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Endowed scholarship established for power generation students

The David and LuAnn Shifter Endowed Scholarship for Power Generation has been established at Pennsylvania College of Technology, increasing a scholarship commitment originally made in 2018.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in the electric power generation technology: diesel emphasis program at Penn College and be a new freshman student with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewable for students who achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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Kuzio family establishes first endowed internship fund

Keith and Jennifer Kuzio and their family are supporting Legacy Campaign efforts at Pennsylvania College of Technology by establishing the first endowed internship fund at the institution.

Keith Kuzio was a civil engineer and executive with Larson Design Group for 35 years before retiring to open a leadership consulting practice in 2020. Jennifer Kuzio has been an educator engaged in work with pre-kindergarten, elementary and college students for more than two decades.

“Keith and Jennifer’s steadfast leadership and financial investments throughout the Penn College community and the Greater Williamsport area continue to create access and improve lives,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “Our tomorrows are so much brighter because of their humble spirit and servant leadership – a truly inspiring legacy.”

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Penn College students lead in manufacturing scholarships

Pennsylvania College of Technology students earned the most scholarships in the country from a foundation that promotes skilled manufacturing careers.

Four students from Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies were among the 23 nationwide recipients of $1,500-$2,500 scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. Full-time students enrolled in manufacturing-related majors were eligible for the Spring 2022 semester scholarships.

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Board member establishes scholarship honoring her father

Lynda Livingston, a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors, has established an automotive scholarship at the college in memory of her father.

The Pepper-Livingston Memorial Automotive Scholarship honors the memory of Duane F. Pepper, who owned and operated Pepper’s Body Shop in Franklin Township, Bradford County.

The scholarship supports incoming students from Lycoming or Bradford counties who are pursuing their education in automotive majors at Penn College. It is renewable for up to four years and includes support to offset costs for recipients to complete their automotive internships.

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Cunningham family commits $200,000 to Legacy Campaign

The Cunningham family – all eight siblings attended Pennsylvania College of Technology or its predecessor, and four served as college employees – recently pledged $200,000 to the Tomorrow Is in the Making: Legacy Campaign for Penn College to bolster student scholarships at the institution.

The siblings’ commitment is in honor of Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour, who has announced she is retiring in June 2022. Additionally, it honors the memory of the siblings’ parents, Jean and Donald M. Cunningham Sr.; brother, David ’81; and sister, Carol ’78.

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Larson Design Group provides CAD workshop to students

Adding to its history of support for Pennsylvania College of Technology students and alumni, Larson Design Group developed a computer-aided design workshop that was offered to civil engineering and surveying majors during the spring and fall semesters.

“Larson Design Group’s support of our students through these workshops exemplifies its commitment to developing tomorrow’s industry professionals,” said Chris S. Macdonald, Penn College’s assistant director of corporate relations. “The experience provided our students with different perspectives for the methods used and offered them valuable resources in preparation for their careers. We are extremely grateful for Larson Design Group’s partnership and appreciate the mutually beneficial outcomes achieved with these workshops.”

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Scholarship opens opportunities

Sydney M. TeleskyWere it not for a middle school field trip to campus, Sydney M. Telesky wouldn’t have given Pennsylvania College of Technology a second look; father Nick holds two degrees from the institution (electrical technology, ’02, and building automation technology, ’04) and she once yearned for a “different experience” than his. That visit, however, led to a summer camp … then to Penn College NOW classes in high school … and eventually to her enrollment as a human services and restorative justice student.

A selflessly committed campus leader – she is a writing tutor, a Student Government Association officer and a college relations assistant – Telesky is among those giving thanks this month to a collegewide support network of faculty, employees, classmates, friends and donors.

“As a full-time student, I have three part-time jobs and an internship, as I am attempting to pay all my tuition, rent and other necessities fully out of my own pocket,” Telesky wrote in a blog entry. “The scholarship aid that I receive is incredibly helpful – paying for tuition and textbooks to succeed in my classes, and allowing me to become more involved at Penn College instead of working additional shifts to make my college career possible.”

