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August 20, 2014 Five students receive surprise scholarships

Five Central Penn College student volunteers were surprised with $500 scholarships at the Central Penn College Education Foundation’s 43rd annual golf open, held on August 15 at Rich Valley Golf in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The event’s five “Eagle” sponsors presented the scholarships to the students, who thought they were simply volunteering to help the education foundation at the golf open:

  • Nathan Reichert, B.S. in accounting, from Harrisburg, Pa. Reichert is the student government association treasurer and served as a delegate in the June inauguration of Dr. Karen M. Scolforo.
    • Presented with a $500 scholarship from M&T Bank / Wilmington Trust.
    • “Receiving a scholarship from the Education Foundation has helped me financially with my tuition. I greatly appreciated the scholarship, as it helped me budget my spending without having a large student loan.”
  • Beverly Davy, B.S. in homeland security management and B.S. in information technology – networking and security, from Mansfield, Pa. Davy is a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, a student worker at the Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library and an avid reader.
    • Presented with a $500 scholarship from RBC Wealth Management.
    • “The education foundation scholarship helped me further my education, which is very important to me. I want a career that people will admire.”
  • Jade Harper, B.S. in corporate communications, from Baltimore, Md. Harper is a student reporter, writing center tutor and a member of the new Central Penn Players drama club.
    • Presented with a $500 scholarship from JPL.
    • “I’ve always had dreams of completing college. There were some tough times where I got discouraged and a bit off-set from my dreams because I didn’t think that I would have enough money to finish school. The education foundation has always managed to come through to help me with scholarships and also put me back on track to pursuing my dreams. Thank to help from them I will be completing college in December!”
  • Tyree Tucker, B.S. in business administration, from Philadelphia. Tucker is a member of the men’s basketball team and was the first-ever freshman captain last season.
    • Presented with a $500 scholarship from Capital Blue Cross.
    • “This scholarship motivated me to continue striving for greatness in my school career, and it supported me financially by taking some stress off me about buying books. Also, it showed me that I can achieve anything with a strong support system behind me.”
  • Caroline Weir, B.S. in business administration – marketing, from Middletown, Pa. Weir is the secretary for the student ambassadors club and a student worker in the college’s marketing services department.
    • Presented with a $500 scholarship from The Conference Center at Central Penn College.
    • “I believe Central Penn will help me achieve my career goals because of the professional atmosphere and the professors who want to help the students with any opportunities.”

The golf open raised nearly $31,000 for student scholarships thanks to the generous donations of the sponsors and 30 teams that played. Additional sponsors included: Bill Gladstone Group NAI / CIR; Bailey Family Foundation; CB Flooring; Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP; PSECU; Republic Services; AmeriChoice; Apex Advertising; Boles, Metzger, Brosius & Emrick, PC; Century Engineering; Conrad Siegel Actuaries; Dotco Flooring; Eastern PCM; Emu Country Farm Store; Pepsico; Pyramid Construction Services; Quality Digital; Caldwell & Kearns; Central Penn College Alumni Association; Glenn Grell for House Committee; Guernsey; Paysmart Payroll Services; Buehler Wealth Management Group/Wells Fargo Advisors; and Graphcom, Inc.

The foundation— a 501(c)(3) nonprofit—has been awarding scholarships to Central Penn students since 2008. For more information about Central Penn's Education Foundation, visit www.centralpenn.edu/foundation or contact Foundation Director Matt Lane at 717-728-2263 or mattlane@centralpenn.edu.


The Central Penn College Education Foundation provides scholarships to Central Penn College students who exhibit strong attributes for career success, despite financial challenges. To learn more about the Central Penn College Education Foundation 501(c)(3) or to make a gift for student scholarships, visit www.centralpenn.edu/foundation or call Matt Lane at 717-728-2263.

Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, now offering associate, bachelor's and master’s degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, communications, healthcare, homeland security, information technology, legal studies and organizational leadership. The college, currently serving students at its Summerdale, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley and online locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn’s most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 85.7 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu