Penn State Intercom......February 14, 2002

Campus United Way
campaign exceeds goal

By Bill Campbell
Special to Intercom

The 2001 University Park United Way Campaign raised a total of $630,375, an increase of 11 percent over last year's drive and well above its goal of $564,450.

"To say we are pleased with the results is an understatement," said David N. Wormley, dean of the College of Engineering and campaign chair. "I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who played a role in this year's campaign. Through this highly successful effort, the University community has vividly demonstrated its concern for those in need in our local community."

Dean Wormley said the campaign was directed by a steering committee made up of 51 individuals representing all academic and administrative units of the University -- 27 United Way teams in all. The unit teams, involving hundreds of faculty, staff and students, met often throughout the year as they planned and implemented unit campaigns.

At the campaign finale celebration, the following units that excelled in their campaigns were honored:

* Highest participation rate for units with one to 100 employees: Schreyer Honors College, 85.7 percent. Team leaders: Donna L. Meyer, Rosanna Mersinger and Anna Marie Nachman.

* Highest increase in dollars raised for units with one to 100 employees: College of Communications, an increase of $3,707. Team leaders: Billie Young and Richard Taylor.

* Highest participation rate for units with 101 to 200 employees: Enrollment Management and Administration, 63.3 percent. Team leaders: Brett Hoffman and Heather Kuhn.

* Highest increase in dollars raised for units with 101 to 200 employees: Enrollment Management and Administration, an increase of $1,817. Team leaders: Brett Hoffman and Heather Kuhn.

* Highest participation rate for units with 201 to 400 employees: Development and Alumni Relations, 62.6 percent. Team leaders: Judy Morgan and Marjory Sente.

* Highest increase in dollars raised for units with 201 to 400 employees: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, an increase of $5,230. Team leader: Linda Spangler.

* Highest participation rate for units with 401 or more employees: College of Health and Human Development, 44.1 percent. Team leaders: Elana Pyle and Robert Lee.

* Highest increase in dollars raised for units with 401 or more employees: Office of Physical Plant, an increase of $8,793. Team leader: Lloyd Rhoades.

* Highest special event amount raised: Computer and Information System, United Way Golf Tournament, $8,500. Team leader: Paul Peworchik. Tournament co-chairs: John Dixon and Peworchik.

Receiving special recognition for their work on the campaign were Barbara Meeker, director of campus and community affairs; Linda Mullen, administrative assistant in the College of Engineering, and Roni Francke, staff assistant in University Relations.


Bill Campbell can be reached at wjc1@psu.edu.

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