The following article comes from Penn State News:
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State alumnus who made his mark in Washington, D.C., building a career that spanned more than five decades and set a standard for generations of successors to emulate, has provided support for Penn State students for years to come to complete internships and study in the nation’s capital.
A $1 million gift from alumnus Stanley Degler will support a semester-in-residence program conducted by the College of Communications in Washington, D.C. Now called the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program, the semester involves classroom instruction and an internship for students each fall.
Established by the College of Communications 21 years ago, it has served more than 1,200 students.
Robert Richards, the John and Ann Curley Professor of First Amendment Studies who created the program, said Degler’s gift and support are transformational for a program that already had a large alumni base and strong reputation.
“Many of the students who have participated in the Washington Program through the years have returned to D.C. after graduation to start their careers. Now, thanks to Stan’s generosity, generations of students will have the same opportunity,” Richards said.
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