Central Penn College to award Eric Gutshall with Honorary Doctorate

Central Penn College’s to award Eric Gutshall with Honorary Doctorate

Central Penn College will celebrate its 141st Commencement with the awarding of honorary degrees to two alumni, Eric Gutshall and Michael R. Wilson, who have distinguished themselves in the fields of government, higher education and financial services.

Eric Gutshall graduated from Central Penn College in 2010 and is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority and the State Public School Building Authority. He was also the Wolf Administration’s first-ever Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs and a former candidate for Dauphin County controller, who has built extensive public service experience working for state and federal lawmakers. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and was honored with Penn’s Fels Public Service Award in 2015, along with a “40 Under 40” award from Al Dia and many other marks of regional and state recognition for his leadership and activism. 

Gutshall will address the graduates on Thursday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Harrisburg.  

Other Awards to Be Presented on May 25

Student Awards

  • Valedictorian
  • Salutatorian 
  • Leadership 
  • Service 
  • Athletics & Activities  
  • Military Service
  • Legacy Award for Perseverance

Faculty Recognition

  • The Todd A. Milano Faculty Excellence Award

President Linda Fedrizzi-Williams will preside over the ceremonies, which will include several hundred students earning certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor’s and masters’ degrees as the Class of 2023.

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