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Klingerman Family Scholarship Established at Penn College

Daniel and Monica Klingerman have established an endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Daniel Klingerman is chairman and chief executive officer of The Liberty Group, a Williamsport-based development company that invests in, acquires, develops and manages commercial properties. He has been a member of the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors since 2005.

Initial award preferences for the Klingerman Family Scholarship are for first-year students who are graduates of the Loyalsock Township or the Bloomsburg Area school districts.

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Wayne Township Landfill Scholarship Initiated at Penn College

Officials at the Wayne Township Landfill in Clinton County have established a scholarship fund to benefit Pennsylvania College of Technology students enrolled in diesel and heavy equipment majors.

The fund will generate two $1,000 awards each year to full-time students from Clinton and Lycoming counties. Preference will be given to those seeking two-year degrees in heavy equipment technology (including the technician, operator and Caterpillar equipment emphases) or diesel technology.

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Richard and Mildred Taylor Memorial Scholarship Established

An employee of Pennsylvania College of Technology and her husband, who also works for the college, have established an annual scholarship in memory of her grandparents.

Erin S. Shultz, coordinator of career development, and Walter J. Shultz, director of the Office of Instructional Technology, created the scholarship to memorialize Erin’s grandparents, Richard and Mildred Taylor.

The first award from the Richard and Mildred Taylor Memorial Scholarship will be made in 2014-15. The scholarship benefits students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military.

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Retired Faculty Member Establishes Two Endowed Scholarships

Chalmer Van Horn, a retired faculty member who taught engineering drafting for nearly three decades at Pennsylvania College of Technology and its two predecessor institutions, has endowed two scholarships at the college, including one that honors the memory of his wife of 56 years, Ruth Ann.

The Ruth Ann Van Horn Nursing Scholarship gives preference to full-time students who are enrolled in the practical nursing major, are prior recipients and are enrolled to earn their registered nursing or Bachelor of Science nursing degrees.

Ruth Ann Van Horn received a registered nursing degree from the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing in 1953 and worked in the emergency room at Muncy Valley Hospital from 1956 until the late 1960s, when she left nursing due to ill health.

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Penn College Workforce Development Scholarship Established

A scholarship has been created at Pennsylvania College of Technology by administrators in Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College.

The Penn College Workforce Development Scholarship was established by Tracy L. Brundage, assistant vice president for workforce and economic development, and Shannon M. Munro, executive director of workforce development and continuing education.

The annual scholarship will benefit full-time, nontraditional – 24 years old or older – students from Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga or Union counties enrolled in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies at Penn College.

Brundage and Munro have made pledges to fund the initial awards from the scholarship.

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72/72 Campaign Tops Goal, Affirms Importance of All Gifts

72 donors in 72 hours
72 donors in 72 hours

The Penn College Scholarship Campaign’s online appeal to attract 72 first-time alumni donors in 72 hours exceeded its goal, attracting 75 new gifts as of Thursday’s midnight deadline. The Penn College Foundation added $250 to every donation of $25 or more, resulting in nearly $21,000 in new scholarship funds to help students with the cost of their education. “The Penn College Foundation wanted to demonstrate to alumni that their financial support of the institution has a direct impact on the lives of current and future students,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “We’re thrilled with the response to the challenge, are pleased to provide the additional scholarship aid to first-year students this coming fall and hope that other alumni will continue to give, because every gift truly does make a difference.” While the 72-hour campaign is over, donations to the Penn College Fund are still being accepted.

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For 72 Hours, Foundation to Match New Alumni Gifts Tenfold – Count ’em – Tenfold

72 donors in 72 hours
72 donors in 72 hours

Act now! With a diverting message designed to elicit giggles while it solicits donations (and with all the subtlety of the late-night infomercials it so pointedly parodies), the Penn College Scholarship Campaign is offering first-time alumni benefactors a sweet opportunity to help current students. The Penn College Foundation is hoping to attract 72 gifts in 72 hours, from midnight Monday through midnight Thursday. (An online ticker will count down as each new donor pitches in.) If a contribution of $25 or more is received from an alumnus or alumna who hasn’t donated in the past, the foundation will contribute $250 in that person’s name. With the combined donation, a one-time scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student in the major from which the alum graduated. To help sell the campaign, admissions representative Sarah R. Shott and Matthew A. Wagner, a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration major from Selinsgrove, co-star in an attention-getting video modeled after those witching-hour hucksters who peddle products to bleary-eyed insomniacs. “As part of the college’s Centennial, increasing alumni participation in the Penn College Fund is a priority,” said Valerie L. Fessler, annual giving specialist. “We thought this playful video would be a fun and engaging way to generate support from our social media audiences. I can’t wait to see our alumni step up to the challenge!”

