LHU inauguration puts spotlight on students
President Fiorentino creates new President’s Scholarship Fund
April 6, 2012
Lock Haven University is proud to announce the creation of a new President’s Scholarship Fund.
As the university prepares for the April 27 inauguration of Michael Fiorentino Jr. as its 14th president, events are being planned that will celebrate the talents, achievements, scholarship and contributions of LHU students. In keeping with the university’s focus on students throughout Inauguration Week, President Fiorentino has established the new Fund to provide need- and merit-based scholarships.
In a letter to the university community, Inauguration Co-Chairs Linda D. Koch and Cindy L. Allen explained, “As current times challenge our students and their families with higher costs to obtain a degree, the President has established the Fund with the hope that it will support students seeking to continue their education.” The goal is to raise $50,000 for scholarships.
Members of the Lock Haven University faculty and staff have been invited to participate in this important initiative by attending the Inauguration Gala that is scheduled for the evening of April 27. A portion of the cost of attendance will go toward the President’s Scholarship Fund. Members of the community are also invited to attend the gala. More information on the gala is available on the inauguration website www.lhup.edu/inauguration/
Members of the community can also make donations directly to the President’s Scholarship Fund. Keith O. Barrows, executive director of the Lock Haven University Foundation, has observed, “We have a unique opportunity to celebrate the arrival of a new president and also celebrate our collective support for student scholarships, one of President Fiorentino’s priorities for the future.”
Barrows emphasized the importance of every donation. “Every gift,” he said, “regardless of its size, has an impact.”
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Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.