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Penn College Students Assist With Charity Event


Scott Neuhard (right), of Northumberland, uncle of Fallon Pardoe-Cartegena and Jarrod Neuhard, is shown with Tom Szulanczyk, executive director, and Belinda Stifle, disaster services director, of the American Red Cross of Upper Northumberland County.Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s IEEE student chapter recently helped the family of the late Fallon Pardoe-Cartegena and the late Jarrod Neuhard raise $430 for the catastrophic loss fund of the American Red Cross of Upper Northumberland County.

IEEE (formerly the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) branch members at Penn College helped to advertise the memorial benefit and assisted during the Sept. 6 event, which included a covered-bridge tour by car or motorcycle that began in Lewisburg and traveled through Northumberland, Union and Montour counties.

Four Penn College students took part in helping with the event: chapter President Kenan M. Kessler, of Exton; Francis D. Nevill, of Lebanon; Hideky Rafael Silva, of Williamsport; and Casey L. Miller, of Mount Penn. Scott D. Neuhard, instructor of electronics and IEEE student branch adviser, is the uncle of the children.

Fallon, daughter of Sharon Weaver and Jeff Pardoe, of Milton, died from complications of a house fire in December 2005. The American Red Cross of Upper Northumberland County was instrumental in helping the family deal with its losses. Less than a year later, in November 2006, Jarrod, son of Stephen Neuhard and Melanie Trate, was killed in a traffic accident.

“The entire family wanted to repay the kindness of Belinda (Belinda Stifle of the American Red Cross of Upper Northumberland County) and the Red Cross through this memorial benefit,” Scott Neuhard said. “It is hard to repay kindness, but our family hopes that adding funds to the local catastrophic loss fund will help the Red Cross guide other families through tough times.”

A nonprofit organization, IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE is one of several student organizations supported by the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Penn College. To learn more about academic programs offered by the school, visit online or call (570) 327-4520.

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