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Penn College Student Awarded $5,000 HVAC Industry Scholarship


A Pennsylvania College of Technology student has been selected from among 100 applicants to receive one of only six $5,000 scholarships to be awarded this year by the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals.

Joshua J. Holohan, of Williamsport, working toward a bachelor’s degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology, received a Dave Nelsen Scholarship on the basis of a 500-word essay and his academic performance. The award is a collaboration of the trade association and its industry partners.

“Josh is a great student very interested in excelling in the HVAC field,” said Richard C. Taylor, associate professor of plumbing and heating, who nominated Holohan for his ethics and commitment. The faculty member also accompanied Holohan and his wife, Amanda, to the awards reception at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

Penn College traditionally fares well in the scholarship competition. Since 2006 alone, nine of its students were recipients; one of them Gregory J. Miller, the college’s current Student Government Association president was chosen in consecutive years (2008-09).

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