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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

A Century of Empowering Women A Century of Empowering Women
16 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
17 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]
Where Are They Now? Where Are They Now?
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tracey M. Dooms, Town&Gown
Town&Gown caught up with six individuals whose names were once well-known in Happy Valley, but who have moved on to other cities and states: a Penn State president, two favorite band members, two women who grew up in the Town&Gown family, and a football star. [Read More]
Into the Next 50 Years Into the Next 50 Years
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
Could Town&Gown readers in 1966 have predicted that, 50 years later, State College would have a female mayor, two interstate highways would run through Centre County, or the then brand-new Arts Festival would grow to fill the streets downtown and on the Penn State campus each July? Could they [Read More]
Where Are They Now? Where Are They Now?
21 weeks ago - Town and gown
Over the course of half a century, Town&Gown has featured thousands of individuals on its pages, from nationally famous leaders to hometown heroes to everyday folks. We recently caught up with six individuals whose names were once well-known in Happy Valley but who have moved on to other cities [Read More]
50 Years of Town&Gown: Worship 50 Years of Town&Gown: Worship
25 weeks ago - Town and gown
Local congregations maintain a faithful following as population changes [Read More]
Renaissance Honoree of the Year Renaissance Honoree of the Year
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
Steve Brown first started coming to Penn State football games with his dad, who was an agricultural inspector in Mechanicsburg and took certification courses at the university. Brown kept returning to Beaver Stadium as he earned his master’s degree in public administration in health services [Read More]
50 Years of Town&Gown: Transportation 50 Years of Town&Gown: Transportation
34 weeks ago - Town and gown
Fifty years ago, State College had a reputation as a great place to live but a tough place to get to. Beautiful mountain scenery contributed to the local quality of life but made it difficult to build roads to and from Centre County, and commercial air service was just getting off the ground. For [Read More]
50 Years of Town&Gown: Education 50 Years of Town&Gown: Education
43 weeks ago - Town and gown
Fifty years ago, most State College children walked to school, girls wore dresses every day, and pregnant teachers went on leave as soon as their baby bumps showed. Principals could paddle misbehaving students, schools had just eliminated Bible readings from morning exercises, and the school [Read More]
50 Years of Town&Gown: Arts & Entertainment 50 Years of Town&Gown: Arts & Entertainment
47 weeks ago - Town and gown
Back in the 1960s, downtown State College became a ghost town in the summer, with few Penn State students sticking around for summer classes. State College Area Chamber of Commerce chairman Wally Lloyd pitched the idea of an arts festival to attract summer visitors, just as Penn State football does [Read More]
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