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Area Banks Support Madigan Library Project

From left are Rexford Hilton, Susquehanna Bank%3B Ronald Walko, Jersey Shore State Bank%3B Robert Forse, Woodlands Bank%3B Daniel Berninger, Muncy Bank %26amp%3B Trust Co.%3B Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour%3B Thomas Bixler, Omega Bank%3B Thomas O'Connell, M%26T Bank%3B Paul Rooney, Sovereign Bank%3B and Bruce Smithgall, Citizens %26amp%3B Northern Bank. Absent%3A Vera Anderson, Citizens Bank.The support of a number of northcentral Pennsylvania banks is helping Pennsylvania College of Technology complete construction of the Roger and Peggy Madigan Library.

Representatives of Citizens and Northern Bank, Jersey Shore State Bank, M&T Bank, Muncy Bank and Trust Co., Omega Bank, Sovereign Bank, Susquehanna Bank and Woodlands Bank gathered recently at the college to receive thanks for their support from Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Barry R. Stiger.

“The support they are providing will return countless benefits for our students and this community,” Gilmour said. “We are most grateful for their generous support with this important initiative at Penn College. The Madigan Library will be a remarkable facility, and we look forward to opening it for students for the Fall 2006 semester.”

The 104,000-square-foot facility, named for the state senator and his late wife, is situated at the southwest corner of the college’s main entrance, adjacent to the Bush Campus Center and the Student and Administrative Services Center.

Madigan Library continues to take shape, as seen in this Oct. 4 photo from the nearby Student and Administrative Services Center.It is designed to meet Association of College & Research Libraries Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Features will include 1,000 seats (compared to 288 seats in the current library), media facilities, computer laboratories, a cafe, a gallery and college archives.

Stiger noted the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is providing $7 million for construction, about half the total cost.

“The college has initiated a campaign to raise additional funds for this important project, and we appreciate the support of these financial institutions toward reaching our goal,” he said.

Stiger added that Citizens Bank of State College is also supporting the Madigan Library Campaign. Citizens Bank was unable to send a representative to the recent gathering.

For more information on contributing to Penn College’s Madigan Library Campaign, contact the Institutional Advancement Office by mail, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799; by phone, (570) 320-8000 or toll-free (800) GIVE-2-PC; or by e-mail.

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