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5/3/2010 —

Penn State Brandywine will honor two outstanding alumni and raise money for student scholarships at its third annual Alumni Recognition Event, “For the Future,” on May 22 at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.

The event will also celebrate the campus’ official kick-off for the University-wide capital campaign: "For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students," which aims to secure $2 billion by 2014 to provide an outstanding education to students from every economic background.

The campus’ event will celebrate the achievements of Pennsylvania State Representative Thomas Killion ’79, of Middletown Township, and Sylvia Schaffer ’89, of Glen Mills, the campus’ retired, long-time financial aid coordinator. Susan Barnett, of CBS3 TV will serve as the emcee for the evening.

Killion has served as State Representative for the 168th Legislative District in Delaware and Chester Counties since 2003. Before assuming this position, he founded InR Advisors Inc., a pension advisories firm. Killion is former chairman of the Delaware County Council, and previously served on the boards of Penn State Brandywine, Rocky Run YMCA, Elwyn School, SEPTA and the Delaware County Domestic Abuse Project.

Schaffer was a mother, homemaker and volunteer when she decided to return to college to earn a degree. She became a full-time student at the campus and graduated in four years with a degree in liberal arts. Several months after graduation, she joined the campus as the financial aid coordinator and assisted hundreds of students in finding a way to pay for their college education. Since her retirement in 2008, Schaffer has resumed her many volunteer activities and devotes hours to her church and other community organizations.

Silver Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schaeffer

Bronze Sponsors
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

Event Sponsors
Aqua Pennsylvania
Crozer Keystone Health System
Delaware Valley Healthcare Council
Mercy Healthcare Systems

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to purchase some of the items being offered in the silent auction, select items for our May 22 gala are available NOW for purchase online. Don't miss your chance at these great items! Click here to view the items.

For more information, contact Rachel Greenberg at 610-892-1249 or RBG12@psu.edu.

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