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H.O. Penn Honored for 10-Year Partnership With Penn College

Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management at Pennsylvania College at Technology, left, joins H.O. Penn Machinery Inc. representatives James Lloyd, technical service and training manager, and Dawn Bernitt-Perito, corporate recruiter, in observing the Caterpillar dealership%E2%80%99s 10-year partnership with the college.A regional Caterpillar dealer has been honored by Pennsylvania College of Technology for its 10-year commitment to students and faculty in the School of Natural Resources Management.

During a recent advisory meeting of dealers at the college’s Thompson Professional Development Center, Mary A. Sullivan, dean of natural resources management, presented representatives of H.O. Penn Machinery Inc. with a plaque honoring “10 years of participation in the Caterpillar Excellence Fund Grant to provide student sponsorships, instructional materials, technical equipment, curriculum development and faculty development funds in support of the Diesel Equipment Technology programs.”

Accepting on behalf of their Poughkeepsie, N.Y., employer were James Lloyd, technical service and training manager, and Dawn Bernitt-Perito, corporate recruiter.

“Over the past decade, H.O. Penn has been a strong partner in our ongoing relationship with Caterpillar Inc., offering student tuition dollars and sponsorships, internships, scholarships and equipment donations,” Sullivan said. “Our students and faculty have benefited tremendously by this partnership, and we look forward to many more years with CAT.”

H.O. Penn is among four dealers that annually join with the Caterpillar Foundation in contributions to the Excellence Fund, which offers a variety of assistance to Penn College students and faculty in the diesel technology, heavy construction equipment technology and electric power generation technology majors.

Other dealer partners in the Caterpillar Excellence Fund are Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc., Harrisburg; Alban Tractor Co. Inc., Baltimore; and Ransome CAT, Bensalem.

Since the fund’s beginnings in 1994, its partners have contributed more than $1.6 million to Penn College.

The Excellence Fund’s goal is to boost the number of qualified service technicians by attracting and retaining students through scholarship aid. Contributions also help fund equipment purchases for the three majors and provide faculty members with the latest industry-sponsored training.

For more information about the majors offered by Penn College’s School of Natural Resources Management, visit on the Web or call 570-320-8038. For general information about Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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