PSWS recognized for THON efforts by Lackawanna County commissioners

The Lackawann County commissioners presented a "Good Works in Lackawanna County" certificate of recognition to Penn State Worthington Scranton for its participation in the 2013 Penn State dance marathon, which raised $12.3 million for pediatric cancer research.

Students at the local campus raised over $6,800 and two students, Bev Martiin, of Susquehanna and Jennifer Smith, of Dunmore, danced in the annual 46-hour dance marathon last month.  Over 30 students and several staff members accompanied the dancers to University Park for the annual event, which was attended by over 50,000 people and is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.

Attending the commissioners' meeting with students were Assistant Director of Student Programs and Unions Matt Nied and Director of Student Services Michelle Schutt.