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Updates from the 1950s Graduates

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2/7/15 - Brother Lawrence M.. Harper Enters Omega

We regret to inform you of the passing of Brother Lawrence M.. Harper.  Brother Harper is a 1942 graduate from Penn State and was a member of the Beta Charge of Sigma Phi Sigma.  Beloved husband of laer Lilly B. Harper.  Father of Stephen C. Harper and Sllie Harper.  Brother Harper is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


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11/14/14 - Update from Brother John R.. Wagner

"Just recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona from Chicago, Illinois mostly for the winter and fall months.  Also recently purchased a home in Clarendon Hills, a Chicago suburb for the summer months" - Brother John R.. Wagner Sigma Triton '58

10/24/14 - Brother Fielder N.. Newton Enters Omega

We regret to inform you that Brother Fielder N.. Newton, Sigma Triton '48, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014. Brother Newton pledge Sigma Phi Sigma, now Sigma Triton, in 1942. 


After his sophomore year at Penn State, he entered basic training at Atlantic City.  He then entered Air Corps Cadet program, graduating as a Navigator on Augut 7, 1943.  Fielder joined a B-24 bomber crew in California.  He and his crew arrived in England on November 22, 1943 and were assigned to the 389th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force.  He flew over 20 missions before the war ended.


After the war, he returned to Penn State and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1948.  Out of college, he held multiple engineering and sales roles.  He retired in 1988 and moved back to State College, PA in 1996.  To read more about Brother Newton, click here.


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9/27/13 - Military Veterans, Learning Factory to Receive $1.5 million

American military veterans planning to study engineering at Penn State will get help from a groundbreaking future endowement as part of a $1.5 million estate commitment.  The gift by Brother Andrew Kartalis, Sigma Triton '54 and his wife, Katherine, will provide scholarships, as well as program and labratory support.


As part of the future endowment, the Andrew Kartalis Scholarship in the College of Engineering will provide recognition and financial support for students, with first preference going to veterans in good academic standing who intend to continue their education at the Penn State College of Engneering.


The future endowement will support the newly named Andrew Kartalis Hands-on Learning Labratory  in the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.  To read more click here.


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