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VW Club adds $2,000 to automotive restoration scholarship

The Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club has again donated funds toward a scholarship for automotive restoration students at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

This year’s $2,000 check marks the fifth time that the organization – formed in 1992 and recognized as one of the oldest continually operating VW clubs on the East Coast – has contributed to the scholarship fund since it was established in 2017. Awards from the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club Scholarship fund are meant for full-time students in the automotive restoration major who carry a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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Gemini KB Systems supports students with scholarship

Gemini KB Systems has established an annual scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology for students enrolled in a range of manufacturing-related programs.

The Philadelphia-based company is a Corporate Tomorrow Maker partner of Penn College.

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Aspen Dental establishes scholarship for dental hygiene students

Aspen Dental Management Inc. is partnering with Pennsylvania College of Technology to establish a new scholarship that provides two $1,000 awards annually to students in the dental hygiene associate degree major.

The Aspen Dental Scholarship will provide one award each to a student in the first and second years of the program.

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Ciocca Dealerships Scholarship to benefit automotive students

Ciocca Dealerships has established a scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology for students in two- and four-year automotive programs.

The Ciocca Dealerships Scholarship will provide two $1,000 awards to students in the automotive technology associate degree programs and two $1,000 awards to students in the automotive technology management baccalaureate degree program.

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College celebrates another ‘best-ever’ philanthropic year

Despite a year of continuing challenges, donors to Pennsylvania College of Technology were honored Monday evening for unwavering support that ignited a record-setting year for institutional fundraising.

The combined contributions of steadfast alumni, corporate partners, friends, retirees and colleagues – a milestone $8.3 million during fiscal 2021 – were recognized during an annual ceremony alongside the Penn College Donor Wall, which pays permanent tribute to those whose contributions of gifts, pledges, donations and entrustments of equipment and technology, and estate commitments significantly empower students.

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Entranceway repairs open door to honoring a community pillar

The Witmer Group, a masonry contractor based in Mount Joy, is continuing remediation of the 22-year-old entrance fountains and repairs to the brick pillars surrounding Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus entrance – presenting an opportunity for well-wishers to honor the legacy of retiring President Davie Jane Gilmour.

The entrance and the capstoned pillars, linked by black fencing along Maynard Street and beyond, were dedicated in September 1999. That ceremony – a little more than a year after Gilmour assumed the college presidency – was the culmination of Penn College’s Diamond 10 anniversary, marking 85 years of education and a decade as a Penn State affiliate.

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Worth & Company Excellence Scholarship supports students

Worth & Company Inc. has established a scholarship to assist Pennsylvania College of Technology students pursuing careers in the building equipment contractors industry.

First preference for the Worth & Company Excellence Scholarship will be given to a student who is an intern, employee or dependent of an employee of Worth & Company Inc.

Second preference will be given to a student who is enrolled full time in one of the following majors: heating, ventilation & air conditioning design technology; heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology; welding & fabrication engineering technology; welding technology; or construction management; has been a recipient of a scholarship from the fund in prior years; and has a residence in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton or Philadelphia counties.

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College author interviewed for public radio broadcast

Tom SpeicherArts SceneAn interview with Penn College writer/video producer Tom Speicher, co-author of “Bucky Deacon’s Dilemma,” debuted Thursday morning on WVIA Radio’s “Arts Scene” with Erika Funke. The youth sports novel, sales of which benefit the college’s Emergency Scholarship Fund, is discussed at length in a broadcast timed to the start of the Little League Baseball World Series. It aired on 89.9 FM and 89.7 FM (and streamed) at 11:07 a.m. – following NPR News – and was posted as a podcast later that evening. Recommended for 10- to 14-year-olds, the book is available from Amazon in paperback ($6.99) and Kindle ($3.99) editions.

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