Working through the Penn State Corporate Engagement Center, Barnes & Noble College has awarded $165,000 in grants to support 11 initiatives across the University. The grants support a range of colleges, campuses and units to advance programs where Penn State and Banes & Noble share mutual interest.
Kaitlin and Shane Behmer donated more than $100,000 worth of luxury men's and women's dress clothes to Penn State Harrisburg's Career Closet after the coronavirus pandemic, and an urge to try something new, made them decide to close their high-end fashion store in 2020.
UGI Utilities Inc. recently made a gift of $300,000 to Penn State Harrisburg to fund two initiatives. A $250,000 donation created the UGI Educational Equity Scholarship and an additional $50,000 funded the UGI Diversity and STEM Advancement Program.
Robert L. Smith astonished the Penn State University Libraries’ Penn State Harrisburg Library with a $1 million estate gift. Although he had no known connection to Penn State except as a community borrower of library materials, his posthumous generosity will support future generations of Penn State Harrisburg students’ academic needs.
Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Steven Overly and his wife, Donna, have made a $7.3 million estate commitment to Penn State that will establish the Overly Scholars Program at Penn State Harrisburg and in the Schreyer Honors College, creating full-tuition scholarships and enhanced educational experiences for high-achieving students.