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Finding – and Beautifying – Common Ground


A cross-section of the Penn College community – including student-athletes, Circle K members, alumni and neighbors – collected 28 bags of recylables and 20 bags of trash during a cleanup on Saturday. In alliance with the Heart of Williamsport, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, and the college’s Diversity & Community Engagement office, 120 participants fanned out to residential areas and to Elm and Memorial parks for a hands-on display of civic pride.  Fittingly, as the volunteers walked a total of 438,082 steps, the event committee shared with them a list of outdoor recreational sites within reasonable access from campus.

– Photos provided by volunteers (including Sammie L. Davis, coordinator of diversity and cultural life)

Furthering the recruitment and registration process are (from left) Jacob K. Zimmerman, Muncy, graphic design; Alexis J. Medero, Levittown, civil engineering technology; Kimberly P. Masullo, Effort, residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration; Ethan M. McKenzie, Muncy, software development and information management; and Adri S. Lee, Williamsport, landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis. Zimmerman and Medero are members of Circle K; Medero, Masullo, McKenzie and Lee are Community Peer Educators.
Furthering the recruitment and registration process are (from left) Jacob K. Zimmerman, Muncy, graphic design; Alexis J. Medero, Levittown, civil engineering technology; Kimberly P. Masullo, Effort, residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration; Ethan M. McKenzie, Muncy, software development and information management; and Adri S. Lee, Williamsport, landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis. Zimmerman and Medero are members of Circle K; Medero, Masullo, McKenzie and Lee are Community Peer Educators.

A horde of helpers awaits dispersal outside the Klump Academic Center.
A horde of helpers awaits dispersal outside the Klump Academic Center.

Tali E. MacArthur, executive director of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, talks with volunteers, joined by Alice L. Trowbridge (left), the organization's regional project coordinator, and Katie L. Mackey, Penn College's director of campus and community engagement.
Tali E. MacArthur, executive director of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, talks with volunteers, joined by Alice L. Trowbridge (left), the organization’s regional project coordinator, and Katie L. Mackey, Penn College’s director of campus and community engagement.

CPE Samuel J. Pham, an aviation maintenance technology major from Camp Hill, covers some territory during cleanup ...
CPE Samuel J. Pham, an aviation maintenance technology major from Camp Hill, covers some territory during cleanup …

... and joins Medero and Mackey in showing off part of their collection.
… and joins Medero and Mackey in showing off part of their collection.

Bags in hand, a group enhances the appearance of an off-campus thoroughfare.
Bags in hand, a group enhances the appearance of an off-campus thoroughfare.

Among the Wildcat student-athletes aiding the cause are (from left) Kaylee N. Burk, of Hermitage, an engineering design technology major and member of the archery team; and, from the women's cross-country squad, Rosey Yanira Pichiya Thomas, Port Allegany, pre-nursing, and Kathryn A. Plankenhorn, Montoursville, physician assistant studies.
Among the Wildcat student-athletes aiding the cause are (from left) Kaylee N. Burk, of Hermitage, an engineering design technology major and member of the archery team; and, from the women’s cross-country squad, Rosey Yanira Pichiya Thomas, Port Allegany, pre-nursing, and Kathryn A. Plankenhorn, Montoursville, physician assistant studies.

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