Ken and Ginny Gill
Ken Gill enrolled in Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1961 after graduating from West Snyder High School in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College in 1965 with a BS in Secondary Education (Math and History), then joined the Navy. In 1969 Lieutenant Gill was discharged from the Navy, and in 1970 he returned to Shippensburg, completing his MBA in Business Administration in 1972. He returned to the education field as the Assistant Business Manager for Shippensburg Area School District where he worked for about eight years. In 1988, Ken became Bursar/Finance Officer at Penn State University Mont Alto Campus, retiring in 2009.
Ginny Gill graduated from Trenton State College in 1973 with Elementary and English Education certifications. During her 36-year career, she taught grades 3 through 9, then devoted herself to teaching math for 30 years at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School (GAMS). She took graduate classes at Shippensburg University, completing a Master’s Equivalency in Education, and she later took the Praxis test to add a Math grades 5-9 certificate. While at GAMS, Ginny had the pleasure of assisting many Shippensburg University Education Major Practicum and student teachers.
Ginny always knew she wanted to be a teacher and that she would have to work to pay for her education. Ken also worked his way through college. During his 21 years at the Penn State Mont Alto branch campus, one of the things that concerned Ken was the rapidly increasing cost of a college education, which is one of the reasons the Gills established this scholarship. They also know that having great teachers is essential for future students to succeed in college and in life.
Through this scholarship the Gills wish to help students obtain a college education and the lifelong benefits it provides. Ken and Ginny also hope that recipients of this scholarship will, in time, be committed to helping future student in their educational goals.
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