Representatives of the A. J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, John W. Kowach, fourth from left, vice chairman and executive director, and Mary Rae Kowach, third from left, had an opportunity to meet with the A. J. Palumbo, P.C.M. (Poor Coal Miner) Scholars at Saint Vincent College on Nov. 7 for a luncheon hosted by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president; and Fr. Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B., executive vice president.
The scholars, from left, are Zachary Fox of Kersey, a graduate of St. Marys High School who is a senior engineering science major; Jess Jaynes of St. Marys, a graduate of Elk County Catholic who is a senior computing and information sciences major; Kendra Smithbauer of St. Marys, a graduate of Elk County Catholic who is a freshman marketing major; Emily Prencipe of Ridgway, a graduate of Ridgway High School who is a sophomore biology major, and Nathan Porter of Ridgway, a graduate of Ridgway High School who is a junior physics education major.
The students were each awarded $25,000 scholarships as part of the A. J. Palumbo, P.C.M. (Poor Coal Miner) Scholars Program designed to pay tribute to Palumbo’s extraordinary life and career by honoring students with exemplary academic and leadership potential. These Palumbo Scholars will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of A. J. Palumbo and provide ethical leadership for the next generation of scientific discovery and economic development in western Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
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