Local Central Penn College student receives $1000 scholarship

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Central Penn student James Gill (left) accepts a $1000 scholarship from Karen Gladstone, on behalf of the Bill Gladstone Group of NAI-CIR at the college's annual golf open.

SUMMERDALE, PA (08/20/2013)(readMedia)-- James Gill, a business administration (management) major from Vineland, N.J., was one of two Central Penn College students to receive a $1000 scholarship at the Central Penn College Education Foundation's 42nd annual golf open on Friday, August 16. Gill and Kendra Elliott, from Lebanon, Pa. received their scholarships, which were sponsored by the Bill Gladstone Group of NAI-CIR, during the event at Rich Valley Golf in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Gill states in his essay that his preparation for the workforce "can be accredited to the hands-on learning techniques ... exhibited in the multiple management courses [at Central Penn]."

The foundation-a 501(c)(3) nonprofit-has awarded approximately 800 scholarships to Central Penn students since 2008. For more information about Central Penn's Education Foundation, visit www.centralpenn.edu/foundation or contact Foundation Director Matt Lane at 717-728-2263 or matthewlane@centralpenn.edu.

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The Central Penn College Education Foundation exists to respond to the financial challenges of worthy students who wish to attend Central Penn College. The Education Foundation believes that investing in the lives of young people is an investment in life itself.

Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, now offering career-focused associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of fields. Degree programs are available in: 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, 87.8 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