Students Awarded the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship

Posted on 10/7/21 8:01 AM

Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship:

  • Morgan Elizabeth Hepler (Phys/Pre-Eng)
  • David W. Lane (Phys)
  • Brooke Olivia Beckwith (Phys/Pre-Eng)
  • Treylor Edward Shirley (Appl Phys)
  • Donald William Berry (Phys)
  • Jaelynn Nora Deyarmin (Phys Edu)
The Daniel G. Reiber Memorial Scholarship shall provide scholarship awards for students enrolled in Physics or Pre-Engineering in the Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering. The scholarships are based on GPA and recognition of service within the department.
About Daniel G. Reiber: A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earned his bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall in 1931 and his MS in Physics at the Pennsylvania State University in 1949 after being discharged from the U.S. Navy following World War II. Dan started his teaching career in the public schools of his home city of Lancaster. In 1951, he became a member of the Indiana State Teachers College faculty and taught there until his retirement in 1975. Dan was recognized for the quality of his teaching of courses in general physics, mechanics, electronics, modern physics, and physical science. During his years on the faculty, he served one term as president and one term as secretary of the Indiana Faculty Association. In 1975, Dan was named a Distinguished Professor by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That award, given periodically, is based on testimonials from current and former students. He appeared on the local Johnstown television station in his own science television show where he gave live demonstrations and explanations of the phenomena of physics that he loved. Dan and his wife, Marjorie, made their home in retirement at 203 South Third Street in Indiana. he was an avid golfer and spent much of his time helping senior citizens with medical insurance problems. They traveled to Europe several times after his retirement. Dan succumbed to leukemia in 1990. His wife, Marjorie, died in 1998 at the age of 90.