Penn State Intercom......May
Scholarships honor memory
At least six to eight
University students annually will receive financial aid from scholarships
being established in memory of two University alumni who lost their lives
in the World Trade Center attacks.
of World Trade Center victims
Gifts and pledges to
scholarships in the names of Kermit C. Anderson and David Suarez now total
Anderson, a 1965 graduate
in mathematics, was a systems analyst for Marsh and McLennan, where he
had worked for 36 years. His widow, Jill Anderson, also is a graduate of
the University. The Kermit C. Anderson Scholarship, endowed by gifts from
more than 100 family members and friends, will support outstanding students
who major or minor in mathematics.
Suarez, a member of
the class of 1999, was employed by Deloitte Consulting and was working
with client Marsh and McLennan at the time of the attack. Suarez earned
his degree from the College of Engineering.
The David Suarez Memorial
Scholarship -- A Remembrance from His Colleagues at Deloitte Consulting/Deloitte
and Touche has been created with gifts from about 750 colleagues worldwide
and matching corporate contributions. The scholarship will be awarded to
students at the University Park campus majoring in engineering, information
science and technology, or management science and information systems,
who have financial need, and whose ethnic or cultural background contributes
to the diversity of the student body.
In addition, in the
College of Engineering, the David S. Suarez Memorial Scholarship, created
with gifts from the New York-based Starr Foundation and others, will be
awarded to students majoring in industrial and manufacturing engineering.
As a student, Suarez earned an honorary Starr Foundation scholarship.