Dean’s Development Council Co-chairs Endow Scholarship
by Pamela Batson
Susan ’77 EEC and Mark Breedlove ’78 Bus have created the Sue Mann Breedlove and Mark Breedlove Trustee Scholarship in Education with a commitment of $50,000 to support students with high financial need.
“Mark and Sue have given whole-heartedly of their time and talent in leading the Dean’s Development Council and this scholarship is another wonderful example of their deep commitment to education,” said Dean David Monk. “We are grateful for their support and for their willingness to be an integral part of the College’s future.”
Sue taught special education for three years and then stayed home to raise the couple’s three daughters who now are all married. She is currently president of North Hills Newcomers and Friends and a board member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Association.
Mark is president and CEO of Keystone Profiles, a cold finished steel bar business in Beaver Falls. He is on the executive board of the Beaver County Educational Trust and the Greater Pittsburgh Council of the Boy Scouts. He received his MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Having moved eleven times as a family as Mark pursued his career interests, the couple now make their home north of Pittsburgh. Together they co-chair the volunteer Dean’s Development Council supporting For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. Sue was previously a member of the College’s Investing in People campaign committee. They have one grandchild.
In discussing why they volunteer for the College, and why they made their major gift commitment, Sue says, “We are so impressed by the vision and international stature that Dean Monk brings to his role. And, the great work done by the College’s faculty, staff and students is both impressive and inspiring at so many levels. We are proud to be associated with the College. By making this gift we hope to assure that there will always be a place for worthy students at the College of Education.”
The Trustee Matching Scholarship Program, implemented in 2002 upon approval by the University’s Board of Trustees, is designed to keep a Penn State education accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their financial means. The program has a unique matching component -- the University matches 5 percent of the principal of each gift annually and combines these funds with income from the endowment to effectively double the financial impact of the scholarship.