Celebrating Scholarship Luncheon 2014
Each year, Susquehanna University donors and students gather together to celebrate the many ways in which donor support touches the lives of students. This special event provided students with the opportunity to meet and thank the extraordinary people who make a difference at Susquehanna each and every day through their generosity.
The 2014 celebration began at Arthur Plaza with the induction of three new members into the Susquehanna Society, a designation recognizing Susquehanna donors whose lifetime giving exceeds $1 million.
The Alan M. Bennett Family
A 1972 Susquehanna graduate and member of the university Board of Trustees, Alan has been an important contributor to the athletics program, with a focus on men’s basketball. He visits regularly with students in Susquehanna’s Enactus group (formerly Students in Free Enterprise), and has delivered several well-regarded presentations to classes and seminars in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.
Peter ’57 and Ruth Scott ’55 Nunn
The Nunns bleed Orange and Maroon! For 60 years, they have traveled to campus for events, meetings and celebrations. Pete is a member of the university’s Board of Trustees, and Ruth served as a member of the alumni board. They are the parents of Steven Nunn, a 1981 graduate of Susquehanna. Pete received the Alumni Association’s distinguished awards for service (1985) and achievement (1997). Their philanthropy touches many aspects of the university.
Rocco and Nancy Ortenzio
Marty ’83 and Mary Pat Ortenzio P’10
This multi-generational and entrepreneurial Susquehanna family has valued and given generously to the Sigmund Weis School of Business, whose programs in finance and entrepreneurship have been the major beneficiaries. The university has also benefited from the leadership of Rocco (past) and Marty (present) on the Board of Trustees. The family’s relationship with Susquehanna extends to a third generation with son/grandson David Ortenzio, a 2010 graduate of the university.
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship recipient, Cameron Dougherty ’14 shared words of gratitude on behalf of all Susquehanna students.
“There is no doubt in my mind that around you sit students who love Susquehanna and who might not be here without your help. They will take with them the finest education Susquehanna can provide and do many wonderful things in this world. Soon enough, they will follow in your footsteps and make the same dream they were granted a reality for others. The impact of your support will help Susquehanna for years to come.”
Samuel P. Kramer Memorial Scholarship recipient Jonathan Moody ’15 performed Prelude, Suite No. 3 for Cello, by Johann Sebastian Bach.