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The Cohens and Hammels stand with Chancellor Hillkirk

$3 Million Gift to Launch Cohen-Hammel Fellows Program

With a transformational joint gift to Penn State Berks, two Penn State alumni couples have launched a comprehensive new scholarship program and raised the bar for private giving to the campus.
The Cohens and Hammels stand with Chancellor Hillkirk

Cohen-Hammel Fellows Program

From left to right: Irv and Lois Cohen, Penn State Berks Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk, Dena and Victor Hammel. The Cohens and Hammels have made a combined gift of $3 million to Penn State Berks, which will help create the Cohen-Hammel Fellowship Program.

From left to right: Irv and Lois Cohen, Chancellor Hillkirk, Dena Hammel and Victor Hammel. The Cohens and Hammels have made a combined gift of $3 million to Penn State Berks, which will help create the Cohen-Hammel Fellowship Program.

$3 Million Gift to Launch Cohen-Hammel Fellows Program at Penn State Berks

With a transformational joint gift to Penn State Berks, two Penn State alumni couples have launched a comprehensive new scholarship program.
Rolf Schmidt

Schmidt creates scholarship at Penn State Berks for RAC

Rolf D. Schmidt, a German immigrant and Berks County entrepreneur, recently committed $250,000 to establish the Schmidt Family Scholarship Fund, a new endowed scholarship for students with demonstrated financial need who enroll in one of Penn State Berks' baccalaureate degree programs upon graduation from Reading Area Community College.
Apr
25
Wed

Campaign Kick-Off

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:15 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the kick-off of the University-wide fundraising campaign. Find out how this multi-year journey will impact the Penn State Berks students, faculty and staff experience.