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Campus notes: April 16, 2023

Alvernia University recognized Isabel Alarcon, Exeter Township; and Laura Szeredai, Mohnton, for academic excellence in their social work studies through the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society induction ceremony.

Sales competition

Matt Lackman of Wernersville, a marketing major at Alvernia University, took part in sales skill-driven role play and speed-selling elevator pitch competitions at the 2023 National Shore Sales Challenge at Salisbury University in Maryland. Alvernia was one of 40 universities taking part in this experiential learning opportunity.

“We got to meet so many great people from many different places,” Lackman said in a statement issued by the university. “I am super grateful for being able to use these opportunities to better myself. I would say if you are offered a chance to do these competitions, you should take them seriously and make the most out of them.”

FBLA conference

Alyssa M. Fontana of Douglassville, a junior at the University of Scranton, earned a high placement in the 2023 Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Harrisburg and advanced to FBLA’s National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Fontana, an operations management major, won first place in management analysis and decision making and second place in retail management.

Kentucky Derby

Kylee P. Albert of Boyertown is among the business and hospitality students from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, selected to staff the kitchens of Churchill Downs during the May 6 Kentucky Derby, an iconic race that draws more than 150,000 fans.

Penn College students have been joining the Kentucky Derby hospitality crew since 1993, gaining experience in high-end, high-volume service, not only for Derby Day but for the week of events leading up to it.

Achievement honored

Anikin Glassmire, Bern Township, was recognized as an outstanding student at Slippery Rock University’s Celebration of Achievement ceremony. He is a senior information systems major.

Service learning

Emily Lakin of Exeter Township and Marina Biltcliff of Lower Heidelberg Township were among the Lebanon Valley College students who took part in a service-learning trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lakin is majoring in exercise science. Biltcliff is majoring in English and political science.

Items are submitted by the colleges and universities involved.

Source: Berkshire mont

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