witf has announced the latest recipient of the Chronister Internship Stipend, which recognizes excellence in a student working on an internship at witf. Brandon Tymous of Highspire, a 2008 graduate of Cheyney University currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at Penn State Harrisburg, was selected in April.
Tymous, who worked in witf’s Human Resources department, was selected on the basis of his performance in the department and his essay summarizing his work experience, professional aspirations and personal goals.
The Chronister Internship is made possible by a generous endowment gift from the Chronister Internship Endowment and assists a student to further his/her education in a way that is meaningful and relevant to their career and educational goals. The endowment is named in memory of the late Carl F. Chronister, Esq. and Martha Jane Herman Chronister. The endowment was established by Karen (Chronister) Leader and G. Michael Leader, and by Judith Chronister and Thomas Lupkie.
Growing up as the oldest of three boys in a single parent household, Tymous said in his essay that “my career aspirations have always been built on the foundation of being a role model that inspires others to follow.”
“Brandon is an exemplary student and shows every promise to be an exemplary HR professional,” said witf president Kathleen Pavelko. “Brandon’s organizational and personal skills were evident from the start of his time with us.”
While at witf, Tymous organized the annual Wellness Fair for employees, a day-long event featuring multiple health care providers and wellness organizations—and screenings for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and other conditions. Employees also enjoyed chair massages, acupuncture and yoga.
“I look forward to the future. I am glad to have the opportunity to connect and grow as a Human Resources professional at witf,” Tymous said. “With such a welcoming staff that exemplifies the organizational brand, you almost never want to leave because you feel right at home.”
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