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Alex Rinedoller Memorial Scholarship Created at Penn College

The family of a young Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus who died unexpectedly in October has established a scholarship fund at the college in his memory.

The Alex Rinedoller Memorial Scholarship will make scholarship awards available to full-time students in any of Penn College’s electrical-related majors (a bachelor’s degree in building automation technology: electrical emphasis, an associate degree in electrical technology and a certificate in electrical occupations) or in any of Penn College’s automotive-related majors (a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology management; associate degrees in automotive technology, automotive service sales and marketing, and collision repair technology; and certificates in automotive service technician and collision repair technician).

Students in those majors must reside in Bucks, Lackawanna, Luzerne or Montgomery counties to be eligible to apply for the scholarship awards.

Rinedoller graduated from Penn College’s electrical occupations major in 2008. Along with working in that field, he was an avid enthusiast of Ford Mustangs and was an active member of the PhillyStangs group.

“Penn College had a tremendous impact on the life of our son, Alex,” said Brent Rinedoller, Alex’s father. “Penn College provided him with a well-rounded education and sense of fulfillment.”

“One of our proudest days was seeing him graduate from Penn College,” said Debbie Rinedoller, Alex’s mother. “We can think of no better way to honor his memory than establishing this scholarship in his name.”

The Penn College Institutional Advancement Office is accepting donations to the Alex Rinedoller Memorial Scholarship Fund by mail at One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA, 17701-5799, or online .

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. The college has nearly 6,300 students enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree and certificate majors.

For more information about any of the college’s more than 100 fields of study, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

For more information about establishing a scholarship fund or other ways of making a gift to support Penn College and its students, visit online , call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC, or e-mail .

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