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Second Annual Cycle-thon Raises $8,369 for Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE)

Forty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni rode together in the second annual College of Education Cycle-thon on April 22, 2007.

Katlyn McGraw (April 2007)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Forty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni rode together in the second-annual College of Education Cycle-thon on Sunday, April 22, 2007. Their efforts, combined with donations since July 2006, have resulted in $8,369 in donations for the Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE).

Riders ranged from members of the Penn State cycling team to children as young as 5 years old.

Bob Swaim, a friend of the College and a collector of unusual bicycles, brought a variety of different bicycles for participants to try out. Members of the college community riding his conference bike, which seats 6 riders in a circle, led all the riders to the beginning of the cycle-thon circuit.

The ride began at Sunset Park (just north of campus) and followed a scenic ten-mile loop, winding through campus and beyond.

Jonathan Klingeman, President of the Education Student Council, and Ashton Graham, Treasurer, present Dean David Monk with a check for $1000 for SCOPE on behalf of the Education Student Council.

Planning for Cycle-thon 2007 was a joint effort by the Dean’s Student Advisory Forum, the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Education Student Council, and the College of Education Faculty Council. Members of the Education Student Council raised $1000 for SCOPE.

SCOPE is a four-week on-campus initiative for high school sophomores from multicultural backgrounds who are interested in a career in teaching, counseling, special education, rehabilitation, or educational administration.

Anyone wishing to make a separate donation to SCOPE may do so through the University’s Development Web site. To designate SCOPE as the beneficiary of your gift, please enter “XCEMP-SCOPE” in the comment section.

Review a photo album of images from 2007 cyclethon.