Private Giving 
Penn State Intercom......May 9, 2002

Scholarships honor memory
of World Trade Center victims 

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.

Gifts and pledges to scholarships in the names of Kermit C. Anderson and David Suarez now total nearly $400,000.

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.