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Scholarship Fund Honors Yaw’s Role in Birth of Penn College

Moments after being surprised by college President Davie Jane Gilmour (seated) with word of a scholarship in his name, state Sen. Gene Yaw welcomes area high school students to a student government seminar in Penn College's Field House State Sen. Gene Yaw who, as Penn College’s solicitor was instrumental in the institution’s creation as an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University two decades ago has been honored with a scholarship in his name. Details are forthcoming, but college President Davie Jane Gilmour broke the news duringan appearance at a Thursday event in the campus’ Field House. A surprised Yaw then opened the traditional Student Government Seminar, begun more than two decades ago by former state Sen. Roger A. Madigan and continuing under his representation. The event enables students from high schools throughout the 23rd senatorial district to meet with elected officials, members of the state’s executive branch, representatives of special-interest groups and members of the news media for a day of panel discussions designed, Yaw said, “to further an interest in education and government and about what people in public service really do.”

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