Pennsylvania College of Technology President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour on Wednesday evening thanked those who have invested in the institution through gifts that help students achieve their goals, ensure that faculty have the resources they need and make improvements to its campus.
Supporters and friends of the college were honored for their gifts at its ninth annual donor recognition event held in the lobby of Penn College's Student and Administrative Services Center.
Gilmour expressed her gratitude for the gifts from individuals, families and businesses.
Melissa and Michael Hawbaker, of Glenn O. Hawbaker, look for their name on the donor recognition wall at the Student and Administration Services Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology Wednesday evening. The college recognized donors to the school’s scholarship program.
"The impacts of these gifts are felt throughout the campus," she said.
Several donors were recognized by having their names placed on the college's donor wall inside the building.
Gifts to the college are crucial to support its programming and academic offerings, Gilmour said.
She added that scholarships, in particular, help make the difference for students who attend Penn College.
"They are here because of your generosity," she said. "Many of our students decide to come here or not based on scholarships they receive."
Gilmour also honored Penn College employees, who collectively have given $1.1 million during the past several years.
"My gratefulness is beyond words for the contributions of our employees," she said.
Tim and Marilyn Satterfield, owners of NuWeld, 2600 Reach Road, said they support Penn College because they know they will get trained employees from the institution who are ready for high-tech jobs at the company.
"We're just think it's great to have the college here in the area," said Marilyn, who added that two of their four children are Penn College graduates.
Those recognized on Penn College's donor wall Tuesday included:
Penn College Employees
James and Joyce Wolyniec
James Jr. and Michele Wolyniec, Wolyniec Construction Inc.
Blaise and Ann Alexander, Blaise Alexander Chevrolet Inc.
Automated Logic Corp.
John A. and Karen Blaschak, Fisher Mining Co.
Federal Express Corp.
Jorge A. and Janet R. Querimit
Jeffrey L. Erdly, Masonry Preservation Services Inc.
The Dwight E. Stoltzfus Family
Best Line Equipment Inc.
Alvin and Elizabeth Bush
Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Dennis and Verna Correll
Gas Field Specialists Inc.
Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.
Inland Tarp & Liner LLC
Patrick and Trisha Marty
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
Pennsylvania General Energy