Scholarship Established in Memory of Penn College Graduate

Published 01.14.2005


The wife, relatives, friends and colleagues of a Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate have donated more than $10,000 to establish the Brian E. Liles Memorial Scholarship to benefit students at the College.

Dauna Liles, of Parkton, Md., established the scholarship in memory of her late husband, Brian, who majored in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology and earned his bachelor's degree from the College in 1998. Liles died from a rare form of cancer in April 2003.

"It gives me great pride and pleasure to initiate this scholarship in Brian's memory. Brian was incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to attend Penn College and earn both his associate's and bachelor's degrees there," Liles said. "He especially enjoyed his classmates, professors and other associates with whom he interacted. It was a very wonderful time in his life, and I believe he would be pleased with us for establishing this award in order to assist others in his profession."

Preference for receiving the scholarship will be given to full-time students who are in their second year of the Plastics and Polymer Technology associate-degree major or are in their second or higher year in the Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology bachelor-degree major.

First preference will be given to nontraditional students and, in subsequent years, to prior recipients who are continuing their education at the College.

A $500 scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2005. Applications are being accepted. Students may pick up an application in the Financial Aid Office or apply online .

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