William M. “Bill” Hilbert Sr., a longtime friend and supporter of Penn State Behrend, died Nov. 3 in Erie. He and his wife, Martha, endowed scholarships at the college and supported the Young People's Chorus of Erie.
Patricia Yahn traveled the world, carrying her sketch pad and camera onto the Concord, the Queen Mary and the Orient Express. Yahn, who died Aug. 28, also was a mentor to young artists at Penn State Behrend, which staged a retrospective of her work in 2017.
Penn State Behrend will serve as the academic research and commercialization partner for the new Magee-Womens Research Institute in Erie, a $26 million initiative that will bring locally-focused clinical medical research to the region.
Sally Nelson Metzgar, a longtime supporter of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and its students, died July 19, at the age of 83. The Metzgar Center at Penn State Behrend is named for Sally Metzgar and her husband, Bob Metzgar.