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 SRU freshman earns Furniture Galleries Scholarship 




September 3, 2008

Contact: K.E. Schwab  



SRU freshman earns Furniture Galleries Carpet One Scholarship 


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Eric D. Rensel, a freshman from Butler, has been awarded the Furniture Galleries Scholarship established by Alan and Patti Offstein, owners of Furniture Galleries Carpet One Floor & Home. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Furniture Galleries Carpet One employees and their families pursuing an education at Slippery Rock University.  

           Recipients must demonstrate dedication and perseverance in their academic work.

           Rensel, a 2008 Butler Area Senior High School graduate, was a member of the varsity cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams. He lettered in all three.   

           "Patti and I are pleased to provide this scholarship to encourage the educational initiatives of our employees and their families," said Alan Offstein, a former chair of the Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc. board of directors. "Patti and I congratulate Eric on all of his accomplishments.  We wish Eric well on all of the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead."

           "Slippery Rock University is indeed fortunate and proud to count Alan and Patti among its friends and benefactors," said SRU President Robert M. Smith. "I commend Alan and Patti for their thoughtful generosity in creating this scholarship opportunity. The Furniture Galleries Carpet One Scholarship encourages students to persevere toward their goal of a college degree."

           "The Furniture Galleries Carpet One Scholarship is further evidence of Furniture Galleries' commitment to higher education, and helps to make a college degree at Slippery Rock University more accessible for area students," Smith said.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.



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