Capstone Projects

 

Perhaps the best demonstration of The Wescoe School’s cutting-edge approach to learning is the Accelerated Degree program, where teams of students learn collaboratively, bringing a blend of professional and experiential skills to the classroom.

Final or “capstone” projects are required of all groups for graduation and illustrate each cohort’s newly acquired proficiencies. The capstones address a need or problem in the surrounding community.

The following list represents recent capstone projects and demonstrates how Wescoe School students are giving back to the community in which they live and work.

 


Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

A team of three students developed a program for financial literacy so that victims of domestic violence could feel empowered to leave abusive relationships.


Flint Hill Farm

Flint Hill Farms Draft Team

Done in collaboration with Executive Service Corps of the Lehigh Valley, a Needs Assessment was prepared for the farm along with a series of recommendations.


The Caring Place

A knowledge management project was undertaken to provide the organization with a system and processes for the sharing and retrieval of information.


E-Z Gone Radon

E-Z Gone Radon

A new business was provided with a detailed business plan, marketing plan, and two brochures.


Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley

This project involved the development of a marketing plan along with a first ever brochure, and grant research.   


One Love Foundation

One Love Foundation Logo

This project involved the development of an ongoing IS strategy as well as the introduction of several new technologies.


Wildlands Conservancy

Wildlands Conservancy Logo

This project developed three different electronic surveys that replace paper surveys resulting in improved responsiveness, increased productivity, and error reduction.


City of Allentown IT Department

City of Allentown Logo

This project examined and made recommendations to improve the work processes and systems used to support the City of Allentown’s IT asset management team. 


Bethlehem Employees Children’s Scholarship Fund

In this project, a team of students helped the organization decide that nonprofit status was the best choice for future success and assisted in all the filling requirements for the IRS and state agencies.


Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley Logo

A team of students capitalized on their passion for knowledge management and presented a Knowledge Management (KM) Strategy to their client organization in order to support collaboration among the member agencies of the Volunteer Center.   


 

Featured Capstone Project

LV Physician Group & Good Shepherd

Team members from both organizations developed a patient experience analysis that could be used by both organizations to monitor the quality of the services they provide.


Planet Brooklyn Academy Logo

A feasibility study was conducted for this retail clothing store in Brooklyn to ensure a successful launch and to capture new clients in the surrounding area.   


Slate Belt Strength and Fitness

A Business Model Review was performed  to identify several challengs facing this fitness center.


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley Logo

This group recommended a list of hardware and software upgrades and created an inventory spreadsheet to better manage projects.   


Lehigh Valley Health Network

This team of students from the Healthcare concentration developed a detailed instructional tool for mass immunizations offered to the general public.   


Nazareth Area Food Bank Logo

The students developed the first website for the Food Bank, which allows the organization to communicate its mission to a wide audience. The students also trained volunteers to use spreadsheets to track clients and supplies.   


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

A marketing plan was developed to assist NAMI in increasing awareness of their various mental health support programs and events in the local community.


The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley

This project involved the development of a philanthropy portfolio to highlight the organization’s charitable objectives and the value of donor contributions.


Good Shepherd Rehabilition Hospital

1. A team from the Information Systems program developed computer training materials for three different office productivity applications.

2. Students in the Human Resources concentration developed modules for the training of new managers. These modules included PowerPoint presentations and other instructional materials designed to simplify the teaching process. This project built upon two capstone projects from 2010.  


Whitefield House Logo

This project sought to increase revenues by addressing two accessibility issues. The students videotaped the second floor exhibits and provided first-floor viewing equipment for patrons who cannot navigate stairs. The team also solved an issue regarding wheelchair access at the entranceway to the building.


Dream Come True Logo

This project involved a series of business practice recommendations to increase donations, referrals, and dreams fulfilled through an increase in brand recognition.


Allentown Symphony Hall Logo

This Information Systems project helped the organization consolidate its computer infrastructure and provided needed process improvements.


United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley Logo

This team of students developed a small business marketing plan and identified a number of communication tools that the organization could use to implement the plan.


St. Lukes Health Network

A team of two Healthcare concentration students provided the network with a simulation needs assessment for both the new medical school and for the network as a whole.


Seven Generations Charter School

This capstone project provided the charter school with public relations, marketing, and partnering program. 


Arthritis Foundation Logo

This capstone resulted in the development of plans about mission awareness and volunteer recruitment.  


Hugh Moore Historical Park & Museum

This team of students developed contemporary management methods to improve existing park maintenance processes and optimized the use of available resources.