Last updated February 6, 2016 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
News about Institutional Advancement
Kentucky Derby Chef to Headline Penn College Visiting Chef Series
The executive chef for one of the nation’s most tradition-steeped sporting events will visit Pennsylvania College of Technology for its Visiting Chef Series, which culminates in a dinner to benefit scholarships on Feb. 26.
Chef David Danielson is the executive chef for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. The annual event attracts well over 150,000 visitors to the downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where Danielson has welcomed celebrities, heads of state and passionate racing fans from around the globe.
Dean, Professor Establish Scholarship for Marketing Students
Two marketing professionals and longtime Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty members have established a scholarship to benefit students majoring or minoring in marketing at the college.
The Luke-Moff Marketing Scholarship was initiated by Gerri F. Luke, dean of the School of Business & Hospitality at Penn College, and Steven J. Moff, professor of business administration: management and marketing. Primary preference for the scholarship is given to full-time students who maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and are pursuing a major in business administration: marketing concentration or a minor in marketing.
Last updated February 4, 2016 | Posted in Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | 2 Comments
Local Auto Dealership Establishes Scholarship at Penn College
A scholarship fund has been established for automotive students at Pennsylvania College of Technology by the Murray Motor Group.
The idea for the scholarship fund was initiated by Brian Peace, managing partner of the Murray Motor Group and a 1984 graduate of Penn College’s predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College.
The fund will provide annual merit-based awards to full-time students who have successfully completed two semesters at the college. Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Lycoming and Snyder counties who are enrolled in automotive technology management, automotive service sales and marketing, automotive technology, automotive technology: Ford ASSET, and collision repair technology.
Last updated January 29, 2016 | Posted in Automotive, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Stabler Scholarship Fund Established at Penn College
A scholarship fund has been established at Pennsylvania College of Technology with a $530,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg.
Preference for awards from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund at Penn College will be given to first-year students enrolled full time in an Associate of Applied Science degree major that is nontraditional for their gender.
Last updated January 27, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Retired Penn College Employee Establishes Scholarship Fund
A Pennsylvania College of Technology retiree has established a merit-based scholarship that will ultimately be funded through a bequest.
Begun by Juliann T. Pawlak, a 27-year employee who retired in 2011, the scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in one of the following Penn College majors: building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration, civil engineering technology, residential construction technology and management: architectural technology concentration, electronics and computer engineering technology, and engineering design technology.
“I am tremendously appreciative of Julie’s thoughtfulness in establishing this scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “Julie has been a consistent supporter of the college, both as an employee and since she has retired. Planning for a future gift from her estate further demonstrates her desire to help Penn College students succeed and, for this, the entire Penn College community is grateful.”
Last updated January 22, 2016 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | One Comment
Benevolence Meets Gratitude in Automotive Restoration Lab
A generous benefactor to Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automotive restoration program recently toured campus, hearing from many of the students it has helped through scholarships and other funding.
Board members of the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum made their first visit to campus during the fall semester, touring College Avenue Labs and getting a look at the students and facilities in which they’ve invested.
“I wish everyone contributing to HEP – donors, collectors, vintage racers, shop owners, car clubs – could have been with us to see firsthand how their support has made a significant impact on Penn College,” said Diane Fitzgerald, national director. “Meeting this group of bright and engaging young restorers put all of us over the top! They were passionate, knowledgeable and appreciative.
Last updated December 17, 2015 | Posted in Collision Repair & Restoration, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Students, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies | Leave a comment
Consider Penn College in Your Year-End Giving Plans
If you are considering making a charitable donation as the 2015 tax year comes to a close, please remember the Penn College Fund. Gifts of all sizes help students succeed and will be put to use immediately.
Last updated December 7, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
A Grand Way to Say ‘Thanks’
Students in the Pastry Food Show and Buffet Presentations Concepts course – a capstone class in the baking and pastry arts major – presented a delectable fall-themed Grand Pastry Buffet on Nov. 20, just in time for the Thanksgiving feast. Seven students displayed their skill through chocolate and sugar centerpieces, taste-tempting cakes and bite-sized confections during an event that honored the college’s 1914 Society, who were guests of Institutional Advancement at the event, held in the Community Arts Center’s Capitol Lounge.
