WYOMISSING, Pa., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent retirement of Steve Matsick, Glen-Gery president since 1996, the company presented Steve with a scholarship in his name for students of architecture at The Pennsylvania State University.
"The $25,000 scholarship, named 'The Steve Matsick – Glen-Gery Scholarship for the Department of Architecture' will fund a five-year scholarship in Steve's honor for architecture students. It will help alleviate the financial burden that so many students face today and allow them to focus more of their time and energy on their studies. The scholarship is a fitting tribute that recognizes his 35-year career at Glen-Gery," said Doug Rende, President, Glen-Gery.
Over the many years of Glen-Gery's affiliation, the company has supplied Penn State's University Park campus, as well as many of the University's commonwealth campuses, with millions of brick for various building projects. "This continuing corporate commitment supports our shared belief that scholarships are necessary not only to help our students, but also so that the department can attract the best and brightest. This scholarship demonstrates Glen-Gery's investment in the architects of tomorrow," stated Mehrdad Hadighi, Department Head of Architecture, Stuckman Chair of Integrative Design, The Pennsylvania State University.
With over 125 years of industry expertise, Glen-Gery is a share-leading manufacturer of brick and stone products and distributor of in-house manufactured and sourced exterior/interior building products to the residential and commercial channels in the U.S. and Canadian markets. With 10 manufacturing plants and 10 company owned distribution locations supporting builders, remodelers, contractors, architects, designers and end-users, Glen-Gery is a key operating company within Ibstock PLC, UK.
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