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Milestone Generosity: Summer/Fall 2019

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IUP’s $75-million Imagine Unlimited Campaign is inspiring the university community—both on and off campus—to come together in support of IUP’s future. The campaign is enabling IUP to step forward as a national leader by transforming the student experience through scholarships, program enhancements, and new and modernized facilities. Learn more at Imagine Unlimited.

Real-Life Experiences

While IUP celebrates the gifts made by individual alumni and friends, the university also enjoys the confidence and support of corporations and foundations.

Two recent gifts to the College of Health and Human Services are making an impact on the learning experience by enabling students to immerse themselves in real-life situations:

  • MSA Safety, Inc., recently provided the Safety Sciences Department with equipment and materials for the hygiene and construction labs, in which students learn about chemical and physical hazards and how to evaluate worker exposure. 

  • Citizens’ Ambulance Service has provided IUP’s Institute for Rural Health and Safety with simulation equipment used to train emergency medical technicians and paramedics. IUP officials also say the gift will help the institute earn accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Professions. 

Immediate and Sustaining Impact

Renewable scholarship support from organizations like the Beaumont Foundation of America provides a mainstay for bright students. The foundation renewed its commitment for 2019-20 to the C. Edward Keller Scholarship for Criminology and Criminal Justice. The scholarship is named in honor of the foundation’s president and CEO, Edward Keller ’74, a 2019 recipient of IUP’s Distinguished Alumni Award. It is a full-tuition scholarship for students in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.


The university community is grateful for the following gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more, made through the Foundation for IUP. The gifts described above are included.

  • Beaumont Foundation of America, a gift of $60,000 to support the C. Edward Keller Scholarship for Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Peggy McHenry Lepley-Hermann ’49, a gift of $48,690 to support the Eugene Lepley Memorial Physical Education Scholarship for students majoring in health and physical education or sport science

  • MSA Safety, Inc., a gift of equipment valued at $36,650 to support students in the Department of Safety Sciences

  • Mary Ann Dickey, a gift of $30,000 to support the Nursing and Allied Health Enhancement Fund

  • Citizens’ Ambulance Service, Inc., a gift of equipment valued at $25,000 to support students in the Institute for Rural Health and Safety

  • Richard Michael ’76, a gift of $25,000 to support the Archaeological Services Support Fund

  • Harold and Elizabeth Wingard, a gift of $25,000 to support the Culinary Academy Enhancement Fund