Penn State Mont Alto to host Arboretum Ceremony April 29

April 25, 2007

Penn State Mont Alto will hold an Arboretum Ceremony to recognize 33 individuals honored with Founder's Trees and Commemorative Trees during the 2006-2007 academic year. The ceremony will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Multipurpose Activities Center.

The Penn State Mont Alto Arboretum, established by the Pennsylvania Forest Academy, is a living, historic collection and outdoor classroom that exists to promote the aesthetic, educational and research value of woody plants for present and future generations.

Benefactors were encouraged to endow a tree in the arboretum to enhance the beauty of the campus and to serve as a living, learning classroom for students studying forest technology. Many individuals have chosen to honor loved ones by donating trees in their names.

Honorees will be recognized by Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor David Gnage and Forest Technology faculty Craig Houghton and Beth Brantley, as well as members of the campus' Arboretum Advisory Council.

Honorees include: Heinz J. Heinemann, Paul H. Heinemann, Robert and Brian Slagle, Philip M. Clark Sr., George H. Siehl, Forrest L. Fenstermaker, John W. Greth, William G. Grieve Sr., Harold H. Sandy Wolfinger, Class of 1947, Phillip J. Craul, Albert C. George Jr., Kearse Family, David R. Monn, Edmund Phillips, Gilmore C. Smith, Richard G. Sprenkle Jr., Donald and Carrie Yost, Thaddeus Ted Yarosh, Corrinne and Larry Caldwell, John and Eileen Graham, David and Marie Gnage, Walter Weborg Jr., Debra and Ray Creager, Henry and Elizabeth Kreider, Edwin and Rebecca Ziegler, John and Dorothy Auten, Marjory G. Blubaugh, Elizabeth Ziegler Olson, Elizabeth H. Thomas, Miriam M. Ziegler, Joanna Ziegler Page, Josephine Ziegler Auten, Cynthia L. Hawbaker, George R. Kemp, A. J. Swandic and William H. Pfieffer (receiving a Founder's Tree).

The Penn State Mont Alto Arboretum expansion project is still in an early stage of development, with a number of opportunities for benefactors with interest in this project. Donors can support the arboretum or honor loved ones with donations of Founder's Trees, Commemorative Trees or Arboretum Groves. For information about providing a tree for the arboretum, contact Deb Creager at (717) 749-6110.

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