Outstanding students honored

Every fall Penn State Wilkes-Barre honors numerous undergraduate students for their extraordinary academic achievement and service to the community. This year, the development office will recognize over 100 recipients and donors at a scholarship dinner on Thursday, Oct. 16, at The Appletree Terrace in Dallas.

In 2008, the Wilkes-Barre campus awarded over $220,000 in scholarship funds to students. The annual event gives students the opportunity to meet and thank the individuals responsible for contributing to the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. Special recognition will be given to John C. Sobek of First General Services and his wife Barbara, for creating a $50,000 endowed scholarship, which will be pledged over a five-year period to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. First General Services of northeastern Pennsylvania is known globally as one of the largest group of fire and water damage specialists.

Last year, students received awards and scholarships totaling more than $200,000 from Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The scholarship dinner recognizes students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and service to their community.

For information on how to make your pledge to the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence, please contact the Office of Development at 675-9228 or e-mail Karen Brace-Hodle at [email protected].