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Recent Grad Easily Answers Celebrity’s ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’ Question

Penn College graduate Andrew C. Reisinger and his parents, Charlie and Bobbi, join 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe backstage at 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' Scholarship recipient and benefactor reunite in The Big AppleTo even the most casual television viewer, it’s common knowledge that a familiar quiz show allows its contestants to seek outside assistance when in a jam. One player’s answer when faced with the pregame stumper, “Who can I turn to?” was as close as a recent Penn College alumnus. Headed for the hot seat on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” commercial spokesman/working-class hero Mike Rowe asked that he be accompanied by a scholarship recipient from his mikeroweWORKS Foundation. “Because I was in North Jersey and the filming was in New York City, they chose me to go,” said Andrew C. Reisinger, who was awarded a $500 tool scholarship from the foundation last year. He has been employed by Foley Inc., northern New Jersey’s Caterpillar dealer, since his May graduation with a degree in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis from the college’s School of Natural Resources Management. Just how much money Rowe won for his foundation won’t be known until the show airs, probably in November, but he clearly was happy to share Monday’s experience with Reisinger, whom he thanked online for “being one of our country’s skilled tradesmen.” Photos provided by Andrew C. Reisinger

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