Schneider Electric has established an endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology as part of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign.
As part of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Scholarship Campaign, Penn College Foundation Board of Directors member Paul H. Rooney Jr. and his wife, Tacie, have established an annual scholarship in memory of Tacie’s parents.
First preference for awards from the C. Leroy and Evelyn M. Kimble Scholarship is for full-time students who have graduated from a Lycoming County high school and are enrolled in the residential construction technology and management bachelor-degree major. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
Visiting Chef Kristi Ritchey, a 2002 Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts technology graduate and executive chef of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop’s four Los Angeles-area restaurants, worked closely with students for three days to produce Friday’s Visiting Chef Dinner. The elegant dinner raises funds for scholarships and provides opportunities for students to work alongside top chefs.
The family and friends of Jacob D. Parkes have established a scholarship to honor the Pennsylvania College of Technology student who died a year ago in an automobile accident.
At the time of his death, Parkes, 21, of Lewisburg, was a senior majoring in business at Penn College.
The scholarship established in his memory will benefit full-time, first-year students who are enrolled in accounting, business administration or business management and who reside in Pennsylvania.
As part of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Scholarship Campaign, Robert G. Feaster, a 1973 alumnus, has committed to funding an endowed scholarship over the next five years.
When fully endowed, the Robert Feaster Family Scholarship will benefit full-time students enrolled in the School of Construction & Design Technologies who demonstrate financial need and academic performance.
Feaster earned an associate degree in arts and sciences from Penn College’s immediate predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College. In 1977, he founded Robert Feaster Corp., of Northumberland, which provides construction services statewide.
Employees in the General Services department at Pennsylvania College of Technology are supporting a scholarship established by one of their own.
After hearing President Davie Jane Gilmour announce the Penn College Scholarship Campaign at an all-college meeting in August, Don Luke, facilities supervisor and a General Services employee since 1990, began thinking about his tenure at the institution, the career opportunities extended to him, the quality of benefits he and his family enjoy, and the satisfaction of helping students financially so they can achieve their dreams.
As a way of giving back to the college, Luke decided to start a scholarship that he – and his fellow General Services employees – could support. Luke made a payroll-deduction pledge to start the Penn College General Services Scholarship, which will benefit students in majors who could eventually work in General Services. The payroll-deduction option allows Luke to make his gift in a budget-friendly fashion.
A 2005 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology has established an annual scholarship as part of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign.
First preference for awards from the Jennifer Brinkley Outstanding Promise Scholarship will be given to an upperclass student who is a single parent and/or a veteran of the U.S. military, enrolled full time in a bachelor-degree program in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Second preference will be given to an upperclass, full-time student with a 3.5 GPA or better who is enrolled in welding and fabrication engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, engineering design technology, or plastics and polymer engineering technology.
The Gettysburg Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America has established a scholarship that will provide annual financial assistance to students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s two-year automotive restoration technology major.
“The Gettysburg Region, AACA is very impressed with the program at Penn College, and we are pleased to help willing students achieve their goals,” said Robert Shultz, who chaired the organization’s scholarship committee.
A computer science technology alumnus and retired 39-year full-time employee at Pennsylvania College of Technology has established a scholarship to benefit information technology students at the college.
The H. David Kepner Scholarship has been established by David Kepner, who graduated from Penn College predecessor institution Williamsport Area Community College in 1970 with an associate degree in computer science technology. Kepner worked full time at the college from 1970 to 2009.
When he retired, Kepner was manager of networking and telecommunications. He now works part time at the college as a network/telephone technician.
As a commitment to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Scholarship Campaign, Larson Design Group has agreed to match gifts to the Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $5,000.
The matching-gift offer has already generated $2,800 in new donations and pledges from Penn College alumni and Larson Design Group employees.
The Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship is building to endowed status while making awards with a balance of approximately $18,000. Once fully endowed at $20,000, the scholarship will provide annual awards in the amount of $1,000 to a Penn College student enrolled in the civil engineering technology bachelor-degree major or the associate-degree majors in civil engineering technology and surveying technology.
The Lloyd F. Woodling Memorial Scholarship has been established at Pennsylvania College of Technology to honor the memory of the father of faculty member Todd S. Woodling.
Todd Woodling, assistant professor of building automation technologies/HVAC electrical, and his mother, Mary Alice, started the scholarship to honor Lloyd Woodling, who taught mathematics for three and a half decades – 12 years in the Loyalsock Township School District and 23 years at Penn College (and its predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College) as an associate professor of mathematics.
The annual scholarship will focus on full-time students in their senior year who are enrolled in the building automation technology bachelor-degree major with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
A married couple who are both alumni and employees of Pennsylvania College of Technology recently created a scholarship benefiting students from Clinton County.
The Ron and Tina Miller Scholarship will benefit Clinton County residents who are enrolled full time in a bachelor-degree major at Penn College. The scholarship also focuses on financial need.
As part of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign, Kenneth C. Kuhns, assistant professor of electrical technologies/occupations, and Diana L. Kuhns, assistant professor of mathematics, have established a scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Ken and Diana Kuhns Scholarship will make annual awards of $1,000 until it is fully endowed, at which time it will provide annual awards of $1,000 or more in perpetuity.
Dennis F. and Patricia A. Ringling, a longtime forestry professor and his alumna spouse, plan to establish a scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology through a bequest.
“We’re extremely grateful for Dennis and Patricia’s thoughtfulness in establishing this scholarship and including the college in their wills,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “A planned gift is a great way to participate in the Penn College Scholarship Campaign while providing for the future of the college.”
Dennis, who was honored in 2010 with the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award, has been a faculty member since 1972. His wife, a 1991 graduate of Penn College’s occupational therapy assistant major, was employed for 10 years with the Children’s Development Center.
Students at Pennsylvania College of Technology enrolled in majors related to energy and natural gas career fields can apply for scholarship assistance provided by the American Gas Association.
The AGA awarded Penn College $65,000 as part of a program providing a total of $1 million in funding to 26 institutions nationwide for students pursuing careers in the natural gas industry.