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Johah Hartman named Built Environment Scholar at Penn College

JERSEY SHORE — Jonah M. Hartman, of Jersey Shore, is one of 10 students embarking on their first semester at the Pennsylvania College of Technology chosen as Built Environment Scholars in a program that rewards academic talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related career fields.

Hartman is a student in the Heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology program.

Each of the scholars was awarded a scholarship ranging from $4,250 to $7,000, funded through a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to increase retention, graduation and workforce preparedness for students in many of Penn College’s STEM-focused construction and engineering majors.

“This year’s cohort is the most diverse and inclusive group we’ve had the privilege of accepting into the BE Scholars program,” said Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architectural technology and principal investigator for the NSF grant.

“The selected scholars exemplify the essence and spirit of academic scholarship and excellence. The opportunity to engage students early on in career-oriented activities is paramount to their long-term success and development as productive professionals,” Jabbour added. “We look forward to welcoming these students to the BE Scholars program.”

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