Day of Giving Stories

Bob Martin '95

“I give to Lycoming so that the College can continue to provide life-changing experiences for its students, and so Lycoming can maintain a level of excellence in the quality of students, professors, staff, facilities, and technology.

My four years at Lycoming had a significant impact on my life, allowing me the chance to become well rounded in both social and academic ventures. By investing in Lycoming, I am helping preserve the opportunity for other students to have the same experiences I did.

When I think of Lycoming, I feel like I am going back to my roots, my family, where I grew into the person I am today. I ask all alumni to look at where they are in life, what they have accomplished, and how they are viewed by their peers, and ask themselves, ‘Where would I be today without my experience at Lycoming College?’”

Every little bit counts — it is not about making the largest donations. The contribution itself, no matter the amount, shows an appreciation for an experience Lycoming made possible and the desire to ensure that future generations of Warriors will have an equally great experience.”

Bob Martin '95

President, Alumni Association Executive Board

Lycoming College

John Piper, Ph.D.

“Margaret and I have degrees from six different institutions of higher education, public and private, well known and not so well known. We prize them all. Each has shaped our lives and are part of who we have become. Neither of us attended Lycoming. We began here as faculty; I was full time in 1969 and a little later Margaret part time, and then as staff for a couple of years. We hope we have helped shape the College and we are certain it has helped shape us.

Lycoming offers to its students a first class education in the liberal arts and sciences. It also offers faculty and staff a multitude of opportunities to work with and share in the lives of its students and one another. Some years ago we decided to support its efforts, beginning with a scholarship in honor of our parents, and then with contributions to the most recent building programs.

We see Lycoming as a community. In our early years at the College we were often amazed at how our recent students stepped into important roles in their communities and launched creative careers. As the years have rolled by we have begun to expect that of our graduates, understanding that the College has continued to move forward, preparing its students for the changing future.”

Margaret Piper &

John Piper, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of History

College Historian

Lycoming College

Marleni Feinstein

“For over 200 years, Lycoming College has continued to grow — both in size and vision — and now, for the first time, we can celebrate a significant international presence on campus, as well as a more substantial representation of students from throughout the United States. It is partly this gathering of diversity, brought together in one vibrant location, which will allow the College to blossom all the more in the coming years. We have, one might say, stretched our arms that much wider in order to embrace the possibilities of cultural experience.

In that same spirit, widespread contributions (with no gift being too small) will pool together so that we can sustain the College’s ambitious goals. But this depends, of course, on our Lycoming community to celebrate our past, present, and future by acting on this challenge. Collectively, we can ensure that our students graduate with the opportunity to enrich their communities around the globe.”

Marleni Feinstein

Special Assistant to the President for International Initiatives

International Student Advisor

Lycoming College