|LVC Business and Accounting Interns Recognized for Work with Lebanon School District
A cooperative internship program between Lebanon Valley College and the Lebanon School District was recognized Wednesday, March 12 by the PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO). Accepting the Award for Achievement was Kelly Herr, assistant business manager for the Lebanon School District, and Tami L. Barton, LVC assistant professor of accounting.
Barton and Herr established the Public Finance Internship Program for LVC business and accounting students in 2011, beginning with the Lebanon School District Business Office and later expanding to the Palmyra and Annville-Cleona School Districts. Eleven students have interned with these districts over the past three years.
“We sincerely appreciate that three area school districts are willing to provide our students with an opportunity to gain work experience as well as insight into the office environment as a two-credit internship,” Barton said. “These internships easily fit into the schedule of our students with an accounting or business major because the school districts have been extremely flexible in scheduling the working hours around the students’ course commitments.”
The PASBO Award of Achievement program is presented as a way to share successes with the membership at the conference, which attracts nearly 2,000 school district officials from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“I am certainly proud of the work Professor Tami Barton has done in making sure that our students can learn about public financial management by working with the Lebanon School District staff,” said LVC president Dr. Lewis Evitts Thayne. “Once again the partnership between the Lebanon School District and the College is providing both institutions with a better experience for our students.”
Dr. Marianne T. Bartley, superintendent of the Lebanon School District, represented her district at the PASBO conference and said she also was proud of this accomplishment. “The quality of the LVC students participating coupled with their desire to learn more about public financial management has proven to be a highly successful partnership for our county,” she said.
The LVC interns include the following:
Lebanon School District
- Spring 2011, Kyle Hoy, economics
- Summer 2011, Justin Weidman, accounting and business administration
- Spring 2012, Jackie Coe, accounting and business administration, and My Dung Tran, accounting
- Summer 2012, Morgan McDonaldson, accounting and business administration
- Fall 2012, Noelle Brossman, accounting and business administration
- Spring 2013, Thomas Stout, accounting and business administration
- Fall 2013, Holly Landes, accounting and business administration
- Spring 2014, Lee Webber, accounting and business administration
Palmyra School District
- Fall 2013, Seth Miller, accounting and business administration
- Spring 2014, Erica Kozlowski, business administration
Annville-Cleona School District
- Spring 2014, Noelle Brossman, accounting and business administration
PASBO is an association 3,000 members strong, devoted to helping the business of schools stay on the right track through education, training, professional development and timely access to legislative and policy news. More information is available at www.pasbo.org.