“By supporting faculty, you have the opportunity to shape the future of a department. You can focus attention on the subjects that students need to know to succeed in today’s world. Our most rewarding experience has been seeing the department use the funds to grow into a more global, more vibrant place of instruction. If you receive a great education and become successful, it’s important to give back.”

Peter R. ’68 Eng and Angela D. Dal Pezzo (shown left) endowed the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head Chair in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Students will study with the finest educators and researchers

Students choose Penn State for the opportunity to work with faculty members who can stimulate their own potential to succeed. These leaders are among the world’s top researchers and scholars, but they are also educators who devote themselves to building an academic community in which every student can flourish. Our reputation as an institution depends upon our faculty’s achievements and their commitment to both creating and sharing the knowledge that shapes our world. Endowed faculty positions and graduate student support allow Penn State to: recruit and retain the very best teachers and scholars; integrate discovery and education; and ensure an extraordinary educational experience at all of our campuses.

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