Left to right: Chris Keiser, Keith Kuzio (CEO of LDG), Ken Larson, and Robert Deitrich (Executive Director of the Penn College Foundation)
Through generous donations, Larson Design Group (LDG) has successfully completed fundraising for the Ken Larson Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The scholarship will benefit students enrolled in a number of college majors related to LDG specialties, such as architecture, engineering, and surveying.
A native of the Williamsport area, Ken Larson worked for PennDOT for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1986. Ken was the first president of Larson Design Group. His vision was to create a firm that would provide employment to young engineers, architects, and surveyors in order to prevent young talent from leaving the area.
“Countless young professionals have been directly affected by Ken’s desire to bring jobs to Lycoming County,” said Christopher E. Keiser, project manager with LDG and chair of the fundraising campaign. “He served as a mentor for many current community leaders, who have paid his kindness forward by mentoring future leaders. His influence on the Williamsport community is immeasurable, and we’re delighted to be able to help his legacy continue for years to come.”
The fund reached its endowment goal of $25,000 through private donations, with a dollar for dollar match from Larson Design Group. A celebratory reception was held at Penn College, attended by Ken Larson, contributors to the fund, and officials from LDG and Penn College.
LDG currently employs over 80 Penn College graduates. Students who wish to apply for any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the application at www.pct.edu/admissions/scholarships.