This year's Chancellor's Circle Dinner was held on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Guests arrived at the Thun Library for a social hour prior to the dinner. They had the opportunity to have one on one conversations with each other and Chancellor Susan Phillips Speece. Afterwards, Circle members moved to the Freyberger Gallery where they were greeted by Dr. Speece and had the opportunity to hear first hand, how their contribution to the Berks Campus helps from student speaker Kimberly Beall. Dennis Mays gave his perspective as a donor while everyone enjoyed dinner that was prepared by the Berks Housing and Food Services staff.
Chancellor's Circle members are leaders in providing funds that broaden the Penn State Berks campus student experience and ensure that the campus can continue to offer the finest possible college education in the twenty-first century.
Established in 2004, the Chancellor's Circle recognizes individuals who are committed to an exceptional level of generosity to the Berks campus. It aims to encourage excellence in higher education through the annual financial support of scholarships, internships, and other academic program enhancements.
The campus acknowledges Chancellor's Circle members as instrumental in providing the resources necessary to make the difference between programs of average quality and those that are truly outstanding. Such support gives the campus a competitive edge in recruitment, technology, and research.
Members of the Chancellor's Circle demonstrate their pride in the campus' achievements and express their belief that higher education plays a critical role in society.
All alumni and friends of the Berks campus who make an annual gift to Penn State Berks totaling $1,000 or more become members of the Chancellor's Circle. Giving each year at the level of $1,000 or more is required for continuing membership in the Chancellor's Circle.
For more information on this or other giving opportunities, please contact the Development Office at 610-396-6056.