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Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship Established at Penn College


A newly created scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology will honor the memory of a beloved and highly respected professor who died in 2005.

The Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship will provide a $250 annual award to a full-time student in Penn College’s civil engineering technology or surveying technology majors.

Butters was the head of Penn College’s civil engineering technology department when he died of cancer in July 2005. He was the 1985 recipient of the college’s Master Teacher Award.

The scholarship fund was started by the faculty of the civil engineering technology department, which includes the civil engineering technology bachelor- and associate-degree majors and the surveying technology associate-degree major. Jo Ann Stephens, associate professor of civil engineering technology, led the effort to establish the fund.

“Lamont really embodied the focus on students that is the hallmark of Penn College,” Stephens said. “His commitment to educating his students was an inspiration, and this scholarship will honor his legacy.”

Applicants for awards from the Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship must be full-time students in the college’s civil engineering technology or surveying technology majors, with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.8 or higher.

Applicants must also demonstrate leadership and service to the college’s civil engineering technology and surveying technology majors. Preference will be given to Pennsylvania residents.

Applications may be submitted online after Dec. 1.

Donations to the Lamont E. Butters Memorial Scholarship may be made online or through the mail by sending to: Penn College Institutional Advancement Office, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799.

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