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Waynesburg University hosted nearly 400 fifth grade students from all five Greene County school districts Monday, March 26, in celebration of Greene County Career Day.

In partnership with the Greene County Career and Technology Center, Waynesburg University offered sessions for students to learn about career opportunities, including chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, education, fine arts, humanities and mathematics.

The presentations were conducted by Waynesburg University faculty and students and included a special performance by The Lamplighters Choir in the fine arts session and a hands-on activity during the chemistry session.

Students attended in two groups of approximately 200 – one group in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Opposite of their scheduled time at the University, students visited the Greene County Career and Technology Center.

The events on campus at Waynesburg were planned and coordinated by Sarah Bell, academic communications coordinator, and Olivia Kelley, a junior communication major.

Participating school districts included Carmichaels, Central Greene, Jefferson-Morgan, Southeastern Greene and West Greene.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Waynesburg University presented Waynesburg Borough with a new police car Monday, November 21. From left to right: Waynesburg Borough Police Chief Rob Toth, Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee and Waynesburg Borough Mayor Duncan Berryman.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Police-Dog-Donation.jpgWaynesburg University presented the Waynesburg Borough Police Department with a $1,000 check for the Department’s Canine Fund Thursday, Jan. 23, to aid in the purchase of equipment and additional training for a recently acquired police dog.

Asa Winters, one of the Department’s patrolmen, recently led an effort to obtain and train a police dog for the department. A 3-year-old German Shepherd, Izzy, was acquired by Winters in March 2013 and was officially hired by the Department in December. Winters, with the help of other local police dog handlers, has been training Izzy to aid in the department’s law enforcement efforts.

The dog will be able to assist officers in everything from a drug search of a vehicle or a home to the tracking of a missing person or a suspect of a crime.

“I want to give a very special thank you to the University for this donation,” said Winters, who graduated from Waynesburg in 2008. “It’s so nice they gave back in this way.”

Robin L. King, senior vice president for enrollment and university relations at Waynesburg University, and Mary Cummings, vice president for student services at the University, presented the donation to Winters and Waynesburg borough police Chief Rob Toth.

“Our goal is to keep the community safe,” said King. “The University is committed to being a good neighbor and contributing to the long-term safety of the community.”

Izzy has been certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association in a number of areas of police work and has been trained in tracking and narcotics detection as well as article, area and building searches.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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