Dr. Marianne Hazel, interim dean of the LHU Clearfield Campus,
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus Beautification Day was held on May 21. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Faculty and staff members including Joe Newhouse, (and his mother, Lucy Newhouse), Michael McSkimming, Amy Way, Judy Billotte, Teri Neeper, Judy Hughes, Valerie Dixon, Judy Bungo, Stephanie Kulas, Randy Bordas, Barry Curry, Gary Potts, Marianne Hazel (and her parents, Pat and Joe Hazel), graduate intern Vanessa Pearson, and student helper Drew Stodart, all planted flowers and bushes.
Community members, West Branch School District teacher Mrs. Zimmerman, her students and teacher aides, and Clearfield Campus students also planted the flowers that they began growing this spring in their greenhouse.
Wal-Mart Transportation graciously provided food for all, as well as a very generous monetary donation for purchasing flowers, shrubs, tools, tables, benches, and birdhouses. Additionally, Philipsburg True Value, Aughenbaugh Landscaping, Clearfield Wal-Mart, Clearfield Tractor Supply, Curwensville True Value, and the Curwensville-Dubois Feed Store made donations, and the LHU Clearfield Campus is very thankful for their support.
Marianne Hazel, Clearfield Campus Interim Dean, exclaimed, “What a wonderful way to spend a sunny Friday morning! I actually got a little teary-eyed when I took a step back and looked across our campus. We had children to senior citizens all working to beautify our campus grounds, and we were just so touched by the enormous generosity of so many. It looks incredibly colorful when you arrive at our Clearfield Campus, and we’re anxious for others to come and enjoy it.”
The Clearfield Campus Beautification Committee will be meeting throughout the 2010-2011 school year to plan next May’s Beautification Day. For more information regarding the LHU Clearfield Campus, please visit the website at www.lhup.edu/Clearfield .