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Select Medical Corporation Makes Historic Multi-Million Dollar Gift to Harrisburg University
Date:4/22/2008

chnology workforce that is vital to the economy of this region and the state. We look forward to strengthening this important partnership that benefits our students and faculty, and the entire Central Pennsylvania community."

Dr. Schiavelli notes that the timing of this gift is especially opportune as a crisis looms on the horizon because of a national shortage of students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

"The gift enhances our ability to produce highly qualified graduates at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are able to serve the changing needs of businesses in the Commonwealth," says Dr. Schiavelli. "It is sustained strategic philanthropic investments from the private sector like this one from Select Medical that will ultimately determine whether Harrisburg University becomes the preeminent institution it has the potential to become."

"The increasing intensity of global competition makes philanthropic investments by corporations more important than ever before," Mr. Weston said. "We are honored by Select Medical's confidence in our students and faculty, and we will meet the challenge by producing exceptional graduates who are well-prepared for careers in the region's growing knowledge-based economy."

The gifts are designated to support CONNECT: The Campaign for Harrisburg University -- the University's inaugural comprehensive fundraising campaign that was publicly launched at the Groundbreaking Gala Celebration in November 2006. The Select Medical gift raises the current total of commitments to approximately $31.6-million or 80 percent toward the goal of $40-million.

"Corporate support of this magnitude is what will make the University's campaign a success, as well as ensure the continued fast-paced rise of Harrisburg University as a prominent institution of higher education in the Commonwealth," says Marcus S. Lingenfelter, vice president for University Advancement at
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