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Natural Resources Management Faculty/Staff, Alumni Endow Scholarship

Joann M. Kay, executive director of the Penn College Foundation, receives a scholarship check from Dr. Wayne A. Longbrake, dean of natural resources management%3B and Dr. Mary A. Sullivan, assistant dean, in the library of the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.The faculty/staff and alumni of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Natural Resources Management have raised or contributed nearly $22,000 to endow a scholarship fund for students.

The School of Natural Resources Management Endowed Scholarship will be awarded beginning in Fall 2005 and twice annually thereafter to a full-time student enrolled in one of the school’s majors. Consideration will be given to continuing students in subsequent years.

“We appreciate the efforts of the faculty, staff and alumni of the School of Natural Resources Management in establishing this scholarship opportunity, which benefits the students enrolled in their school,” said Joann M. Kay, executive director of the Penn College Foundation.

The fund, initiated by Dr. Wayne R. Longbrake, dean of natural resources management, has been enriched through two annual events: a golf outing at the nearby White Deer Golf Course, held for the fourth time in July; and a floral-design show featuring the work of students, this year held Oct. 28 in the Field House on the College’s main campus in Williamsport.

The endowment is just the latest in the school’s ongoing commitment to student achievement.

At the Schneebeli Earth Science Center campus south of Williamsport, the Natural Resources Management administration requires its industry-sponsored and scholarship students to participate in the Student Success Program, a series of noncredit sessions designed to improve academic performance, develop employment skills and enhance leadership potential.

“The Student Success Program allows us to maximize student potential, providing skills that benefit them now, in college, but also long-term, in their careers,” explained Dr. Mary A. Sullivan, assistant dean of natural resources management. “The participation of industry representatives in presenting some of these workshops increases student awareness of ‘real-world’ expectations in the workplace.”

For more information about academic programs offered by the School of Natural Resources Management at Penn College, call (570) 320-8038, send e-mail or visit on the Web.

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