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Statewide Paralegal Summit to Be Held on Penn College Campus

Two alumni of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s American Bar Association-approved legal assistant/paralegal studies major are at the forefront of a statewide roundtable to be held Sept. 13 on the college’s main campus in Williamsport.

Among the organizers of “The 2008 Pennsylvania Summit on the Paralegal Profession,” to be held in the Thompson Professional Development Center, are Rebecca J. Buttorff, who received her associate degree in 1996 and is a practicing paralegal with a Williamsport law firm, and George R. Roles, who graduated from the baccalaureate program in 2004 and now attends law school.

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Free Income-Tax Assistance Program Returns to Penn College

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, in which a dozen Pennsylvania College of Technology students helped hundreds of local residents prepare returns last year, soon will resume at the college’s Madigan Library.

The free program will be offered from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday from Feb. 4 until April 10. Taxpayer services are not available when Penn College is closed or when students are on Spring Break (March 17-24). The site Room 102 on the library’s first floor is for walk-ins only; appointments are not accepted.

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Legal Assistant Major Distinguishes Herself With National Honor

A sophomore in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s legal assistant/paralegal studies bachelor-degree major has been chosen asa 2007 American FFA Degree recipient representing Pennsylvania. Jessica M. Kessler, of Beavertown, received the prestigious award from the National FFA Organization, which originally called the Future Farmers of America has broadened its membership to individuals outside the agricultural vocation.

The National FFA Organization’s mission is to make a positive influence on students through education in specific areas of agriculture, which increases their potential for leadership, reveals personal confidence and establishes career success.

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Speakers Address Health-Care Compliance, Identity Theft

Susquehanna Health's Monica R. Turri Brenda Bittner, left, and Karen Orwan from Omega Bank “Identity Theft and Health-Care Compliances,” the final event in Penn College’s informative observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month , was held Thursday afternoon in the Madigan Library’s second-floor reading loft. Speakers for the event were Monica R. Turri, compliance officer for Susquehanna Health (in left photo), who discussed protection of medical records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; and Karen Orwan, security officer for Omega Bank, and Brenda Bittner, Omega’s branch development and education coordinator, who addressed ways to combat identify theft.

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Bar Association Reapproves College’s Legal Assistant Majors

The American Bar Association has granted reapproval to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s legal assistant majors, one of only 14 programs in Pennsylvania to be recognized in that fashion.

The college’s School of Business and Computer Technologies recently was notified of the action by the ABA’s House of Delegates, which follows a successful site visit early last fall and a recommendation by the association’s Standing Committee on Paralegals.

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Lycoming County Paralegal Association Establishes Scholarship

Lycoming County Paralegal Association members, from left, Sue Jones%3B Maxine Stiffler, whom the scholarship honors%3B and Rebecca Buttorf, association president%3B with Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations for Pennsylvania College of Technology.The Lycoming County Paralegal Association is honoring one of its members by establishing a scholarship fund for legal assistant/paralegal students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Maxine Stiffler/Lycoming County Paralegal Associate Scholarship Fund will provide an annual award of $250 to a student in the third or fourth year of Penn College’s bachelor-degree major in legal assistant/paralegal studies.

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Student Has Article Published in Boston College Law Review

Michael J. GoldsteinAn article by a legal assistant/paralegal student at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been published in the Boston College Law School’s Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, a rarity for an undergraduate.

Michael J. Goldstein, a former Marlton, N.J., resident now living in Williamsport,wrote “Google’s Literary Quest in Peril,” a well-received meshing of a lifelong interest in art/literature with his law-school career goal. The article e xamines Google’s online posting of published works and the ensuing claim by The Authors Guild that the enterprise violates copyright protections.

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Faculty Members Present Legal-Education Seminar on Identity Theft

Four Penn College faculty members recently presented a continuing legal-education seminar on “Identity Theft” to members of the Lycoming Law Association. Rhonda L. Davis, assistant professor, legal assistant;and Kevin R. Derr and Walter J. Landen, professors, legal assistant; spoke on legal issues related to this majorcriminal and economic problem. Eric K. Albert, associate professor, machine tool technologies/automated manufacturing, discussed the impact of technology on identity theft.

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Dusty Brooks Again ‘Resident Assistant of the Month’

Dusty BrooksDusty Brooks, a Resident Assistant in The Village at Penn College, recently received the distinction of being named Pennsylvania College of Technology’s “RA of the Month” for the second time.

Brooks, a senior majoring in legal studies, first received the honor in December 2002, shortly before leaving for a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq that put her career as a Penn College student and Resident Assistant on hold.

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