Williamsport, Pennsylvania-Davy Jane Gilmore, President of the Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania, has undertaken a university legacy campaign to support some important scholarship initiatives for students.
Gilmour offers six-digit gifts to support two new donation funds: the Tomorrow Maker Scholarship and the Gilmour Global Experience Endowment and the Gilmour Student Competition Endowment.
Gilmour recently announced plans to retire as president in June 2022.
With the new support of the Tomorrow Makers scholarship by the university president, the university will be able to offer 10 additional awards to prospective students over the next five years. Funding is encouraged by Pen College graduates to recruit the next generation of Pen College students.
Gilmour Global Experience Endowment supports students participating in the Global Experience. This includes special courses, international clinical rotations, semester exchanges, and international internships. Funds are managed through the Financial Assistance Office in collaboration with Academic Affairs.
The Gilmour Student Competition Fund is the first donation fund to help students test their abilities in hands-on skills competitions. The fund offsets travel expenses for students attending well-known events such as Baja SAE, the National Association of Home Builders Student Contest, and the Construction School Student Contest.
When announcing retirement on May 13, Gilmour announced the launch of a legacy campaign to provide financial support to three different areas: scholarships, equipment and facilities, and academics and familiarity.
“As our solid leader, it’s not surprising that President Gilmour was one of the first to make a commitment after the legacy campaign was open to the public,” said Loni N. Kline, Vice President of University Relations. .. Her support is a testament to her desire to provide our students with the first of all sorts and set the stage for future generations.
“Providing students with opportunities for success has always been a major focus for me as the president of this institution,” Gilmour said. “My hope is that these funds will receive the students. It’s going to be life-changing. The Tomorrow Maker Scholarship already supports the opportunity for more students to enroll in Penn College, and the donated funds allow students to explore new cultures and perspectives and colleague. By competing with, you can demonstrate the skills and problem-solving abilities you have developed here. “
Gilmour has worked at Penn College for 44 years and has been President for the past 23 years. She has led the institution, a special mission-related organization at Pennsylvania State University, to a period of strong growth and dynamic innovation, overseeing the development of applied technology education into a national leader.
She joined the university in 1977 as an instructor and curriculum developer for dental hygiene programs, and after that, before being appointed president, she became a vice president of academic affairs / vice president, the highest vice president of academic affairs, and so on. Played an administrative role. May 4, 1998.