Penn State Harrisburg

Alum and benefactor receives international achievement award

Salvatore D. Fazzolari

Salvatore D. Fazzolari

(Note: Updated from a previous version)

Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Salvatore D. Fazzolari, former CEO and chairman of HARSCO Corporation, was presented with the Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, on March 15 by the organization’s Executive Director James Viehland at a ceremony held in Harrisburg. Fazzolari, of Mechanicsburg, was nominated by the college.

Fazzolari served the Camp Hill-based HARSCO Corporation for more than 30 years, helping to grow the global industrial services company’s annual revenue to nearly $4 billion and its workforce to approximately 21,000 people. During his tenure, he directed funds to support Penn State Harrisburg’s library, study abroad programs, and scholarships. Fazzolari graduated from Penn State Harrisburg in 1977 with a degree in accounting. In 2008, he was named a Penn State Alumni Fellow, the Alumni Association’s most prestigious award.

The Business Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have displayed significant accomplishment in the field of business that has advanced the industry and contributed to society.

Beta Gamma Sigma, comprised of more than 500 collegiate chapters, recognizes college students in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.