On October 2, students participated in the third annual Spartan Traditions Day. The event, which took place at four tables around main campus, ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and gave students the opportunity to win prizes, as well as learn about York College's history. Each table had items such as YCP yearbooks dating as far back as 1953, pictures of buildings on campus before they were renovated, and YCP publications from the past. Students used their Spartan Passport to visit each table and take advantage of raffles, bookstore discounts, senior class information, and YCP trivia. Seniors even had an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a free cap and gown.
York College established the American Constitutional Freedom Scholarships for incoming freshmen beginning in Fall 2013. Full-tuition scholarships were awarded to eight students, (front row, left to right) Gracen J. Schilling (Thompsontown, PA), Mitchell K. Slater (Dover, PA), Shannon M. Meglathery (Northfield, NJ), Stephanie D. Inners (Dallastown, PA), (back row, left to right) Alex Lam (Red Lion, PA), Hunter K. Smith (Forest Hill, MD), Benjamin T. Austin (Jefferson, MD), and Colleen S. Carney (Glenwood, NJ) who demonstrated an understanding of the rights and liberties delineated in the U.S. Constitution and knowledge of how these principles relate to the concept of free enterprise. They were congratulated by Senator Pat Toomey (far left), and Mrs. Nancy Brougher, community philanthropist, (far right), at a reception in the Willman Business Center. According to Dean of Academic Affairs Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., "the American Constitutional Freedom Scholarships provide resources for students who share this area of interest to learn from one another, and to consider the intentions of our Founders in the light of the world we live in now. In that way, through the generosity of our benefactors, this opportunity motivates students to use their education to become more active and thoughtful citizens." Scholarship recipient Ben Austin said, "the scholarship lets me feel pride that my work at York supports something that I believe in, and it helps reassure me that there are other people who think as I do, and have my back." For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 717.849.1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.