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Sam Zabec 'Roast' set for May 21

Sam Zabec
Sam Zabec
4/12/2011 —

From 1968 until his retirement in 2004, Sam Zabec was an instructor in computer science at Penn State Greater Allegheny. He also served as an adviser to the Phi Kappa Delta Fraternity and Residence Hall Coordinator to the campus’ dormitory. To the staff and faculty of the campus, Sam was a valued colleague. To the students with whom he studied, laughed, and shared his legendary record collection, Sam was a mentor and friend. Sam remains a valued member of the Greater Allegheny community by providing additional teaching on occasion and sharing with everyone his irrepressible good humor.

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., Penn State Greater Allegheny will hold The Sam Zabec Roast to honor this outstanding educator and celebrate the scholarship that has been established in his name. This indoor/outdoor picnic buffet will take place at the Student Community Center, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA, 15132. The evening will include jazz music provided by the 2011 All That’s Jazz performers the David Pellow Trio, dinner with an open bar, a Roast of Sam, and dancing to music from the Sam Zabec years (1968-2004).

The scholarship, which will support students studying the sciences, has raised nearly $99,000 in cash and pledges to date. These funds have all been generously donated by people whose lives had been touched by Sam.

Come and celebrate Sam Zabec’s contributions to the campus, community and –through his students—the larger world!

For more information about The Sam Zabec Roast and the Scholarship, contact Andy Holtz, Director of Development, Penn State Greater Allegheny, at abh16@psu.edu or 412-675-9047.

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