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‘Life Celebration’ for Veronica M. Muzic set for July 27

Veronica M. MuzicA public celebration of the life of Veronica M. Muzic – a life that included a half-century of devoted service to the college, its students and her co-workers – will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in Penn College’s Student & Administrative Services Center.

The first 90 minutes will allow guests an opportunity for informal gathering and to visit “Veronica’s Garden” on the second floor, where a Williamsport Symphony Orchestra quartet will perform. Remarks will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by impromptu reminiscences from the floor. “Business casual” attire is suggested.

Muzic, who died June 18 at the age of 82, joined Williamsport Area Community College as an English instructor in 1968 and was awarded its first “Master Teacher” award in 1982. Her years of teaching and administrative leadership culminated in her retirement as vice president for academic affairs/provost, part-time service as a special assistant to the president and induction into the company of emeritus faculty members.


Gary L. Spangenburg,

Had her as my English 101 instructor in 1977. She was a hoot! Great teacher and fun to be in her class.

I remember she corrected my word choice when I did not use the word “granted” and wrote the word “granite” instead in a composition. I’m from Lancaster County and never knew until her class that it’s actually “taking it for granted” not “granite.” She taught me that granite is a rock!

On another note, she wrote me off when she read that a Gary Spangenburg was shot to death over Labor Day weekend of that year. Wow! You should have seen the look on her face when I showed up for class. I remember her saying, “You are supposed to be dead!” I had no idea what she was talking about.

She was a very dedicated college instructor and a very funny and delightful person. I am happy to say I knew her and she taught me well. Fond remembrances!

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