Board of Trustees create scholarship in honor of retiring President Heil

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Friday, June 1st, 2018

Robert Brandt, Jr., Chairman, Benchmark Construction Company  and Chair of the PCA&D Board of Trustees, announced that, in honor of her many years of dedicated service to the College, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Board of Trustees is establishing the Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship. This half-tuition, renewable, scholarship will be awarded annually to an exceptional rising junior in honor of the long serving president of the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Mary Colleen Heil.

President Heil will retire June 30, after serving as PCA&D President for 25 years.

Brandt made the announcement at a dinner given by the Board of Trustees on June 1st to honor President Heil.  President Mary Colleen HeilBrandt said, “Probably the single most important gift Mary Colleen has given the college is her student-centered approach to a college education. Every decision is factored with a question of the benefit to the student. She expects that every professor and administrator will consider the benefit to the student ahead of any other consideration.

At the dinner, Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace proclaimed  June 1, 2018, as Mary Colleen Heil Day in recognition of her achievements on behalf of the students of PCA&D and the City of Lancaster. In addition to the proclamation by Mayor Sorace, Heil was presented with declarations of thanks for her service to the community and state by Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wolf, The Commissioners of Lancaster County and the former mayor of Lancaster Richard Gray.

Those interested in contributing to the Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship fund are invited to visit here to donate online, Please indicate “Mary Colleen Heil Presidential Scholarship” in the “In Honor Of” box. You may also contribute by mail to Robert Brandt, c/o Amy Gaston, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, PO Box 59, 204 N Prince Street, Lancaster PA 17608-0059.