordinates: 41°14′44″N 77°00′00″W / 41.2456°N 77.0001°W / 41.2456; -77.0001

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Lycoming College
File:Lycoming College
Motto Ἀλήθεια (Truth)
Established 1812
Type Private coeducational liberal arts college
Endowment $102.4 million[1]
President James E. Douthat
Academic staff 90
Undergraduates 1485
Postgraduates 0
Location Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Yellow (or Gold)
Nickname Warriors
Website www.lycoming.edu

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The College enrolls 1500 undergraduate students from over 28 states and 12 foreign countries. Eighty percent of the College's students live on campus. Lycoming College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church but operates as an independent institution.[2]

The Carnegie Foundation has classified the College as a “Baccalaureate College – Arts & Sciences.” However, using more detailed categories of the newly revised Carnegie Classification system, Lycoming is found to be one of only 44 colleges to confer over 80% of its degrees in the arts and sciences, to focus exclusively on undergraduate education, to be small in size, to be “selective” or “more selective” in admissions, and to have a majority of full-time students residing on campus.

Contents

Academics

Lycoming College confers both BA and BS degrees. Fields of Study offered include Accounting, Actuarial Mathematics, American Studies, Archeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Art History, Art (Studio), Astronomy, Biblical Languages, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science, French, German, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Ministry, Psychology, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish, Theater, and Women's & Gender Studies. Students also have the opportunity to design their own programs of study. Lycoming College has recently added Environmental Sustainability and Healthcare Administration as a minor.[3][4] Lycoming was ranked number 9 on colleges with high tuition and low ROI in BusinessWeek[5]

Athletics

Lycoming College's mascot is the Warrior. The school fields teams in basketball (Men and Women), cross country (M/W), lacrosse(M/W), soccer (M/W), swimming (M/W), tennis (M/W), football (M), golf (M), wrestling (M), softball (W), and volleyball (W). Lycoming participates in the Commonwealth Conference in all sports, except for football (M) and lacrosse (M/W), which participate in the Middle Atlantic Conference, and wrestling (M) which competes in the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference.[6]

Music

Lycoming College has a thriving music program. Students have the option of participating in the band, choir, jazz band, music lessons, and various small ensembles. The band has approximately 66 members and plays at events such as football games and graduation.[7] The music department also boasts the Lycoming College Tour Choir. For their 2010 season, the tour choir will perform on two weekend tours, a spring break trip through Virginia and North Carolina, and an overseas tour in May to Argentina.[8]

Rascal the Squirrel

Lycoming College hosts a large population of resident squirrels. Their popularity among the students, especially freshmen, is indicated by the appearance of "Rascal the Squirrel" in the annual Admissions Calendar which is mailed to prospective students.

History

The origins of Lycoming College date back to 1812 and the founding of the "Williamsport Academy for the Education of Youth in the English and other Languages, in the Useful Arts, Science and Literature." This was the name under which the school was incorporated. At the time, Williamsport's population was approximately 350 persons. Attendance was by subscription, although a state grant ensured that a number of poor children would be taught free of charge. The institution also has educated both sexes from its inception.

By 1847, Williamsport had a public school system in place. Rev. Benjamin H. Crever, a circuit-riding Methodist preacher based 30 miles away in Milton, heard that the Academy was for sale. Upon his recommendation, the Baltimore Conference purchased the school which opened in the fall of 1848 as the Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, a preparatory school for Dickinson College, another Methodist school. Rev. Crever is considered to be the founder of Lycoming College. After turning the Williamsport Academy into an institution of higher learning, Crever moved on to serve as a chaplain in the Civil War and to found a total of four schools. Only Lycoming College remains as his educational legacy.

Recent history

By 1921, the Seminary had gained a reputation for excellence when Dr. John W. Long took office as its ninth president. Under Long, the institution added junior college courses and in 1929 became the first accredited junior college in Pennsylvania.

In 1947, the institution, again under Dr. Long, became a four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences. In 1948, it officially changed its name to Lycoming College, taking the name from that of the local county. The name "Lycoming" comes from the Native American word lacomic meaning "great stream". In 1949, the College conferred its first baccalaureate degrees.

Dr. James E. Douthat became the fourteenth president in 1989. Under his leadership, the College's enrollment has grown by 27 percent, and its endowment and other funds under management have increased from 17 million to over 130 million. Since his arrival, the campus has been involved in strategic planning processes, the establishment and implementation of a new faculty governance structure, a major capital campaign, building program, and the adoption of a revised curriculum for the College.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2009_NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Our Campus". Admissions. Lycoming College. http://www.lycoming.edu/admissions/OurCampus/index.html. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Lycoming College (30 September 2009). "Lycoming College adds two new academic minors – health care administration and environmental sustainability". Press release. http://www.lycoming.edu/news/092009/NewMinors.htm. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Academics - Programs of Study". Lycoming College. http://www.lycoming.edu/academics/index.html. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  5. ^ http://images.businessweek.com/ss/10/06/0628_payscale3/10.htm
  6. ^ "Lycoming College Athletics". Lycoming College. http://athletics.lycoming.edu/. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lycoming College Bands". Music. Lycoming College. http://www.lycoming.edu/Music/bands.html. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tour Choir". Lycoming College Choir. Lycoming College. http://www.lycoming.edu/choir/tour.html. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Angela R. Kyte Outstanding Alumnus Award" (DOC). Lycoming College. 2008. https://www.lycoming.edu/Alumni/AlumniAssociation/documents/pastawardrecipients-weblisting_000.doc. Retrieved 27 June 2010. 

External links


Coordinates: 41°14′44″N 77°00′00″W / 41.2456°N 77.0001°W / 41.2456; -77.0001


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