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Area PMTA Chapter Supports Penn College Scholarship Program

The North Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association provided a gift of $2,000 recently for a scholarship program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The chapter, which includes Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties, represents trucking firms that hire many graduates of the Diesel Technology programs offered by Penn College’s School of Natural Resources Management.

The chapter’s board voted to provide $2,000 annually toward a scholarship for Diesel Technology associate-degree and Diesel Technician certificate students. The association has praised the College’s efforts to provide hands-on training and education that meet the needs of the trucking industry.

Chapter representatives presented a check recently to Dennis L. Correll, the College’s associate dean for institutional advancement.

“Our ongoing relationship with community groups and associations with an insight into the activities of Penn College and its students is a true pleasure of my job,” said Correll, who apprised the board of scholarship-program opportunities. “This ongoing partnership with PMTA is a perfect match for Penn College because of the excellent employment opportunities it represents for our graduates.”

The students who will receive the scholarships this year are: Kevin R. Swineford, RR 5, Middleburg, a first-year Diesel Technology major; and Matthew D. Wheeland, Williamsport, a second-year Diesel Technology major.

Founded in 1928, the PMTA promotes the business interests of the motor-transportation industry, representing its concerns to members, lawmakers, regulatory agencies and the public. For more information about the PMTA’s North Central Chapter, contact PMTA headquarters, 910 Linda Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or call (717) 761-7122.

For more information about the Diesel Technology majors at Penn College, call the School of Natural Resources Management at (570) 320-8038, send e-mail or visit on the Web.

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