Campus held grand celebration to kick off "For the Future"
Penn State Mont Alto held a grand celebration on campus Saturday to kick off For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, a multi-year development campaign. Penn State President Graham B. Spanier attended and spoke at the celebration. Nearly 300 donors and friends of the campus attended. The celebration event alone brought in $22,900. Mont Alto Chancellor Dr. David C. Gnage announced a campaign goal of $5 million with the majority of monies raised to ensure student opportunity through scholarships. Since its launch in January 2007, the campus has raised $2,068,000.
The campus' campaign chairman Jim Ingram '79, '83 led the charge sharing that 41 percent of Mont Alto students are the first in their families to go to college, and that those students come from families that make on average $13,000 less than the average family income in the University system. Mont Alto students Elizabeth Strickler and Miranda Kohlenberg shared testimonial, and the Mont Alto Jazz Band, under the direction of instructor Morgan Jenkins, performed to welcome the attendees. The seniors from the University’s Musical Theatre Department at University Park provided the night's featured entertainment.
The For the Future campaign at Mont Alto primarily focuses on student scholarships. All of the money raised by the campus will remain at Mont Alto to support its students and programs. To view a slideshow from the event, please click here.