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Firm Establishes Scholarship Fund for Masonry Students’ Benefit


A Pennsylvania-based, nationally recognized masonry subcontracting business that regularly recruits graduates of Pennsylvania College of Technology has established an annual scholarship at the institution.

The fund was begun by The Witmer Group, headquartered in Mount Joy, and will generate two $2,500 awards each year to full-time students who have successfully completed two semesters at the college. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the building construction technology: masonry emphasis major who have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Debra M. Miller, Penn College’s vice president for institutional advancement, accepts a check for The Witmer Group Scholarship from Roger Derr (left), senior vice president-masonry restoration, and Ken Schwebel, company president.
Debra M. Miller, Penn College’s vice president for institutional advancement, accepts a check for The Witmer Group Scholarship from Roger Derr (left), senior vice president-masonry restoration, and Ken Schwebel, company president.

“At The Witmer Group, we know how important it is to support the next generation of construction professionals,” said Ken Schwebel, president. “We’re very proud to start this scholarship program and help students pursue careers in an industry that is vital to our local economic growth.”

The Witmer Group – involved in the structural rehabilitation of the college’s Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center – comprises entities that perform masonry, restoration, waterproofing and exterior coatings for commercial, educational and institutional buildings throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

“We are grateful for the scholarship support from The Witmer Group,” said Debra M. Miller, vice president for institutional advancement at the college. “This scholarship will provide tuition support to directly assist students pursuing careers in masonry.”

Those interested in contributing to The Witmer Group Annual Scholarship fund or establishing a scholarship may send a donation to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701; give online or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

Students interested in applying for any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the application.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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