Clyde and Carol Cressler
This endowed scholarship was established by Clyde Cressler '65 and Carol Cressler '66. Clyde Cressler began his drive for success in the world of work when he won the 115 lb. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship in 1962. He went on to graduate from Shippensburg State College in 1965. His wife, Carol graduated in 1966. Both Clyde and Carol taught in the Cumberland Valley School District while Clyde prepared to study at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy. He entered the University of Pittsburgh in 1967 and graduated in with a BS in Pharmacy in 1969.
After graduating from Pitt, Clyde worked for a family-owned pharmacy. In 1971, he along with his father-in-law began to buy independent pharmacies. Over an 18-year-period they owned and operated ten retail stores in Pennsylvania and Ohio. They also converted one of the retail operations into an institutional pharmacy setting that serviced nursing homes and prisons and by 1989, they operated three institutional pharmacies in Pennsylvania. In 1990, Clyde bought out his partner and over the next 19 years he continued to modify, sell, and expand his business as Chairman of the Board of Care Capital Management.
Clyde's love for wrestling started while he was a freshman on Bob Craig's first Newport High School (Newport, PA) wrestling squad. His high school career included four sectional titles, two district titles, and three regional medals. Clyde was also one of the first Buffalo wrestlers to reach the PIAA championships. In 1960-61 he won the Old Timer's Award for Outstanding Wrestler. While a student at Shippensburg State College, Clyde achieved a career record of 24-4-1 and won the state conference 115 lb. title in 1962.
In recognition of his extensive association with wrestling, Clyde was inducted into the District III Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001. Clyde was also honored by Shippensburg University as a 2001 recipient of the Jesse S. Heiges Distinguished Alumni Award.
Scholarships associated with Clyde and Carol Cressler