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Wheeland Lumber Co. Establishes Scholarship at College

Ray Wheeland, owner and chief executive officer of Wheeland Lumber Co., meets with Davie Jane Gilmour, president of Penn College.The owner of a Tioga County lumber company is establishing an endowed scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology to benefit forest technology students from Northcentral Pennsylvania.

Ray Wheeland, owner and chief executive officer of Wheeland Lumber Co. Inc., Liberty, recently completed the agreement for the Wheeland Lumber Co. Scholarship at Penn College. The scholarship award will be given each year, beginning this fall.

“Given the increasingly competitive nature of the lumber industry, it is critical that our company employs individuals trained to manage all aspects of our business, from logging to sawmill operations to specialty wood-processing,” Wheeland said. “The Penn College forest technology program does an excellent job in preparing students for a career in the lumber industry. I am pleased to support the students of this program with this new scholarship.”

Preference for the scholarship awards will be for students enrolled full time in the forest technology major who reside in Tioga, Bradford, Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, McKean, Potter or Sullivan counties. Successful applicants must also demonstrate academic performance and financial need.

“This scholarship is a valuable contribution toward the success of our forest technology students,” said Wayne R. Longbrake, the college’s dean of natural resources management. “It’s rewarding to know that this company sees the strengths of our programs and is taking steps to assist the students. We are most grateful for Ray Wheeland’s support and interest in our students and the Penn College forest technology program.”

For more information about establishing scholarships at Penn College, call (570) 320-8020, toll-free (866) GIVE-2-PC; send e-mail ; or visit online.

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