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Three-Year-Old Challenge Raises $22,000 for Scholarships


A donor’s challenge to alumni of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Construction and Design Technologies attracted $22,000 in contributions, enough to permanently endow The School of Construction and Design Technologies Scholarship fund.

“We will be making the first-time award of this scholarship in the spring of 2005, and we thank the alumni and friends of the School of Construction and Design Technologies for their interest and support of our students,” said Joann Kay, director of the Penn College Foundation.

That encouragement began in 2002 when an anonymous donor issued a challenge to more than 4,700 alumni of the school, urging their matching contributions to a fund for financially needy and academically deserving construction students. First preference will be given to students in the Residential Construction Technology and Management major, with second preference to enrollees in Architectural Technology, Building Construction Technology-Masonry, Electrical Technology, HVAC Technology and related majors.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Construction and Design Technologies Endowed Scholarship may send donations to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, Pa., 17701-5799. Gifts also can be made online .

For more information about academic programs in the School of Construction and Design Technologies, call (570) 327-4518, send e-mail or visit on the Web .

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