March 12, 2004
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Judith Christ, educational programming coordinator at the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, has received the 2003 PASBDC State Director's Impact Award.
The award was presented by Gregory Higgins, state director of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers, during the PASDC professional development conference held in Harrisburg.
Christ was recognized for significantly expanding the SBDC's course offerings while simultaneously garnering significant positive exposure for the program in the media and throughout the service communities.
Recognized for her self-directed efforts to improve the educational programming network as a whole, she led the effort to organize regular meetings where staff from throughout the network could gather to discuss best practices, share information and resources, and plan for ways to work together in producing educational programs.
Christ, who has been with Bucknell for 19 years, joined the SBDC four years ago. She holds bachelor and master of science degrees in business administration from Bucknell.
A member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce ATHENA and special events committee, she also is an advisory board member for the Union County 4-H and the Women's Resource Center at Bucknell. She also serves as secretary for the Board of Supervisors for Limestone Township Union County.
Located in the Dana Engineering Building, the Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Snyder and Union Counties. Created in 1978, it has assisted in creating or retaining nearly 3,000 jobs and helping nearly 4,700 clients.