The Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association continued its contribution toward scholarships at Penn State Hazleton during its annual business meeting dinner held June 17 at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums.
The chapter made a $4,000 contribution to the group's academic award, which represented the final pledge payment for the Penn State Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Hazleton Academic Award established by the chapter during the recent For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. It will now be awarded to deserving students from the Greater Hazleton community who plan to attend Penn State Hazleton. This award is one of more than 100 endowments at the Hazleton campus that have been established to benefit students from Greater Hazleton.
The recent contribution is the second endowment at the campus established by the chapter. The first endowment, the Penn State Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Hazleton Scholarship, has awarded more than $20,000 to 14 students at the campus since the scholarship was established.
Outgoing chapter President Michael Heon '99 said, "The Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is committed to supporting students at Penn State Hazleton. We are happy to support deserving students in their academic goals."
The Hazleton Chapter supports a wide range of priorities and initiatives at the campus in support of campus students and also provides support to organizations and causes throughout the Greater Hazleton community.
Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler said, "We are grateful to the Hazleton Chapter and the many alumni who realize the value of education at Penn State Hazleton. Assisting students in receiving an education is an invaluable gift."
Rocco Formica '67 was installed as president during the annual dinner and outgoing president Mike Heon '99 was recognized for his leadership during his two-year term.