Dean Butler Named Alumnus of the Year

Dean L. Butler, P.E., '72 and '77, will be named the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society's 2009 Alumnus of the Year at a campus reception in his honor on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Mr. Butler, a registered professional engineer in several states, is president of A & E Group, a multi-discipline, consulting engineering firm, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

A past president and secretary of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society, he is also a member of the campus' Advisory Board and the Alumni Board of the College of Engineering.

He is a board member and past president of the Greater Scranton YMCA Board of Directors, past president of the Anthracite Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and has served on several township boards and other civic organizations.

He and his wife Terri have endowed a campus scholarship, The Rice-Butler Family Scholarship, which is awarded to a qualifying student each year. The couple is also a member of the campus' Ridge View Society.

He resides in Covington Twp. With his wife, Teri and son, Justin, a structural engineer and Penn State graduate. Daughter Dena is a speech pathologist in Allentown.

"The campus has benefited from Dean's dedicated leadership and service for the past several years," said Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, chancellor. "He, along with Teri, his wife, have always been first to volunteer to assist the campus in any way they can, including their personal generosity to help our students. In addition to being an excellent alumni volunteer, Dean is also a well-respected professional and a great person, too."

The Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society will honor Mr. Butler as its Alumnus of the Year with a special reception in his honor on Feb. 16 in the K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge in the campus' Study Learning Center. For more information, or to RSVP, call 963-2536.