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.
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.
July 26, 2011
MANSFIELD, Pa. - The following area students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Mansfield University: Jeffrey Sievers of South Mountain, Pa. Lilia Torres-Gonzalez of Waynesboro, Pa. EWING, N.J. - Anita Rao of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from The College of New Jersey at a commencement ceremony on May 16. MONT ALTO,...
July 7, 2011
Terry Francis Cool Sr., 62, of 1113 Woodland Parkway in Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at his home after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born Sunday, Jan. 23, 1949, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Bernard Francis Cool and the late Elva June Kennedy Cool. He attended North Hagerstown High School until 1963, and attended Massanutten Military Academy from 1964 to 1965. He went on to attend the Baltimore School of Barbering. He was employed by South End Barber Shop from 1966 to 1969, and had been employed at the Razor’s Edge from 1970 to the present.
June 23, 2011
FEB. 22, 1951-JUNE 19, 2011 Lucinda Kyllene Russ, 60, of Burnt House Road, Carlisle, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 22, 1951, in Hagerstown, Md., the daughter of the late David and Frances E. Moore Hoover. She was retired from IBM, after 30 years of service in human relations. She was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, an avid reader, loved music, camping, spending time with her grandchildren and studying genealogy.
May 16, 2011
When Sharita Statum walked to the podium to accept her diploma from Penn State Mont Alto during Saturday’s spring commencement, she had three things on her mind — Jayden, 7, Ja’nye, 4, and Lyric, 1 month. Juggling the role of busy mother while taking classes was grueling at times, but for Statum it was worth everything she endured to earn her associate degree in occupational therapy and teach her children an important lesson. “I was determined to have a bright future and for my kids.
May 14, 2011
Thousands of family members and friends packed the bleachers and sat in chairs on the gymnasium floor hoping to spot their favorite graduate as Saturday's spring commencement got under way at Penn State Mont Alto. As the 143 soon-to-be graduates walked into the college's Multipurpose Activities Center, the crowd erupted in squeals of joy, whistles and applause. Commencement speaker Shaun B. Keister, associate vice president for development for Penn State and a Mont Alto alum, gave the graduates some words of inspiration.
April 21, 2011
Robert B. Peiffer, 89, a resident of Quincy (Pa.) Village, and formerly of Mont Alto, Pa., died Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Bryson Room at Quincy Village. A memorial service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Bryson Room, with the Rev. Guy R. Baer officiating. Burial will be private in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.