Endowed Scholarship Named in Honor of President Mark Volk

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Endowed Scholarship Named in Honor of President Mark Volk

The Lackawanna College Board of Trustees recently established the Mark Volk Presidential Scholarship in honor of President Volk’s service to the College and its surrounding communities. Volk retired on June 30, 2020.

“This scholarship in honor of President Volk reflects his accomplishments and will ensure that his legacy of leadership, opportunity and inclusiveness continue at Lackawanna College in perpetuity,” said John Wiercinski, chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

Volk, a retired U.S. Army colonel, served as the College’s executive vice president from 2006 to 2012 and vice president for operations and plans from 2005 to 2006 prior to taking over as president in July 2012. During his tenure at the College, Volk expanded the campus footprint, opened new centers, doubled the College endowment, improved facilities, added academic programs including the College’s first bachelor’s degrees and led the College through record enrollment periods.

To make your gift to the Mark Volk Presidential Scholarship fund, visit Lackawanna.edu/giving and select Mark Volk Scholarship.

About Lackawanna College:

Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, The School of Petroleum and Natural Gas in New Milford, Sunbury, Towanda and the Environmental Education Center in Covington Township. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.

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