Marcellus Measurement Scholarship Established
The positive experience of working with faculty and students at Pennsylvania College of Technology has inspired a Williamsport man to start an endowed scholarship fund at the college.
Ryan A. English has presented a check to Penn College to establish the Marcellus Measurement Scholarship Fund. The scholarship targets support to students in the college's electronics and computer engineering technology majors.
Any full-time or part-time students in either the bachelor-degree or associate-degree majors in electronics and computer engineering technology may apply for an award from the Marcellus Measurement Scholarship Fund if they have completed at least two semesters of study with a minimum grade-point average of 2.5. The first award from the scholarship will be made this fall.
English has spent time working with assistant professor Randall L. Moser, other faculty and students in Penn College's electronics and computer engineering technology department through his position as area manager for J-W Measurement Co., a national firm that offers engineered gas measurement equipment, supplies and services to the oil and natural gas industry.
To fund the scholarship, English personally initiated organizing a golf tournament at the Tyoga Country Club in Wellsboro for employees in the natural gas industry. He intends to host the tournament annually, and he anticipates participation to grow in the coming years.
"Penn College is a great asset to this community and the region," English said. "It is an honor to work with an institution that is dedicated to helping its students understand what it takes to be a part of the workforce after school is finished.
"Penn College has committed to create a real-world environment for the students that attend," he added. "I hope that this relationship is something we can grow significantly over time, both financially and gaining knowledge in curricula for those involved."
"We sincerely appreciate Ryan's efforts in establishing this scholarship to benefit our students," said Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations at Penn College. "The Marcellus Measurement Scholarship will help many students meet the cost of their college education over the coming years. We are grateful for Ryan's support and his enthusiasm for Penn College and our programs."
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