Penn State Harrisburg graduate Oscar Beisert, ’07 master’s in American studies, received the Irwin Richman Scholarship in American Studies during the 2006-07 academic year, but the reward he received went beyond just a monetary supplement – it helped him advance his career in the years to follow. The experience helped the student form a working relationship with Dr. Irwin Richman himself, a professor emeritus of American studies and history and, along with his wife Dr. M. Susan Richman, associate professor emerita of mathematical sciences, a donor to the college.
A gift from TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, will provide Penn State Harrisburg engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology with expanded experiential learning opportunities. The $500,000 gift will create the TE Connectivity Capstone Design Endowment to fund Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering capstone projects as well as create the TE Connectivity Lecture Series in Connector Design, which will provide opportunities for students to network with industry experts.
Enjoy a round of golf while supporting local athletes and be automatically entered to play for a chance to win $1 million at the fourth annual Penn State Harrisburg Golf Tournament, sponsored by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, Ltd. and Nittany Village. To be held Sept. 27 at 8:00 a.m. at the Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, the fundraiser will support Penn State Harrisburg’s growing NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic program, which includes numerous participants from high schools in the midstate.
Penn State Harrisburg has received a leadership gift commitment of $1 million from Russell E. Horn Sr., a 1933 Penn State graduate in engineering, to support the construction of a student enrichment center on the Harrisburg campus. The new facility will centralize and enhance a variety of crucial student services.
Educational opportunities have been expanded for students with disabilities at Penn State Harrisburg. An anonymous Penn State Harrisburg graduate has joined with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation to create the college’s first scholarship for students with disabilities. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Endowed Trustee Scholarship at Penn State Harrisburg will assist students with financial need and will mean greater access to higher education for undergraduates.
Penn State Harrisburg engineering students will benefit from a recent gift from the ArcelorMittal steel company. The ArcelorMittal Award, in memory of the late John “Jack” A. Davis, a former ArcelorMittal employee and Penn State Harrisburg graduate, recognizes a junior or senior engineering or engineering technology student with a record of outstanding academic achievement. This gift comes as the college pursues the goals of For the Future:The Campaign for Penn State Students.
Penn State Harrisburg has begun construction of a specialized 3,500-square-foot greenhouse complex, the first phase of a planned $1.6 million biotechnology research and teaching facility. A September 16 groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the greenhouse project, expected to be completed late this year.
Ask Harrisburg entrepreneur Doug Neidich what adivce he'd give to young people starting out in careers, and he references this quote from Albert Einstein: "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle". He adds "you have to get yourself in the second group."
Penn State Harrisburg continues to benefit from York resident Russell E. Horn’s lifelong love for the University. Horn recently established the Russell E. Horn Trustee Matching Scholarship at Penn State Harrisburg.