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Area Auto Dealer’s Generous Donation Boosts Wildcat Athletics

A $100,000 donation from the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships will enhance Wildcat Athletics at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The donation will support athletic facilities, beginning with the purchase of two new scoreboards for use in Bardo Gymnasium. Built in 1939, Bardo Gym has a seating capacity of 1,500 and serves as the home of Wildcat basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, as well as intramural and club sports at Penn College.

The Muncy-based Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships operates 18 automobile dealerships in central and northcentral Pennsylvania, employing numerous alumni of Penn College.

Blaise Alexander Family DealershipsWildcat Athletics“We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with Blaise Alexander and his family,” said John D. Vandevere, director of athletics. “Their generous donation will go toward enhancing our athletics facilities, specifically, Bardo Gymnasium. This donation will be twofold, as it will enhance our student-athlete experience and our fan experience. We are very excited about this opportunity, and we look forward to celebrating this partnership with Blaise Alexander.”

The Alexander family are longtime supporters of the college, active in various Penn College Foundation initiatives. They offer the Blaise Alexander Family Scholarship to eligible Penn College students from Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan and Union counties. Aubrey Alexander, a Penn College alumnus of the business administration program, serves on the Penn College Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“My family and I have always been huge supporters of Penn College and its vision, providing a great education to its students and successful job placement,” Aubrey Alexander said. “Being an alumnus myself, I experienced cutting-edge technology and well-rounded, common-sense teaching, along with camaraderie. The Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships share a lot of these same values with Penn College, and that is why, together, we are such strong partners. We look forward to success and growth in our partnership over the next several years. Thank you for honoring me and my family with this recognition.”

“We deeply appreciate the Alexander family and their expression of confidence and belief in Penn College,” said Loni N. Kline, vice president for institutional advancement. “Their desire to team up with us in support of Wildcat Athletics will make a big impact on our athletic facilities and programs.”

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