Scholarship honors memory of longtime faculty member

Bruce A. Emig, a Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member who died in May 2013 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, has been memorialized by a scholarship at the college.

Emig’s wife, Cindy, endowed the scholarship in his memory.

Emig was an assistant professor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology who had been employed at Penn College since 1989. He had a deep passion for the college and for providing a solid technical/professional foundation for his HVAC students who entered the workforce.

Primary preference for the scholarship will be given to students who:
-- Are enrolled as nontraditional students (defined as entering Penn College four or more years after high school graduation)
-- Are enrolled in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (refrigeration systems and mechanical systems) majors
-- Reside in Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga or Union counties
-- Have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours of classwork at Penn College
-- Have demonstrated academic performance and financial need

Secondary preference will be given to students who meet the award criteria above and are enrolled in one of the following majors: building automation technology or heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology.

Emig took time in each of his courses to teach the fundamentals of personal finance (budgeting, opening a checking account, establishing good credit, etc.). Each recipient of the scholarship will receive a book on these topics, as well.

“Bruce’s life went beyond being passionate about the HVAC industry and Penn College,” said Marc E. Bridgens, dean of the School of Construction & Design Technologies. “Bruce saw potential in each and every student. His caring nature and compassionate approach made Bruce a special individual. This scholarship is yet another way that Bruce will continue to touch the lives of students in preparations for a successful career. He will be missed, but never forgotten.”

“Bruce was very proud to be a part of Penn College,” Cindy Emig said. “This scholarship will honor his commitment to the school and the students.”

For more information about making a gift or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit www.pct.edu/InvestNow, email giving@pct.edu or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more about Penn College, which is celebrating its centennial throughout 2014, visit www.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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Last Updated January 31, 2014