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January 20, 2000

UPB scholarship fund set up

A Bradford campus alumnus who loved history is now part of Pitt-Bradford history thanks to a scholarship fund set up by his parents. Gene and Louise Salvucci of Bradford have established the John F. Salvucci Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son, who attended Pitt-Bradford from 1978 to 1984.

Louise Salvucci said that John, who died in April 1999 while waiting for a liver transplant, developed a tremendous fondness for the campus as well as a strong rapport with history professor Marvin Thomas.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to promising undergraduate students at the Bradford campus with preference given to graduating high school seniors from Bradford Central Christian High School and Bradford Area High School. Consideration also will be given to students from across McKean County and Cameron, Elk, Potter and Warren counties.

After graduating, John worked in the Bradford area schools as a substitute teacher and assistant basketball coach. According to his family, teaching became John's chosen profession, but it was his love of history that kept bringing him back to Pitt-Bradford.

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