A 1969 graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Uber will be formally honored during his daylong visit to the college on Oct. 29.
The Alumni Fellow Award is the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association. The Board of Trustees has designated the title as permanent and lifelong.
While pursuing his degree at Penn State Harrisburg, Uber worked for the Ingersoll-Rand Equipment Corp. in Harrisburg as a trainee and co-op student. Following graduation, his career with the firm moved rapidly upward.
In addition to becoming the second youngest vice president in the corporation's history, he crafted the firm's first joint venture with Russia, led several acquisitions and traveled extensively throughout the world, including 25 trips to Japan.
He is president of Ingersoll-Rand's Construction and Mining Group at the firm's world headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
Uber's professional career is paralleled by his community commitment. He served on boards of directors for the Keystone Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, Wilkes University and the Cumberland County Historical Society and co-chaired the Somerset County, N.J., United Way Campaign.
His current Penn State activities include his commitment to the Dean's Advisory for Manufacturing Quality Group and his leadership as a Corporate Champion for the Penn State Recruiting Team.
Uber will share his experiences with faculty, staff, students and the community, and give a keynote lecture in the Olmsted Auditorium.
The event is free to the public. For information, call (717) 948-6272.
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