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Longtime Penn College Employee Establishes Scholarship Fund

A 25-year employee of Pennsylvania College of Technology and her husband have established a scholarship fund at the college to support new associate-degree students.

Jeannette F. Carter, director of the Outreach for K-12 Office at Penn College, and her husband, Charles Carter, owner of Carter’s Creekside Bakery in Williamsport, recently finalized an agreement with the Penn College Foundation to establish the Jeannette F. Carter Scholarship Fund.

Carter she said she and her husband feel good knowing that they can have a lasting, positive effect on students.

“There is nothing as lasting as education,” said Carter, who began her career at the college in 1985. “Students’ lives are changed by the education they receive at Penn College. What better way to help change the future through the lives of students and the community where they eventually live, than by helping students gain an education? Everybody wins.”

Carter said she will begin funding the scholarship through her gifts to The Penn College Fund, the college’s annual fundraising campaign, with plans to make it an endowed scholarship as a permanent source of awards for students.

The Jeannette F. Carter Scholarship will make awards based on preference for a full- or part-time student who has a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 and who is enrolled in any associate-degree major at Penn College if receiving the scholarship for the first time. Preference is also given to students who have received the award in previous years, including students who started in an associate-degree major and then chose to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

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.

The Outreach for K-12 Office at Penn College provides services and resources to teachers, counselors, administrators and students in K-12 schools, including professional development, specialized programming to respond to economic and employment changes, on-campus experiences for students, creating career development programs for K-12 schools, and project planning and facilitation for school districts and career and technology centers.

For more information about Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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

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