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DEF embarks annual appeal

2/20/2006 —

DEF embarks annual appeal

The DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) has initiated the 2006 annual appeal with a goal of $50,000. The DEF campaign will support Adult Learner Scholarships, varsity athletics, Educational Excellence Grants, and the Educator of the Year Award at Penn State DuBois. The campus serves the Clearfield, Jefferson, Elk, Cameron, Potter, McKean, Forest and Clarion counties market, as well as northern Indiana County.

 

“Since 1935, community support has led to the establishment and improvement of educational opportunities right here at Penn State DuBois,” said DEF president John Garner. “Financial assistance will help to ensure that your family, friends and neighbors will have that access for many years to come.”

 

More than one-third of the students enrolled at Penn State DuBois are 24 years of age or older and most must also balance the demands of home, families, and jobs as they seek their education, Garner said. The Adult Learner Scholarship helps ease the financial strain for promising adult learners who demonstrate superior academic achievement. The recognition also provides students the encouragement to continue on their path to make life better for themselves and their families.

 

Educational Excellence Grants are awarded to campus faculty and staff needing financial support to further research, advanced teaching techniques, academic presentations and conference attendance. The impact has direct benefits for students, Garner said, in research experience, while others gain from the knowledge and experience of the faculty and staff who participate in DEF-supported efforts.

 

The DEF has also encouraged teaching excellence at Penn State DuBois through the Educator of the Year Award.  Each year, the selection committee receives nominations from the campus community and selects the full-time faculty member who best exhibits a total commitment to teaching excellence, both in and out of the classroom.

 

For more information on the annual appeal, call Penn State DuBois at 375-4789.

 

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