Friday, September 11, 2009
University Park, Pa. –
Joel N. Myers, the founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather Inc. and current Penn State trustee and alumnus, has committed $2 million to help ensure Penn State’s continued international leadership in meteorology, University President Graham B. Spanier announced at the Board of Trustees meeting today (Sept. 11).
The gift will support the Department of Meteorology’s weather center including its new facility on the sixth floor of Walker Building on the University Park campus. It is the largest gift ever made to the department and among the largest ever received for programs in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
In recognition of Myers’ generosity, the new weather facility will be named "The Joel N. Myers Weather Center."[Read the full story on Penn State Live]