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Students Earn Scholarships From American Infrastructure

Matthew S. ClouserMatthew S. Clouser and Shaun R. Bentz, both civil engineering technology students at Pennsylvania College of Technology, have earned scholarships from American Infrastructure Inc., a Worcester-based heavy-construction firm.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology, Clouser, of RR 1 East Waterford, is pursuing an associate degree in surveying technology. He plans to earn public land surveyor and professional engineer licenses and follow in the footsteps of his brother, an alumnus of Penn College’s civil engineering technology major.

Bentz, Pottstown, is also pursuing a surveying technology degree and a civil engineering technology degree. He has spent two summers working for American Infrastructure as a general laborer helping with road work. Next summer, he hopes to work more on the engineering side of the company, but he said it has been interesting to experience on-site labor, observing how projects move from the engineering phase to final construction.

Shaun R. BentzBentz is president of the student chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors at Penn College and is a member of the college’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for associate-degree students, and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

After graduation, Bentz would like to work for American Infrastructure or an independent engineering firm.

Both students received $1,000 scholarships, with money split between the fall and spring semesters.

The scholarship is open to students in diesel technology, heavy construction equipment technology, surveying technology, civil engineering technology or construction management majors, with preference given to employees of American Infrastructure member companies and their family members.

For more information about the academic programs offered by the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Penn College, call (570) 327-4520, send e-mail or visit on the Web.

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