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.
To honor the memory of Mindy Sue Nese, who died in 2015, a foundation tied to her longtime employer has created a scholarship in her name at Penn State Harrisburg. The Mindy Sue Nese Memorial Scholarship benefits students from Dauphin County enrolled at the campus.
Nese's husband Richard, John Trach of the Boyd Foundation, and Nese's son Patrick all got the opportunity to meet with students who have received the Mindy Sue Nese Memorial Scholarship, and hear how it has impacted their Penn State Harrisburg studies.
John Trach, of the Alexander and Jane Stark Boyd Foundation, discussed the philanthropic mission of the Boyds to improve the quality of life in Dauphin County. One part of this mission is to provide educational opportunities to students in the county.
Nese's son Patrick, a 2007 graduate of Penn State, listened to the stories of student who had benefited from the Mindy Sue Nese Memorial Scholarship, which he called "a fitting memorial to her strong work ethic and support of her children."