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Long-time Teachers Establishing Science and Math Education Scholarship

A Pittsburgh area couple has pledged to create a new scholarship in the College of Education. The Bill and Bunny Vitori Scholarship in Science and Math Education will recognize and support outstanding undergraduates majoring in secondary education with a science- or math- related option.

Bill_BunnyVitori.jpgBy David Price (August 2010)

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 Bill and Bunny are long-time teachers at Elizabeth Forward High School near Pittsburgh. Bill taught physics and chemistry for thirty-six years before retiring in 2009; although, he still substitutes. He also was an assistant varsity baseball coach and sponsor of the student government association. Bunny taught French for thirty-three years—and was the sponsor of the mock trial team for twenty 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.