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Liberty Excavators Establishes Scholarship Fund at Penn College

Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations, Pennsylvania College of Technology%3B accepts a scholarship check from Rick Evans, president, Liberty Excavators Inc.%3B joined by Karen Hawkins, human resources, Liberty Excavators%3B and Lester Gouffer, the corporation's vice president.A Camp Hill firm has established an endowed scholarship fund targeting students in the heavy construction equipment technology, surveying technology and civil engineering technology majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Liberty Excavators Inc. recently presented a check for $25,000 to fully endow the Liberty Excavators Inc. Fund at Penn College. The college will begin making awards from the scholarship fund for the Spring 2009 semester.

Preference for the awards will be given to employees of Liberty Excavators and/or their immediate family members, or other students who are residents of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder or York counties.

Successful applicants must be enrolled full time in the second year of Penn College’s civil engineering technology bachelor degree major or one of Penn College’s associate-degree majors in civil engineering technology, surveying technology, heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis, or heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis.

“We are pleased to be able to participate in the Penn College Scholarship fund,” said Liberty Excavators Inc. President Rick Evans. “With the success we have experienced in the past, we see that our continuing relationship will provide opportunities for both the students of Penn College and Liberty Excavators in the future.”

Debra M. Miller, Penn College’s director of corporate relations, said the new scholarship is the latest component of an ongoing relationship between Liberty Excavators and Penn College.

“Liberty Excavators has established a strong relationship with Penn College through participation in our Career Expos, hiring students for summer internships and hiring our graduates for full-time employment,” Miller said. “We especially appreciate that the company has now established a perpetual scholarship fund to assist students with the cost of their education.”

Liberty Excavators Inc. is one of central Pennsylvania’s leading turnkey site contractors. The company employs more than 175 people and has an equipment fleet of more than 200 pieces.

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. With more than 6,500 students enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree and certificate majors, Penn College has the second-largest enrollment in the Penn State system.

For more information about the college, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.

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

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