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Donated items still welcome for April 26 benefit auction

The Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 26, to benefit the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund.

The auction will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of Madigan Library. All proceeds from the event – which is open to the public – go directly toward the fund, which awards at least two scholarships annually to students who play leadership roles at the college.

An employee-donated kayak is just one of the items awaiting bidders at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 26. Held on the first floor of Madigan Library, the event raises funds for the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund.
An employee-donated kayak is just one of the items awaiting bidders at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual Silent Auction on Friday, April 26. Held on the first floor of Madigan Library, the event raises funds for the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund.

“We are super excited by the donations we have received so far, from a brand-new kayak to a variety of handmade items, and we look forward to another successful silent auction!” said Alexandra “Ali” Petrizzi, of Langhorne, a graphic design major and SGA’s vice president of public relations.

Jewelry crafted by Debra S. Morris, an assistant professor of English-technical communication, beautifully reflects the talent of the college's faculty and staff.
Jewelry crafted by Debra S. Morris, an assistant professor of English-technical communication, beautifully reflects the talent of the college’s faculty and staff.

Donations include handiwork by local artisans, as well as gift cards for goods and services. Recognizing the myriad talents represented by members of the campus community, SGA has made a particular push for items that represent the donors’ curricular or career specialties.

Individuals may also support the event by attending or by donating to the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Fund online or by calling the Institutional Advancement Office at 570-320-8020.

Scholarship recipients are required to be enrolled full time with at least one academic year remaining, and to carry a GPA of at least 3.0. The fund is already fully endowed, but the annual auction and other targeted fundraisers have increased both the amount and the number of awards.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Photos by Natascha G. Santaella, student activities assistant