Bonnie Gentry Hathcock
Bonnie (Gentry) Hathcock graduated from then Shippensburg State College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Bonnie’s career began as a teacher in Central Pennsylvania Business College. She joined corporate America in 1975 and progressed through roles of increasing responsibility with large corporations. When she retired, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Humana Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, having been selected as one of the 25 most powerful women in Human Resources in 2005 and named Executive of the Year by Human Resources Magazine in 2007.
Bonnie attributes her success to valuable lessons learned from her mother, aunt, and uncle who taught her to dream her dreams, work hard, power through challenges, never give up, and to keep her faith. As she says, “determination got me to the Board room, grit kept me there.” Bonnie passionately believes that a degree is essential to compete in the arena of life and that any obstacle can be overcome with enough determination. Bonnie often says that, for her, education changed everything. She established this scholarship to help need-based students in the John L. Grove College of Business who show potential and aspire to accomplish great things in life.
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