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March 9, 2012
The "Blue and White" 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Penn State Mont Alto. The race benefits club programming, community outreach initiatives and student scholarships. Everyone who participates will have an opportunity to win prizes. Early-bird registration is available through Friday, March 16. The fee is $25; $20 with a valid student ID. Ages 12 or younger can register for $15. Registration on Saturday, March 17, or later, costs $30; $25 for students; $20 for ages 12 and younger.
February 26, 2012
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Elizabeth Nicole Smith , a sophomore at St. Mary's College of Maryland, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester.  She is majoring in sociology with a minor in math.  Elizabeth was also recognized for submitting a research proposal in her research methods class that will be used as a sample for future students in that class, according to her professor.  Elizabeth, a former Williamsport resident, graduated from Williamsport High School in 2010.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | January 22, 2012
Few, if any, of the Penn State Mont Alto students gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night had met Joe Paterno. Gusts of winter wind threatened to extinguish their flames as they shared thoughts regarding a man they called an icon, a father figure and a legend. Paterno, the college's head football coach from 1966 to 2011, died Sunday at age 85 from lung cancer. “Our university is changed because of him, and I'm proud to go to Penn State,” said Chelsea Pittman, a sophomore from Chambersburg, Pa. Pittman, a human development and family studies major, was one of the students who pulled together the memorial in about 10 hours.
By ROXANN MILLER | | November 9, 2011
Penn State Mont Alto students had plenty to say Wednesday about coaching legend Joe Paterno being caught in the center of a child sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach, but faculty and staff remained mum on the topic. The 84-year-old Paterno, who has coached the Nittany Lions' football team for 46 years, was fired Wednesday night. Paterno said he was “absolutely devastated” by the case, in which Jerry Sandusky, his one-time heir apparent and assistant coach, has been charged with molesting eight boys in 15 years, including at the Penn State football complex.
By ROXANN MILLER | | October 6, 2011
Legislation designating Pa. 997 within the borough of Mont Alto as Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Memorial Highway was signed into law Wednesday by Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett. Shaffer, 23, a resident of Mont Alto, died Dec. 27, 2006, from injuries sustained while on active duty in Ramadi, Iraq. He served with the 3rd Platoon B of the U.S. Army's 136th Infantry. The measure to name the highway after Shaffer was sponsored by State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin. "Moving forward, I hope the Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Memorial Highway will forever serve as a constant and lasting reminder of America's ever-growing roll call of military heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation," Rock said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | September 10, 2011
Katie Monteleone was in third grade when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. "I remember sitting in class and our teacher telling us that something had happened. They weren't sure if they could tell us what had happened," said Monteleone, 19. "I just remember panic and our teachers not knowing what to do. It was just a very sad day. " The Penn State Mont Alto freshman and other classmates decided to remember Sept. 11 with a day of community service Saturday.
By ROXANN MILLER | | August 31, 2011
Moving from Frederick, Md., to Penn State Mont Alto was a bit of a shock for 18-year-old Raven George. But, the biggest jolt to her was not being within walking distance of a grocery store or a pharmacy. "I walked five miles to the Rutter's in the rain (during Hurricane Irene) and I said, 'Never again!,'" George said. That's why the freshman can't wait to get connected with Zipcar, which was showcased at Penn State Mont Alto's Involvement Fair Wednesday. The campus has partnered with Zipcar to make it easier for the college's resident students to live on campus without a car, said Kristie Fry, Penn State's director of public relations and marketing.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | August 25, 2011
For the first time, incoming Shepherd University freshmen this year will be able to graduate in four years with 120 credits rather than the 128 needed by their predecessors. That's just one of the changes students will find this month as they enter or return to colleges and universities in the Tri-State area. Some other changes: • Students 18 and older at Penn State's Mont Alto, Pa., campus will have Zipcars available to them during the school year. Zipcar Inc., a leading car-sharing network, offers vehicles for rent at hourly and daily rates.
August 8, 2011
Jack Farber, chairman of the Farber Foundation, a private charitable foundation, announced the awarding of a college scholarship under the foundation's scholarship program to Justin E. Martinez of Mont Alto, Pa. Justin was awarded a three-year scholarship to attend Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa. He will pursue a degree as a physician's assistant. Justin is the stepson of James Powell, an employee of Lion Ribbon Co., a subsidiary of Berwick Offray LLC.
July 29, 2011
Isabella Jones Hawkins, 83, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown. Born Thursday, Jan. 12, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jones. She was employed by Pan American World Airways for seven years as chief stewardess, one of the many loves of her life. She worked in public relations for Tropical Park Racetrack, Hialeah, Fla., and Pimlico Racetrack, Baltimore, Md. She was also a travel counselor with the AAA in Miami, Fla. In addition, she was our father's ballroom dance partner and teacher.
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