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Recognizing The 50Th Anniversary Of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus October 6, 2015
Bill Shuster, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Since the return of Penn State undergraduate education to southwestern Pennsylvania in 1965, the Fayette campus has grown to encompass about 100 acres and 10 buildings. Penn State Fayette’s impressive development is also illustrated by its increased breadth and depth of program offerings, which now includes nine baccalaureate and seven associate degree options. Just as when it first came to the area, Penn State Fayette continues to offer our area students a local option for a globally competitive education. Additionally, I am proud to highlight those who have made these remarkable advancements possible. While a debt of gratitude is owed to those who have supported Penn State Fayette’s continuing progress, like the Eberly Family, the campus’s administration and faculty have also played a fundamental role in this success. Unlike many other universities, the faculty at Penn State Fayette serves students as not only teachers but also advisors, enabling students to get a truly worthwhile educational experience. Walking around the campus today, visitors will notice an atmosphere of unity that has been cultivated by more than 25 student clubs and organizations. In addition to creating this vibrant and dynamic learning environment, the Fayette campus also maintains the Coal and Coke Heritage Center, which pays homage to the area’s rich industrial past and represents the hardworking nature of Fayette County citizens, from its students to those who have long since retired. I am privileged to congratulate Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus for 50 years of success, and to thank all who have helped this community continue to grow and prosper."
Congratulating Dr. Barbara Iglewski October 6, 2015
Tom Reed, R-NY
"Dr. Iglewski earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Alleghany College before earning her master’s and doctorate degrees in microbiology from Penn State University. She currently holds the distinguished positions of Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of International Programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition, she has previously served as Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education. Dr. Iglewski has published over 150 research papers and is recognized by the Institute of Scientific Information as a highly cited scientist."
Remembering William H. Sampsel October 5, 2015
Jon Tester, D-MT
"After his service in the Army was up, William attended Penn State University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in geology. He then was hired at Amerada Petroleum Co.—now known as Hess—in Tyler, TX."
Military Construction, The Department Of Veterans Affairs, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed September 30, 2015
Bob Casey, D-PA
"We do have a bipartisan opportunity here. Democrats and Republicans are coming together to extend the Perkins Loan Program. By way of example, when you consider those students in Pennsylvania, here is what it breaks down to when you go institution by institution. This will not be a full recitation of all the institutions in Pennsylvania, but here are a few. In Pennsylvania, this is what this program could mean for individual students and schools: At Temple University, 6,200-some students; at Penn State, 3,100; at the University of Pittsburgh, 2,800; and at West Chester University, 1,000. So those are the kind of numbers just to give a few examples of the impact."
Recognizing Dr. Lanny Ross For Receiving The 2015 Altoona Kiwanis Club Citizen Of The Year Award September 25, 2015
Bill Shuster, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Dr. Lanny Ross, a lifelong educator and public servant, for receiving the 2015 Altoona Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year Award. As a career educator and administrator, Dr. Ross has played a central role in developing countless lives and careers. Illustrating his dedication to education, Dr. Ross has worked in several school districts in multiple states as a Math Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Assistant High School Principal, High School Principal, Director of Secondary Education, Superintendent of Vocational Education, and Executive Director of Vocational Education. Additionally, he has taught at the university level for Penn State University, Lock Haven University, and St. Francis University. Driven by a desire to give back, Dr. Ross has also been an active member of many community organizations, including: the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation, Blair County Airport Authority, Southern Alleghanies Workforce Investment Board, and several Professional Education Associations. Despite a demanding career and extensive community responsibilities, Dr. Ross has also remained a dedicated family man to his wife of 50 years, his three children, and his six grandchildren. On behalf of the Ninth District of Pennsylvania, I want to thank Dr. Ross for his service, and moreover highlight the sense of purpose with which he has served the community. He has exemplified the selfless drive that is a hallmark of our educators, and this award is a well-deserved acknowledgment of that spirit of giving. It is my honor to recognize Dr. Lanny Ross and congratulate him for receiving the 2015 Altoona Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year Award."

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