Visitors to the Robert and Sally Metzgar Admissions and Alumni Center at Penn State Behrend – the “front door” to the college, and the departure point for tours of the campus – meet their guides in a two-story lobby with high windows and a double-sided fireplace. Now, the room includes a new feature: A portrait of the Metzgars, whose support has been instrumental to the college’s success.
The portrait, which was unveiled during the summer gathering of Behrend’s Council of Fellows, has been hung above the reception desk.
“Bob and Sally Metzgar have been trusted advisers, generous supporters and steadfast advocates for the college,” Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford said. “They have played a transformative role in the growth of Penn State Behrend through the years.”
The Metzgars’ philanthropic support of Penn State dates to 1972, with an initial gift to the Levi Lamb Fund, which benefits student-athletes. The couple also has provided funding for the Energy and Fuels Research Center, the School of Theatre, WPSU-TV and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital.