Alumnus, Employee Establish Scholarship at Penn College

Published 01.09.2015

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John and Lenore Penfield have established a scholarship that will benefit Pennsylvania College of Technology students enrolled in dental hygiene and landscape/horticulture majors.

John Penfield is a 1975 graduate of Penn College predecessor Williamsport Area Community College, having earned a degree in nursery management.

Lenore Penfield is a longtime employee of the college, serving as a faculty member in dental hygiene, executive director of the Penn College Foundation, director of special events and The Gallery at Penn College, and director of facilities utilization/college events (her current position).

Lenore Penfield, a longtime Penn College employee, and her husband, John, an alumnus of the college, have established a scholarship benefiting students enrolled in the dental hygiene and landscape/horticulture majors.The couple created the John and Lenore Penfield Scholarship with a five-year pledge; the first award will be made for the 2014-15 academic year.

In the first, third and fifth years of the pledge, the scholarship will benefit full-time dental hygiene students who have successfully completed two or more semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or better. In the second and fourth years of the pledge, the scholarship will benefit full-time landscape/horticulture technology students who have successfully completed two or more semesters with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

“I am extremely grateful to the Penfields for participating in the Penn College Scholarship Campaign in this way,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “As an alumnus and employee, respectively, John and Lenore have a rich history with the institution. Establishing this scholarship is a generous and tangible way to help future students.”

“John and I are happy to be able to give back to the institution that has been a big part of both of our lives,” Lenore Penfield said. “We hope this scholarship will provide some financial relief to students at a time when they need to be focusing on their studies, not worrying about how they’re going to pay for college.”

Students interested in applying for this and the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation may complete the online application.

For more information about making a gift to an existing scholarship or establishing a new scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit the Institutional Advancement Office, email or call toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

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