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Penn College Board of Directors welcomes new member


M. Abraham Harpster has been appointed to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors by The Corporation for Penn State.

A co-owner of Evergreen Farms Inc., Spruce Creek, the largest dairy farm operation of its type in the Northeast, Harpster is also a member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees, having been elected by delegates from Agricultural Societies in July 2013.

M. Abraham HarpsterOn the Penn College Board, Harpster succeeds Thomas G. Poole, who has served since 2012. Poole retired from Penn State earlier this year as vice president for administration.

Harpster graduated from Penn State in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business management from the College of Agricultural Sciences. While at Penn State, he was an active member of the Ag Student Council.

Harpster has held membership offices in agricultural associations at the local, state and national levels and serves on several agricultural charitable boards and foundations.

“We are pleased to welcome Abe Harpster to the Penn College Board of Directors,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour. His experience in higher education with the Penn State University Board of Trustees, coupled with his extensive background and leadership roles in business and the agricultural sciences, will be of great benefit to the institution.”

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