Thaddeus Stevens College News


Posted by Chad Baker on Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Donation To Be Used To Enhance College’s STEM Summer Programming

Lowry & GriscomLANCASTER, PA – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology recently received a $50,000 donation from UGI to be used for approved K-12 educational programs and designated to support the College’s Summer Enrichment and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Workshop program for middle and high school students.

This is the second year UGI has donated to the College specifically for the education of younger students. Every year, UGI contributes approximately a $1 million to support early childhood literacy, and STEM and Ready-To-Work programs throughout PA.

“We are pleased to once again receive this generous donation from UGI,” stated College President Dr. William Griscom, “Thaddeus Stevens College has a vibrant and diverse K-12 initiative and donors such as UGI ensure we can reach more students with important topics regarding STEM.”

This donation will be used for Summer STEM Experience camps, typically offered to 4th and 5th grade students within the School District of Lancaster, as well as various workshops for additional middle and high school students.

“We have found many students do not know about careers and education related to STEM,” stated Griscom. “Through these hands-on, interactive summer programs, students not only hear what is available, but they also get to see and fully comprehend the bright future STEM offers them.”

“UGI’s commitment to educational excellence is just one aspect of our partnerships with our communities,’’ said Bob Beard, President and CEO. “We recognize that the students in schools today are our employees, customers, and community leaders of tomorrow. As a natural gas and electric utility, we believe in investing in the success of our service area.’’

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Stevens 105th Commencement Ceremony Set For May 14

Lancaster, PA – Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will hold its 105th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14, 2016 beginning at 1:00 PM in the Multipurpose Activity Center on campus. The college is honored to welcome Dr. Irvin Scott, Deputy Director of College Ready for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the keynote speaker for the nearly 340 students graduating from the college.

Details regarding the event include:

Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm;

Location: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA.

In addition to Dr. Irvin Scott, as the keynote speaker, the College will award three Honorary Doctorate Degrees and two Distinguished Service Awards. Mr. Thomas T. Baldrige, Ms. Carol Rae Culliton and Mr. Robert M. Krasne will be the 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipients. Mr. Paul Solis and Mr. Matthew M. Sullivan will receive the Distinguished Service Award.


More details will be released as they are made available.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a premier residential, two-year, fully accredited technical college that provides a free education to qualifying financially disadvantaged citizens of Pennsylvania as well as serving tuition paying students.  Stevens has expanded from its original student body of 15 to almost 1,000 students who are enrolled in 21 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. The majority of the College’s graduates have remained in the Commonwealth since it’s founding in 1905. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania's only state-owned, two-year college of technology.

For four consecutive times, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has been recognized by the Aspen Institute, an independent research panel, as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the country. Thaddeus Stevens College was one of three colleges in Pennsylvania recognized by the Aspen Institute. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has also been recognized by PA-ACT Council as the Pennsylvania Community College Exemplar for 2015. This honor designates Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology as the top two-year college in Pennsylvania.

This event is open to the media. College issued media credentials will be required to enter the building.  In order to obtain credentials, please send the name of the reporter/photographer/videographer attending.  Pass will be mailed or available for pick up the day of the event.

In order to obtain a pass, please contact Scott Noden using the information below. Once again please note, no media will be permitted without proper media credentials.


For more information, please contact:
Scott Noden @ Phone:  717.669-4920 or Email:

2016 Academic Awards Banquet