Penn State Hazleton students Aaron Kacyon, Devon Dercole, Brittney Saccketti and Bernardo Becerra each recently received a CAN DO Community Foundation Scholarship in recognition of the foundation’s annual support of local college students.
Kacyon is a senior majoring in information sciences and technology. He is the son of Sherry and Brian Kacyon, Fern Glen.Dercole is a first-year student studying developmental psychology and pre-medicine. She is a graduate of Hazleton Area High School and the daughter of Andrea Dercole and Mario Dercole, Hazleton. She works as a caregiver at a local childcare center. Saccketti will receive her degree in business with a concentration in marketing and management in May. She is a graduate of Hazleton Area High School and is the daughter of Patricia and Albert Saccketti, Freeland. Becerra is a sophomore accounting major, He is the son of Sandy Peirce and a graduate of Solanco High School in Lancaster County.
The CAN DO Community Foundation Scholarship honors and recognizes outstanding academic achievement by an undergraduate student enrolled at the Hazleton campus of Penn State University. It is awarded annually at the Highacres Society Dinner. The scholarship is specifically designated for a student from Greater Hazleton. Full- and part-time students who have attained high academic achievement at the end of their second semester are considered for the award. Continuing education students receive special consideration.
The CAN DO Community Foundation Award is given for one academic year and a recipient is able to be considered for the scholarship again through continued academic achievement. The Penn State Hazleton Scholarship Committee selects the recipients of the scholarship.
The CAN DO Community Foundation was established in 1992 to serve as the philanthropic arm of CAN DO and support worthwhile community projects that make a difference in improving the Greater Hazleton community.
The foundation continues to grow its assets and the endowment has grown from numerous sources including the donation of real estate, individual and corporate gifts, trust beneficiary, memorial donations, foundations and investment income.
Scholarship programs have become an objective of the foundation, augmenting projects that focus on improving the quality of life in the Greater Hazleton community through conservation, preservation and reclamation, breathing new life into the community.
For more information on the foundation or the annual fund drive, contact Nancy Stasko at 570-455-1508.
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