Sixteenth Road Scholars tour to visit northern Pa., Penn State sites

March 01, 2011

University Park, Pa. – The annual Road Scholars spring tour, hosted by President Graham Spanier, will embark for its trip across northern central and western Pennsylvania on May 9. Faculty who have been invited to participate are reminded to register for the trip no later than March 31.

The tour offers several dynamic opportunities to learn about Penn State and Pennsylvania as they travel to several University campuses and tour businesses and popular historic sites. In addition, the tour provides an excellent opportunity for faculty to establish relationships with colleagues across the University, while the itinerary connects them with Penn Staters and residents of the Commonwealth.

This year's participants will depart by charter bus from University Park to three University campuses and several other destinations, including:

-- Marcellus Shale site, Tioga County
-- Allegheny National Forest
-- Maritime Museum, Erie
-- Ridge Environmental Center, Erie
-- Presque Isle, Erie
-- Port Erie Plastics
-- Presque Isle Winery
-- Drake Well, Titusville
-- GKN Sinter Metals, DuBois

Once the tour has embarked, the University will provide all lodging, transportation and meals. For participants not based at University Park, the participant’s college or department will be asked to cover any additional costs incurred, such as transportation to and from University Park, and lodging at University Park, if needed.

For more information, contact Nancy Eckard at or Cindy Seams at or visit online.

Last Updated March 03, 2011