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Penn State has lost an alumnus whose leadership and philanthropy have helped the University to become a pioneer in the life sciences. J. Lloyd Huck, the retired chairman of the board of pharmaceutical firm Merck & Company and a former chairman of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, died in State College, Pa., this week at the age of 90. With his wife and fellow Class of 1943 member Dorothy Foehr Huck, he established endowments in fields ranging from molecular biology to nutrition, leading to the creation of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
Penn State alumnus Jeffrey N. Kleintop and his father, Jeffrey T. Kleintop, have established the Kleintop Family Trustee Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business with a gift of $50,000. By utilizing the University’s Trustee Matching Scholarship Program, this new fund will provide support equivalent to a $100,000 endowment for undergraduates with financial need.
Penn State alumni Anthony J. and Marta M. Buzzelli have committed $300,000 to enhance leadership development in the Smeal College of Business through the Anthony Buzzelli Endowment for Leadership.
Penn State alumni Farnoosh Torabi ’02 and Tim Dussinger ‘01 have committed $50,000 to establish the Torabi Dussinger Honors Scholarship in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. The goal of the gift is to enhance honors education at the University.
A member of the Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors has announced a $5 million addition to an existing campaign commitment and has challenged other volunteer leaders, alumni, and friends to consider new gifts as well.
In December, the Smeal College of Business announced the launch of its Alumni Career Services Office, assisting graduates who are in the midst of career transitions or have not yet been placed. This semester, Smeal is launching another new service for alumni—SmealConnect.
Bill Lane ’75 Bus, ’79 Cap spends his days lobbying Congress to promote free trade and global development for U.S. companies. A 37-year employee of Caterpillar Corporation, he has spent the last 15 years as director of the company’s Washington office. His international trade expertise makes him a sought-after speaker and board member for industry and humanitarian organizations.
Two Smeal College of Business graduates are among the eleven Penn State alumni selected to receive the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Achievement Award, an honor for Penn State alumni who have achieved an extraordinary level of professional accomplishment by the age of 35.
Smeal's two honorees are Christopher M. Thomas, global recruiting director for the Experienced Commercial Leadership Program at General Electric Co., and Daniel W. Veltri, co-founder and chief operating officer of Weebly.
Smeal alumna Laurie Forster turned an embarrassing moment at a client dinner into a career teaching people about wine.
With the current economic climate having an effect on everyone on the career ladder, experienced workers are seeking job advice now more than ever. In order to assist in this area, the Smeal College of Business is now offering career services for alumni with the goal of assisting Smeal grads in times of job transition and to offer networking and professional connections to both students and alumni.
During that gift-giving time of year, many alumni and friends of the Smeal College of Business choose to express their support for Penn State by making tax-deductible contributions that support students.
William C. Lane, 2011 Alumni Fellow
On October 6, William C. Lane (Bill), '75 Accounting was the recipient of the 2011 Alumni Fellow Award. The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Since 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award has been given to select alumni who, as leaders in their professional fields, are nominated by an academic college and accept an invitation from the President of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. Listen to Bill's moving acceptance speech.
Leading the Way
After 20 years of involvement with the Smeal Alumni Society Board, Jennifer Eggers '94 assumes the board's presidency. Read More
Real Estate Growth
The real estate option in the Risk Management major isn't the only new development at Smeal when it comes to real estate. The recently launched Real Estate Society allows alumni in the field to stay connected to the college and each other, all while supporting real estate education at Smeal. Read More