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Dr. Hillkirk speaks at Kickoff.

Berks celebrates early success of fundraising campaign

Penn State Berks held a celebration April 25 to highlight the early success of the campus' efforts in "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a University-wide campaign to raise $1.6 billion by 2021.
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.