Over the past year, Penn State Worthington Scranton has undergone some major changes, the most noticeable being the addition of the new high-tech Business Building on the upper part of the campus.
The Dawson Building, the first building ever constructed on the campus, also underwent major changes with a full-scale renovation of its third floor biology lab. The former lab was completely gutted to make way for a modern facility that meets the technology, research and educational demands of its students and faculty, and continue to meet those demands for years to come.
These two projects, both completed just before the university's fall semester began, were recognized recently by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, which honored these endeavors with Pride and Progress Awards.
Since 1975, the Chamber has recognized Lackawanna County's public and private sector operations for upgrading their establishments, improving the appearance of their respective neighborhoods and beautifying the region. Awards are made in a variety of categories and nominations sought.
Penn State Worthington Scranton's Business Building was recognized in the New Construction category, while its Biology Lab was honored in the Interior Renovations category.