May 19, 2013
Interviewing techniques May 20 - Learn employers' tips about successful interviewing to get the job. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255. Chamber mixer May 21 - Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce's mixer. 5 to 7 p.m. Spicher's Appliances, Electronics & Security, 1611 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. To register, call 717-264-7101 or go to www.chambersburg.org. The Morning Mixer May 22 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's mixer.
May 4, 2013
As Nicole Glaze of Waynesboro, Pa., fiddled with her cap and gown before Saturday's spring commencement at Penn State Mont Alto, she remembered the obstacles she faced to achieve her dream. “I've worked really hard to get here. I got pregnant when I was 16,” said Glaze, now 20. So many teens give up on their dreams when that happens, she said. But she vowed to herself not to let anything stop her from an education. “To be able to graduate from college is a big thing for me,” she said.
April 22, 2013
Two people kicked in the door at a home near Penn State Mont Alto on Monday morning and stole $5,000 from a woman, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. One of the male suspects held a gun to the 24-year-old victim's head during the 8:30 a.m. robbery in the 7300 block of Slabtown Road, police said. The college campus issued a warning that individuals stay inside and lock their doors. That warning was later lifted, and classes were to be held as regularly scheduled, according to Penn State Mont Alto's website.
April 12, 2013
Penn State Mont Alto will change its nursing program from a two-year degree to a four-year degree beginning in the fall of 2014. “Hospitals are changing their employment pattern. They aren't hiring associate degree nurses like they had in the past. They are looking for the entry-level professional, which is the bachelor's degree,” said Carranda Barkdoll, Penn State Mont Alto's coordinator for nursing. As the health care delivery system increases in complexity, more education is needed to support the nurses who must navigate it, Barkdoll said.
April 7, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013 COLLEGE BASEBALL Hagerstown 11, Chesapeake 5 Garrett Sprankle had two hits and four RBIs for Hagerstown Community College in a victory over Chesapeake on Sunday. The Hawks (22-17) rallied for six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie. Cooper Ayers had three hits and an RBI for HCC, while Drew DeShong had two hits and two RBIs, Tyler Walter had two hits and an RBI, Eric Schanzenbacher had two hits and starter Tanner Partlow (7-1)
March 22, 2013
The second annual "Blue and White" 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto. At 8 a.m., children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to join the Penn State Nittany Lion for the "Little Lion" Run, a free one-mile trip across campus. Participants will have an opportunity to win prizes, which will be awarded in four categories, including men and women 30 years old and younger, and men and women 30 years old and younger. Each of the top three finishers in each category will receive a medal and a VISA gift card.
February 18, 2013
The Mont Alto Film Project is seeking actors for "Ghosting," a full-length independent feature film. Auditions are from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 23 and March 16, at Penn State Mont Alto, General Studies Building, One Campus Drive, Mont Alto. This is a non-union production of the Mont Alto Film Project in conjunction with Third Child Productions under the auspices of Penn State Mont Alto. Auditions are open to all actors. Check-in is in Room 110 on the first floor of the General Studies Building; Auditions will be held in the building's auditorium.
November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012 GIRLS SOCCER Boonsboro's Cronise earns all-state honorable mention Boonsboro senior defender Emily Cronise was the only Washington County girls player selected for the Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer all-state team. She was an honorable mention. Cronise helped lead the county-champion Warriors to an 8-4-4 season, which included 10 shutouts. COLLEGE WRESTLING Burrs one of three Mont Alto champs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - North Hagerstown graduate Kenneth Burrs was one of three Penn State Mont Alto freshmen who won titles at Virginia Beach Nationals over the weekend.
October 9, 2012
For students at Penn State Mont Alto and residents in the surrounding area, Tuesday's sentencing of convicted child sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky brought reaction ranging from a sense of closure to a feeling that the sentence was not harsh enough. A judge ordered Sandusky to serve at least 30 years in prison Tuesday. “What he got is what he deserved, and the victims can sleep better knowing he can't hurt anyone anymore,” Waynesboro, Pa., resident Camie Biggs, 19, said. “The sentence is fair.” Despite what is effectively a life sentence for Sandusky, the 68-year-old former defensive coordinator for Penn State's football program, Matthew Gossert, 20, of Waynesboro felt the sentence was not long enough.
September 17, 2012
Penn State Mont Alto honors veterans with a memorial Penn State Mont Alto and its student Veterans Club joined forces to install a memorial on campus to recognize U.S. military veterans. Brian Hall was one of the students who initiated the development of a permanent site to honor and remember members of the armed forces. “It was important for us to recognize and honor the support of all the veterans that served and attended Penn State Mont Alto since ... World War II,” said Hall, who is a veteran and president of the campus student Veterans Club.