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Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

Tracey M. Dooms is a freelance writer in State College and a contributor to Town&Gown.

Articles by Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown

'Service Above Self': Local Clubs Celebrate Rotary Foundation’s 100th 'Service Above Self': Local Clubs Celebrate Rotary Foundation’s 100th
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
Local Rotary clubs are celebrating the foundation’s 100th anniversary with a gala and auction, organized by the State College/Downtown Rotary Club to benefit the Rotary Foundation, on May 19 at the Mountain View Country Club [Read More]
"Service above self": Local clubs celebrate Rotary Foundation’s 100th
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Poliomyelitis is a terrible disease, primarily affecting children and often causing paralysis or death. Thanks to vaccines developed in the 1950s, polio was eradicated in the United States by 1980. However, it still took a devastating toll on children around the world, particularly in developing [Read More]
Women of Impact Women of Impact
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
For more than 150 years, women have played important roles in Centre County, impacting the lives of other women and the community as a whole. Strong women have advanced political causes, broken barriers in business, and advocated for improvements that continue to leave a legacy. [Read More]
Women of Impact Women of Impact
17 weeks ago - Town and gown
For more than 150 years, women have played important roles in Centre County, impacting the lives of other women and the community as a whole. Strong women have advanced political causes, broken barriers in business, and advocated for improvements that continue to leave a legacy. This article honors [Read More]
The Town-Gown Relationship The Town-Gown Relationship
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
Having grown to 28 family-fraternity partnerships, the Neighbor to Neighbor program is one of many ways town and gown work together in State College. Businesses, governments, university officials, and residents recently have taken a more proactive approach to the marriage between Penn State and the [Read More]
The Town-Gown Relationship The Town-Gown Relationship
43 weeks ago - Town and gown
Peg and Don Hambrick’s neighbors include other couples, families, single professionals … and about 40 fraternities. Traditionally, that mix of permanent residents and fun-loving students in The Highlands has caused clashes over late-night noise, trampled lawns, and inebriated [Read More]
Celebrating the 50th Festival Celebrating the 50th Festival
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
The first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was big news. Governor Raymond Shafer flew in by helicopter to open the festival, landing on Old Main lawn. Banners flew, artists in action showed their skills, and crowds enjoyed theater performances, films, and local bands. And yet, the festival [Read More]
Celebrating the 50th Festival Celebrating the 50th Festival
52 weeks ago - Town and gown
The first Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was big news. Governor Raymond Shafer flew in by helicopter to open the festival, landing on Old Main lawn. Banners flew, artists in action showed their skills, and crowds enjoyed theater performances, films, and local bands. WPSX did live festival [Read More]
A Century of Empowering Women A Century of Empowering Women
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
This month, the State College Branch of AAUW is celebrating 100 years of empowering women. Founded at a time when few women were college educated, the organization has built a legacy of initiating change both on campus and in the community. [Read More]
A Century of Empowering Women A Century of Empowering Women
74 weeks ago - Town and gown
An eating disorder derailed Alison Franklin’s first attempt at college, causing her to drop out of Penn State in 2003. By the time she was ready to return, she was married with two toddlers. “It’s not cheap to go back to school, especially when you have a family,” she [Read More]
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