Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XL, Issue II - Fall 2017 - Page 14

FOUNDATION NEWS Ken Burdzinski, PHSC Vice President of Administration and Finance and Rao Musunuru, M.D., PHSC District Board of Trustees Chair. Edward Blommel, PHSC District Board of Trustees; Donald K. Vierling, M.D.; and Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., PHSC President. TRUSTEE CHAIR RECOGNIZES Service and College Dedication S ervice and commitment are characteristics continuing support to PHSC students,” said Bill Shustowski, which influence a dedicated individual’s journey. Jr., Ph.D., executive director of the PHSC Foundation. Whether reflective through personal or professional approaches, these attributes are exemplary. PHSC’s District Board of Trustees Chairman, Rao Musunuru, M.D., is determined to honor several individuals who have contributed admirable service to the College while providing scholarship opportunities to deserving students. Musunuru recently presented a $10,000 scholarship in honor of Donald Vierling, M.D. at the spring commencement ceremony. Vierling, a community leader and local family physician, has been a prominent member of the PHSC Foundation Board of Directors for over 30 years. During his Foundation tenure, Vierling has served on numerous committees and was appointed board chair for two terms. The scholarship will support nursing students registered at PHSC. “Honoring Dr. Vierling with this scholarship donation is a strong testament of Dr. Musunuru’s 14 PHSC Perspective At the winter commencement in December 2016, Dr. Musunuru established the Inaugural Special Recognition Scholarship, which he presented to the PHSC Foundation in honor of PHSC Vice President of Administration and Finance Kenneth Burdzinski. “There are many unsung heroes at PHSC who work with great dedication behind the scenes,” said Musunuru. “Throughout his 20-year tenure at the college, Ken has managed a budget that rose from $15.6 million to nearly $53 million and oversaw the building of the Spring Hill Campus and Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. He is a hardworking individual that insured the College’s long-term financial stability and very deserving of a special recognition and appreciation.” The $10,000 donation will be added to the endowed Burdzinski/Epperson Family Scholarship to benefit PHSC students in need of financial assistance.