Penn State Harrisburg

Russell Horn creates scholarship

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.

To date, more than 30 students at Penn State Harrisburg, York, and University Park have benefited from scholarships created by Horn. His commitment to Penn State Harrisburg also includes donations for the expansion of the Science and Technology Building in 1997 and to the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology program fund in honor of Dr. Charles A. Cole in 2006. University-wide, the Four Diamonds Fund and the Children’s Miracle Network have been enhanced by his generosity.

The 95-year-old founder of Buchart-Horn, Inc.; Print-O-Stat, Inc.; and PACE Resources, Inc., — who still goes to work daily and visits every office each morning to personally greet employees — Horn’s commitment to Penn State stretches some 75 years to his undergraduate days as a student at University Park, where he earned a civil engineering degree in 1933.

After Depression-era employment with the Pennsylvania Highway Department and as a salesman, Horn served the U.S. Army during World War II. Later, he joined, architect Clair Buchart to form an engineering consulting business in York. He also helped organize Print-O-Stat, an engineering supply and blueprinting firm. The original engineering firm eventually was split and Horn became president and chief engineer of Buchart Horn. He and his business partners also organized a holding company, PACE Resources, to provide various administrative services for Buchart Horn and Print-O-Stat. Under his leadership, PACE has grown into an international organization.

Horn is the former president of the Penn State Club of York County and was named a University Alumni Fellow and Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the College of Engineering in 1987.