Foundation Board Member, Wife Establish Memorial Scholarship

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.

From left, Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement, Penn College; Paul H. Rooney Jr.; Tacie Rooney; and Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation.

From left, Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement, Penn College; Paul H. Rooney Jr.; Tacie Rooney; and Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation.

Secondary preference will be given to full-time students who are graduates of a high school in Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga or Union counties and are enrolled in the residential construction technology and management bachelor-degree major or the building construction technology associate-degree major.

Paul Rooney has been a member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors since 1999. He served as chairperson in 2009-11.

“Paul and Tacie have long been tremendous supporters of the community, giving generously of their time and resources to numerous organizations,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “We’re honored that they have chosen to establish this scholarship in memory of Tacie’s parents. Their generosity is yet another vote of confidence in the value of the education Penn College provides.”

“This scholarship provides Paul and I a wonderful opportunity to honor my parents,” Tacie Rooney said. “At the same time, we’re able to help students with financial need achieve their academic goals.”

Students interested in applying for this and the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should visit www.pct.edu/scholarships/ and complete the online scholarship application.

For more information about making a gift to the campaign or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, email the Institutional Advancement Office or call toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more about Penn College, email Admissions or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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