SUMMERDALE, PA (12/13/2012)(readMedia)-- Cheryl Gressley, of Northampton, Pa. and enrollment assistant at Central Penn College Lehigh Valley, received the 'Weekend Warrior' award at the college's recent Years of Service and Recognition event. In recognition of Gressley's volunteerism and community service, she was rewarded with a day off of work and a $500 donation for the charity of her choice.
She presented her $500 award to Marvin Smith, chairman of the board, and Kraig Hess, president of the Sons of a Carpenter, a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides community service through the construction or restoration of structures to instill hope to those who have encountered loss due to uncontrollable circumstances. Gressley serves as the publicity chair for the group.
The $500 donation from Central Penn will start the organization's fund for a woman who suffered a brain aneurysm and needs major remodeling done in a home. The organization is hoping to be done by mid-January 2013.
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Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security, legal studies and organizational leadership. The College, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn's most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 82.9 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu