No Rain Date Ep. 57: Dr. Robert Robinson, An Educator in Equity

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No Rain Date Ep. 57: Dr. Robert Robinson, An Educator in Equity
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On this episode we’re happy to welcome Dr. Robert Robinson, Northampton Community College’s inaugural vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Robinson’s background in education begins in his home state of Mississippi, where he faced challenges in receiving an education in his youth.

Drunk Frat Pledge Swam Across River, Asked Resident if Home Was Bed and Breakfast, Police Say

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Lower Saucon Township Police say a local college student was cited for public drunkenness after he allegedly disturbed residents of Riverside Drive in the township’s Steel City section by knocking on their door and asking if their home was a bed and breakfast in the middle of the night. Police said the bizarre incident happened at 1:30 a.m. Friday. That was when Mason Angstadt, 19, of the 3000 block of Danser Hill Road, Forks Township, allegedly emerged wet and disoriented from the Lehigh River. Police said Angstadt told them he ended up in Steel City because he was pledging to join a local fraternity. As part of that, he was dropped off in an unfamiliar area and told to find his way back home, police said.

Penn State LV Names New Chancellor

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Note: The following information is from a Penn State Lehigh Valley press release. Tina Q. Richardson, associate dean of academic affairs at Drexel University’s School of Education, has been named chancellor of the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, effective July 15. Richardson will succeed Ann Williams, who retires from the post after 15 years with the campus. “I’m a firm believer that education brings about opportunity and in turn inspiration. All students should have the chance to benefit from high quality education and the inspiration that follows.

Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Available to Local Students

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In addition to coffee and donuts, a popular regional restaurant chain is serving up something else this spring–college scholarships. The Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program will award up to 25 one-time scholarships of $2,000 to high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in fall 2015 for the entire 2015-16 academic year, according to the scholarship program’s website. The program is open to students from throughout southeastern Pennsylvania–including Northampton and Lehigh counties–northern Delwaware and southern New Jersey. To be eligibile, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Full or part-time Dunkin’ Donuts employees who meet other eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Dependents of franchise owners are not eligible for the scholarships, however.

Scholarship Available to Hellertown, L. Saucon Students

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The following information is about the Phyllis M. Schnaible Scholarship, which is provided by the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce and available to Saucon Valley residents. In addition to this information, the application form is posted on the Lower Saucon Township website. The Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce is proud to name this scholarship in memory of Phyllis M. Schnaible (1942-2003). Phyllis was a dedicated board member of this chamber and an important part of our community. For 11 years, she served as Executive Director of the Saucon Valley Community Center where she managed the ‘FORE and AFT’ programs which encouraged students from Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township to make constructive use of their time before and after school while their parents were engaged with employment.