Bethlehem Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

Shoemaker scholarship to benefit LCCC students

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Byron L. Shoemaker Foundation and its trustees Jim M. Wood, Nancy L. Matyascik and Richard A. Cassar have established a scholarship in Shoemaker’s memory with a $300,000 gift for full- and part-time Lehigh Carbon Community College students from the Allentown and Lehighton areas.

In honor of the gift, the Student Union at the LCCC main campus in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, will be renamed the Byron L. Shoemaker Student Union, with the dedication to be held in spring 2018.

Shoemaker, who died in February, was a native of Lehighton and lived in Pottstown and Macungie before settling in Allentown. He was a 1969 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College and received an MBA from Lehigh University. Shoemaker was a certified public accountant.

“Mr. Shoemaker believed in the mission of the community college, and this gift reflects his generous spirit,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber.

For information on the scholarship: Silvia Maldonado-Vargas, executive director of the LCCC Foundation, smaldonadovargas@LCCC.edu; 610-799-1711.