Longtime teachers establishing science and math education scholarship

University Park, Pa. -- Bill and Bunny Vitori have made provisions in their estate to establish the Bill and Bunny Vitori Scholarship in Science and Math Education in Penn State's College of Education. Bill is a 1973 alumnus of the college. The scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students in the College who are majoring in secondary education with a science- or math-related option.

Both Bunny and Bill are long-time teachers at Elizabeth Forward High School near Pittsburgh. Bill taught physics and chemistry for 36 years before retiring in 2009; he still works as a substitute. He also was an assistant varsity baseball coach and sponsor of the student government association. Bunny taught French for 33 years and was the sponsor of the mock trial team for 20 years before retiring at the end of the 2009-10 academic year. Each of them served as president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association in their districts.

Bill and Bunny live part-time near State College and look forward to volunteering in a variety of capacities at Penn State in their retirements. They are members of the George W. Atherton Society.


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Last Updated November 19, 2010