Penn State alumnus Mark Gruskin has expanded his estate gift for Penn State to a total of $3.5 million — a $1,077,000 increase from his previous commitment — with the majority of the new support going to Penn State Lehigh Valley, where he serves as an associate professor of finance and accounting.
As the Penn State Greater Allegheny community and friends gathered at the 16th annual All That’s Jazz Masqueade Gala to support the campus’ student emergency fund, two students paid tribute to alumni whose work has transformed their educational experience.
Regis W. Becker, Wade T. Lipscomb II, James E. Minarik, and Nancy and John Traina were honored at Greater Allegheny’s Scholarship and Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, on March 23, at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh.
Regis Becker, alumnus and chief ethics and compliance officer at Penn State, has established an Open Doors Scholarship with wife Barbara. The $30,000 scholarship will be matched 2:1, turning the $30,000 scholarship into a $90,000 scholarship.