A Penn State team led by Hessam Taherian, assistant teaching professor in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology was one of 14 collegiate institution teams from across the globe awarded $50,000 in prize funding to build and exhibit a groundbreaking, zero-energy building next spring. The team will compete for contest and grand prizes in April 2023.
On March 24, Penn State honored recently retired Senior Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor Madlyn Hanes at a naming ceremony for the Madlyn L. Hanes Library at Penn State Harrisburg.
With a $50,000 gift, Terry Davis and his wife, Marsha, have created the Terry L. Davis Criminal Justice Scholarship, the first endowed undergraduate scholarship for students studying criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg.
Nelson Rimensnyder, retired director of research for the U.S. House Committee on the District of Columbia and current director of the New Columbia Archives, and his wife, Lisa Nickerson, have made a commitment of $312,500 to establish the Rimensnyder Graduate Scholarship for Excellence in Public Administration at Penn State Harrisburg. The couple, who reside in Washington, D.C., share a legacy of public sector experience, both as federal employees and as civic activists.
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.