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John Deere Provides Welding Scholarships at Penn College


From left, Donald O. Praster, dean of industrial and engineering technologies; students Justin T Nupp, Tyler S. Caldwell, Micah E. Hoover and Derek T. Ban; and Bill Mack, assistant dean of industrial and engineering technologies. Four Pennsylvania College of Technology students will receive scholarship awards of $3,000 each, thanks to The John Deere Foundation.

Tyler S. Caldwell, of Manchester; Micah E. Hoover, of Souderton; Derek T. Ban, of Charlotte, N.C.; and Justin T. Nupp, of South Williamsport, are the recipients of awards from the John Deere Foundation Scholarship for 2011-12. All four students are expected to graduatein 2012from Penn College’s four-year welding and fabrication engineering technology major.

This is the third year in which the agreement between Penn College and the John Deere Foundation has resulted in $12,000 in scholarship awards for students in the college’s welding and fabrication engineering technology bachelor-degree major or the associate degree in welding technology.

Successful applicants for the John Deere Foundation Scholarship must be accepted into one of those two majors as a full-time student with at least two remaining semesters of study, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, and must be eligible for permanent employment in the United States at the time of graduation.

Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, employs approximately 56,000 people and does business in more than 160 counties. It supplies equipment for the agricultural, commercial and consumer, and construction and forestry markets. John Deere is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States, and frequently has been included in Business Ethics magazine’s list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”

In addition to the scholarship support provided by the John Deere Foundation, six Penn College students are participating in summer internships at various John Deere facilities in Iowa.

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. Nearly 6,300 students are enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree and certificate majors relating to more than 100 career areas.

For more information about Pennsylvania College of Technology, visit online , call toll-free 800-367-9222 or email .

For more information about making a donation or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit on the Web, call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE 2 PC, or email .

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