Christine Beretsel '86 and Chancellor M. Scott McBride
Chris Beretsel began her Penn State education at the DuBois campus, finishing her bachelor of science in accounting at University Park. She was a student-athlete and a member of Delta Mu Sigma, the DuBois Campus Honor Society. She is recently retired from the pharmaceutical firm, Merck, were she had worked since graduation. She has supported the campus for years and currently serves on the campus' Greater Penn State Campaign Committee.
Beretsel said, "I purposefully direct my contributions toward the DuBois campus because scholarships were the primary reasons I was financially able to go to college. I had access to the benefits of a nationally recognized Penn State education while living at home and keeping my job. I want to ensure someone else has that same opportunity."
The Open Doors Scholarship Matching Program triples the impact of endowed scholarships benefitting students enrolled in one of the five programs designed to help students earn their degrees, reduce debt, and excel at Penn State by matching the donor’s gift with a 2:1 permanent match. Minimum gift: $30,000, which becomes an endowment of $90,000 with Penn State’s match.