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Penn College Diesel Program Receives $5,000 Donation


Allison Transmission, Division of General Motors, and Penn Detroit Diesel-Allison donated $5,000 recently to Pennsylvania College of Technology in support of diesel-technology education for students and faculty training.

Company representatives visited the School of Natural Resources Management at Penn College’s Earth Science Center to make the check presentation. Including this year’s donation, their contributions total $32,500 in support of instruction in Allison Transmissions within the Diesel Technology curriculum at Penn College.

The funds will be earmarked for specialty tools and equipment and technical training for the Diesel program faculty, said Dr. Wayne R. Longbrake, dean of the School of Natural Resources Management. “This assistance helps us stay current with the technology being used in Allison products,” he explained.

Making the presentation to the College were Tom Pratt, territory manager-Allison Transmissions for Penn Detroit Diesel-Allison; and Patricia S. Wheeler, sales account manager, eastern region, for Allison Transmission.

Accepting on behalf of the College were Dr. Longbrake; Barry R. Stiger, vice president for institutional advancement; Dr. Mary A. Sullivan, assistant dean of natural resources management; and Mark E. Sones, instructor of diesel equipment technology.

For more information about Diesel education at Penn College, call the School of Natural Resources Management at (570) 320-8038, or visit on the Web.

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