Endowment Scholarship Established for Power Generation Students | News, Sports, Jobs


WILLIAMSPORT – The David and LuAnn Shifter Scholarship for Power Generation was established at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, increasing a scholarship commitment originally made in 2018.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in the Electric Power Generation Technology: Diesel Emphasis Program at Penn College and be a new freshman with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewable for students who achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

David Shifter’s training in power generation began in 1975 after graduating from high school, when he entered the US Air Force, working at one of the power plants. supporting missile launches from Vandenberg Air Base (now known as Vandenberg Space Force Base). in California.

After his service he worked for 20 years as a mechanic before joining Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. in 1999 in the power generation division. During his career with Cleveland Brothers, he has held various positions, including the past 14 years as a technical communicator. He has worked closely with many graduates of Penn College’s Power Generation program and has been extremely impressed with their knowledge of the field. He retired in 2019.

LuAnn Shifter entered the workforce in 1977 as a secretary immediately after graduating from high school. She retired after 18 years with Penn State.

“We are pleased to support students and future graduates who choose Penn College’s Power Generation program as their course of study.” said the Shifters.

“Our students in electricity production are strongly recruited to fill the skills gap observed in the industry as a whole”, said Kyle A. Smith, executive director of college relations and the Penn College Foundation. “We thank The Shifters for their increased engagement, carefully aligning their professional experiences and philanthropic vision to help more students achieve their educational and professional dreams. “

To learn more about giving opportunities at Penn College, visit www.pct.edu/give or call 570-320-8020.

Penn College is a national leader in the teaching of applied technologies. To learn more, visit www.pct.edu, email [email protected], or call the toll-free number 800-367-9222.

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