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Widener-PMC Alumni Association Awards

April 25, 2012

Winners of the Widener-PMC Alumni Association Awards were on campus recently to accept their honors on Alumni Weekend. Pictured from left to right, the winners and their award category are as follows:

Donald E. Devilbiss of West Chester, Pa., acting dean of University College at Widener, received the R. Kelso Carter Award, presented annually to a non-Widener graduate who has brought honor to the university through their acts or accomplishments.

Barry L. Purvis of Chambersburg, Pa., the award-winning principal at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, received the John L. Geoghegan Alumni Citizenship Award, which is given annually in memory of Geoghegan, a member of the class of 1963, to an alumnus or alumna who has brought honor to the university through leadership and community service.

Sheldon “Shelly” A. Schwartz of Greencastle, Pa., a graduate of the class of 1960, received the Alumni Service Award, presented for volunteer service to the university. He was instrumental in planning the 50th reunion of his graduating class of Pennsylvania Military College.

Anna Miller, a senior chemistry major from East Prospect, Pa., received the John L. Geoghegan Student Citizenship Award which is given annually in memory Geoghegan, a member of the class of 1963, to a student who has brought honor to the university through academic achievement, leadership and community service.

Michael S. Scales of Cape May County, N.J. is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award. As associate professor of business studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Scales has been a strong proponent of civic engagement. He created several group service learning projects for students including Hospitality Helping Homeless, for which his class received the Atlantic City Hometown Hero Award; A Taste for New Orleans, a dinner and auction that raised money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund; and Feast for Families, an annual fundraiser for The Alcove Center for Grieving Children in Northfield, N.J.

For more information, read the press release.

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