Lycoming College students enjoy partnership with M&T Bank

Brian Marshall, secretary; Ashley Wislock, vice president; Johnson; Douthat; Joe Falchek, president; and Emily Patton, treasurer

Caption: Lycoming College President Dr. James E. Douthat and the 2009 Senior Class officers with Phil Johnson, regional president of M&T Bank, which sponsors the College

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Since 1968, it has been a tradition for each senior class at Lycoming College to make a gift to the College upon graduation. In 2003, Lycoming’s Senior Class Project partnered with M&T Bank to initiate a piggy bank project. Through this project, the bank provides the College a cash gift, as well as piggy banks that members of the senior class use to collect money that goes toward their donation.

The piggy bank project educates students on the importance of “giving back” to the College and demonstrates the power of combining small gifts to achieve great goals.

During the last six years, the variety of activities sponsored through the Senior Class Project have raised more than $23,340, which has been used to help fund the following campus projects:

2003 College Place street sign

2004 Painting by Professor Roger Shipley for Burchfield Lounge

2005 Display case in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall

2006 Oliver Sterling Metzler Graduation Gate plaque

2007 Old Main plaque

2008 Two scholarships, one each to a male and female rising sophomore with financial need

Lycoming is grateful for the financial assistance it has received from M&T Bank and its predecessor institutions. In addition to the Senior Class Project, the bank has supported the Campaign for a Brighter Future, the College’s $42 million comprehensive campaign, through gifts to the Lycoming Annual Fund, and the creation of a new endowed scholarship for students needing aid to attend.

The M&T Bank Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need with preference given to those from the bank’s geographical service area of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia, and majoring in business administration, accounting or economics.

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