South Hills students
tour Cambria prison
Criminal justice and medical assistant students from South Hills School of Business & Technology had the opportunity to tour the Cambria County Prison in Ebensburg.
Counselor Smick led the students throughout the facility where they were able to see the different parts of the prison and explained how each section of the facility is used. The students also had the opportunity to see the different types of security measures used throughout the prison.
Smick also explained the different prisoner classification procedures and explained how they deal with disciplinary matters.
South Hills, Penn State
STATE COLLEGE — Nineteen years ago, South Hills School of Business & Technology and Penn State University formed a partnership in order to provide South Hills students with the opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU.
Year after year, the Career Services Department at South Hills works diligently to prepare for internship season knowing that each Specialized Associate Degree program at South Hills requires students to complete an internship prior to graduation.
Hundreds of South Hills students have completed internships and/or have been hired as employees at Penn State since the establishment of the South Hills/PSU partnership.
In February, South Hills students from all campus locations (State College, Lewistown, Altoona) participated in PSU Day Part I which included a guided tour of the campus, and gave the students opportunities to hear from South Hills graduates who are currently employed at Penn State.
PSU Day Part II took place in April, and employees from Penn State come to South Hills to meet with all second-year students to give further information about the internship opportunities that are available to them. This event provides South Hills students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with potential employers from different departments at PSU.
SFU inducts students into National Society
LORETTO — The Saint Francis University chapter of the National Society of Leader-ship and Success held its second induction ceremony of the 2018-19 academic year on April 13 at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness.
Local students who were among the 26 students inducted into the society were: Elizabeth Catalano of Hollidaysburg, Landon Defibaugh of Bedford, Alex Kiepert of Ebensburg, Cory Kumpf of Imler, Lauren Montecalvo of Duncansville, Rebecca Norris of Cresson, Loren Schweiger of Hastings
and Cody Turnbaugh of Ashville.
Earlier this year, the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored the official establishment of a chapter of the NSLS
at SFU because of the alignment of the NSLS’s mission of building leaders who make a better world with the goals of the
SGA: leadership, community, service.
The evening also recognized five members of the chapter who have completed the NSLS program for Advanced Certification.
Only when a student successfully completes four training steps will they become eligible for induction into the society.
One of those steps includes the Leadership Training Day workshop that focuses on defining one’s personal statement of purpose, understanding their communication style and the styles of others, holding themselves and others to a higher standard of excellence, and more.
The chapter members selected Gale DeArmin, clinical assistant professor for American Sign Language, to receive the society’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Also selected was Lisa Georgiana, director of the Center for Service & Learning, for the society’s Excellence in Service to Students Award.
Daniel Atwood, DeArmin and Georgiana were also inducted as honorary members into the society.
Student gets scholarship to pursue doctorate
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Heather Myers of Altoona graduated from West Virginia University with a master of fine arts in creative writing in the genre of poetry and a women’s studies certificate.
In the fall, she will be attending the University of North Texas with full-funding to obtain a doctorate in creative writing in the genre of poetry, where she will hold a graduate teaching assistantship position.
Myers graduated from Altoona Area High School in 2012 and Penn State Altoona in 2016.
She is the daughter of Tom and Rebecca Myers of Altoona.
In her time at WVU, she was the recipient of a 2018 Association of Writers and Poets Intros Award, the first-place Morgantown Hungry Poets winner, president of Council of Writers and editor of Cheat River Review.
She was a graduate instructor of composition and poetry and served as a graduate assistant for the Eberly Writing Studio.
She assisted in teaching poetry to elementary students for the WVU Bolton Workshop.
She also volunteered for the Appalachian Prison Book Project and the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop.