Wilkes University faculty, staff, alumni and friends joined to celebrate a room dedication in memory of John Anthony “Beno” Borzell, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in environmental science from Wilkes.
President Patrick F. Leahy and Jack Borzell, Mary Claire Borzell, Julianna Borzell and Prahlad Murthy, interim dean of the College of Science and Engineering, performed a ribbon cutting of the Borzell Classroom. The space is located in Stark Learning Center, room 259.
During the ceremony, the Borzell family presented Wilkes with a check for $10,000 which supports an endowed scholarship in John Anthony “Beno” Borzell’s memory. It will be presented to students studying earth and environmental science at the University. The Borzell’s initial contribution to Wilkes supported an environmental engineering lab in the Cohen Science Center named in memory of John Anthony “Beno” Borzell.
Each year, the Borzell family hosts the John Anthony “Beno” Borzell Golf Tournament which provides scholarships to students at Wilkes University and Wyoming Area High School.