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Memorial Scholarship Established for Radiography Graduate

A scholarship has been created at Pennsylvania College of Technology memorializing Bethany G. Hughes, an August graduate of the college’s radiography program who was killed in an automobile accident in Fairfield Township on Nov. 22.

The Bethany Hughes Memorial Radiography Scholarship has been established by the Hughes family: her father, Charles; mother, Kathleen; and sister, Heidi.

The scholarship is endowed and will generate initial awards of $1,000 annually. It will benefit full-time radiography students in their second year of study who have completed their first summer clinical experience and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Retired Dean, Family Establish Scholarship at Penn College

A retired administrator and former faculty member who served Pennsylvania College of Technology for nearly four decades has established a scholarship – along with his wife and family – for students in the academic school that he led.

Donald O. Praster served in a variety of roles at Penn College, including dean of industrial and engineering technologies, department head, and welding faculty member. He retired in June 2012.

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$1 Million Scholarship Fund Memorializes Penn College Alumnus

A western Pennsylvania mining company has established a $1 million scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology to honor an alumnus employee who died July 31 while working in his beloved field of equipment repair.

Amerikohl Mining Inc. and its owner and president, John Stilley, endowed the fund in memory of Steelyn G. Kanouff, who graduated in 2007 with an associate degree in heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis. An Indiana County workplace accident claimed the life of the 28-year-old Kanouff, a heavy equipment technician with the Butler-based company.

“Steelyn’s passing was a horrible tragedy for all of us at Amerikohl Mining. We will all miss him terribly. I could not have asked nor hoped for a more dedicated and competent employee,” Stilley said. “From his first day on the job, Steelyn exhibited a positive attitude, a work ethic second to none, a thorough understanding of his job and responsibilities, and, most importantly, a contagious team spirit that permeated across all levels and made us all better – both professionally and personally.”

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Automotive Alumnus Memorialized Through Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been established by Volkswagen of America Inc. and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation/Automotive Youth Educational System in memory of a Pennsylvania College of Technology automotive technology alumnus.

Zachary C. Teter, who graduated in August 2011 with an associate degree, was killed in a March 19 vehicle accident in Schuylkill County. He was employed by J. Bertolet Volkswagen in Orwigsburg and, at the time of his death, was enrolled in a Volkswagen training program.

“We are honored to be selected to memorialize an alumnus with such a generous and thoughtful scholarship gift,” said Colin W. Williamson, dean of the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies.

Chosen during the Spring 2014 semester to receive the Zachary C. Teter Memorial Automotive Scholarship was David T. Chavey, an automotive technology major from Hershey. He will be eligible to receive additional awards this fall and next spring, each in the same amount of approximately $4,400, contingent upon maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better.

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Scholarship Honors Memory of Longtime Faculty Member

Bruce A. Emig, a Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member who died in May 2013 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, has been memorialized by a scholarship at the college.

Emig’s wife, Cindy, endowed the scholarship in his memory.

Emig was an assistant professor of HVAC technology who had been employed at Penn College since 1989. He had a deep passion for the college and for providing a solid technical/professional foundation for his HVAC students who entered the workforce.

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Foundation Board Member, Wife Establish Memorial Scholarship

As part of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Scholarship Campaign, Penn College Foundation Board of Directors member Paul H. Rooney Jr. and his wife, Tacie, have established an annual scholarship in memory of Tacie’s parents.

First preference for awards from the C. Leroy and Evelyn M. Kimble Scholarship is for full-time students who have graduated from a Lycoming County high school and are enrolled in the residential construction technology and management bachelor-degree major. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.

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Penn College Scholarship Memorializes Business Student

The family and friends of Jacob D. Parkes have established a scholarship to honor the Pennsylvania College of Technology student who died a year ago in an automobile accident.

At the time of his death, Parkes, 21, of Lewisburg, was a senior majoring in business at Penn College.

The scholarship established in his memory will benefit full-time, first-year students who are enrolled in accounting, business administration or business management and who reside in Pennsylvania.

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