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Penn College Student Awarded Scholarship at Trade Event


Pennsylvania College of Technology students who participated in a recent meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers are, from left, Matthew S. Stever, Tyler A. Schaeffer, Christopher D. Banke and Gregory J. Miller. They are joined at right by David P. Socha, instructor and adviser to the Penn College ASHRAE chapter. (Photo by Alyssa Adams, student activities chairperson of Central Pennsylvania ASHRAE) Four students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Construction and Design Technologies including a scholarship recipient participated in the April 14 meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Matthew B. Stever, of Red Hill, president of the college’s ASHRAE chapter and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology major, received a $500 ASHRAE Central Chapter scholarship at the regional organization’s annual “Student Night” in Harrisburg.

“Matt has worked hard in supporting ASHRAE and deserves this recognition,” said David P. Socha, instructor and adviser to the Penn College chapter. Stever also presented a commercial HVAC design for Upper Perkiomen Middle School (his alma mater) in East Greenville.

He was joined at the event by Tyler A. Schaeffer, of Kutztown, and Christopher D. Banke, of Cambridge, Md., both heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology students, and Gregory J. Miller, of Easton, enrolled in the building automation technology: heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology concentration.

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 51,000 people dedicated to advancing the field of HVAC and refrigeration. Its Central Pennsylvania Chapter is part of the society’s Region III, which includes Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

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