Last updated November 25, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Events, Institutional Advancement, Students | Leave a comment
Jones Dairy Farm Establishes Scholarship for Culinary Students
Jones Dairy Farm, a 126-year-old family-owned-and-operated business and leader in all-natural breakfast sausage for the food service and retail industries, has extended its support for culinary arts education around the country by establishing an annual scholarship for Pennsylvania College of Technology students.
The Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Scholarship will benefit two students each year who are enrolled in the college’s culinary arts and systems bachelor-degree major or the culinary arts technology associate-degree major, have successfully completed two semesters, and have achieved a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Last updated November 18, 2015 | Posted in Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
Penn College Scholarship to Reward Sustainable Lifestyle
A new scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology will benefit students who demonstrate a passion and commitment to sustainability.
“Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. It is becoming a core value for many businesses and organizations,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “This scholarship will reward students who not only take the topic of sustainability seriously when presented in the classroom, but who also put it into practice through their activities on campus and in the community.”
An anonymous donor established the fund with the goal of building to an endowment of at least $25,000, after which it will become a permanent source of scholarships through the annual Penn College Awards program administered by the Student Activities Office.
Last updated November 18, 2015 | Posted in General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | One Comment
Veterans’ Endowed Scholarship to Grow From VFW Post’s Startup
A $2,000 donation from a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is providing the seed money for a scholarship fund that will eventually assist Pennsylvania College of Technology’s veteran students and their children.
The contribution from LeRoy O. Buck VFW Post 7863 – facilitated by Michael D. Seitzer, a Veterans Affairs work-study student in the college’s Financial Aid Office – kicks off a three-year campaign to endow a newly established scholarship fund to aid those who have either exhausted their veterans’ educational benefits and/or are in financial need.
Last updated November 12, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships, Students | Leave a comment
Alumnus Endows a ‘Sweet’ Scholarship for Major
The past president of the nation’s largest independent honey company and his wife have endowed a scholarship for machining students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Kitt and Bill Gamber Scholarship will benefit full-time students enrolled in the college’s machine tool technology associate-degree major. Typical careers for graduates of the program include toolmaker, machinist, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technician, production technician and manufacturing assistant.
Gamber graduated from Penn College predecessor Williamsport Technical Institute in 1959 with a certificate in tool making. Married for more than 50 years, Gamber and his wife, Kitt, have two children and seven grandsons.
Last updated October 30, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Automated Manufacturing & Machining, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Company Reps Keep Culinary Students Rapt With Bacon
Representatives of Jones Dairy Farm, including Kate (Bishop) Hunter, who graduated in 2000 with degrees in food and hospitality management and culinary arts technology, visited campus on Thursday to educate students about bacon – one of the company’s products – and to present the first Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship at Penn College to student Sarah B. Fiedler, a culinary arts and systems student from Lock Haven. Hunter is a manager in her family’s food brokerage firm, Peak Sales & Marketing, in Harrisburg. “Coming over the mountain (to Williamsport), I get teary-eyed,” she said. “It’s a homecoming to come here and show what the college has done for me.” She was joined by Joe Moore, territory sales manager for Jones Dairy Farm, a Wisconsin-based producer of top-quality breakfast meats. Moore explained the process for making bacon and for comparing products before the students participated in a bacon tasting, comparing texture and taste among brands, thicknesses and smoke flavors.
Last updated October 29, 2015 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality, Business & Hospitality Management, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Penn College Administrators Establish Leadership Scholarship
A married couple serving as senior administrators at Pennsylvania College of Technology established a scholarship for student leaders at the institution.
Carolyn R. and Elliott Strickland have started the Strickland Family Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Service at Penn College.
Carolyn Strickland, who began her employment with the college in 2003, serves as vice president for enrollment management/associate provost; Elliott Strickland, who began working at the college in 1997, is chief student affairs officer.
Last updated October 29, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | Leave a comment
Family of Retired Professor Establishes Memorial Scholarship
The family of a retired Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member who died earlier this year has established a scholarship fund in his memory.
The Dr. William B. Urosevich Memorial Scholarship will benefit students who are enrolled full time in the physician assistant major, have provided service to their country and have demonstrated a generous and selfless attitude.
Urosevich was a professor of biology (anatomy and physiology) at Penn College from 1993 until his retirement in 2010. He received the college’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1997 and the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award – the highest honor for Penn College faculty – in 2008. Outside of the classroom, he was an adviser to the Wildcat Power Lifting team.
Last updated October 12, 2015 | Posted in Faculty & Staff, General Information, Institutional Advancement, Scholarships | One Comment