HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Select Medical Corporation, a leading provider of specialty health care with headquarters in Mechanicsburg, has announced a $2.6 million gift to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
The gift is the largest philanthropic investment by a corporation in the six-year history of the University, and it will establish the Select Medical Corporation Conference Center in the University's new 16-story Academic Center under construction at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg.
Robert Ortenzio, Select Medical's Chief Executive Officer, announced the gift on during a press conference at the University. Joining Mr. Ortenzio for the announcement were Harrisburg University President Mel Schiavelli and R. Timothy Weston, Esq., Chair of the University Board of Trustees.
"Select Medical is proud to make this historic gift to Harrisburg University and support the advancement of this growing university," said Robert Ortenzio. "Harrisburg University offers excellent educational opportunities that benefit young adults, working professionals and local businesses. This gift demonstrates Select Medical's belief that education is key to ensuring a strong, viable future for the region."
The Select Medical Conference Center will be located on the 14th floor, the highest occupied floor, of the Academic Center. The Select Medical Conference Center will be host to countless events and programs for the University as well as community, education and corporate groups. The floor will also house the University's senior administrative offices.
"Select Medical has stepped forward to help realize the vision of
Harrisburg University, and this gift is yet another example of Select
Medical's commitment to the future of our region," says. Dr. Schiavelli. "A
gift of this magnitude has the power to propel our University forward,
allowing us to prepare more students to join the high-tech science and
|SOURCE Harrisburg University of Science and Technology|
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