Doctor’s Generous Gift to Benefit Crawford County Students at Gannon

Posted: March 16, 2015

Gannon University has announced the establishment of the Carl R. Hoegerl, D.O. Family Endowed "Power" Scholarship to benefit students from Crawford County. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar under the provisions of the "Power" Scholarship Challenge. Dr. Hoegerl feels that, "it is a privilege to be able to give back to Gannon and for the education of future good citizens and leaders."

Dr. Carl R. Hoegerl earned his biology degree in 1997 from Gannon University. He went on to earn his doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 2001 and a Clinical Master of Science degree in 2009, both from the Philadelphia College of Medicine. He is a neurologist, author, administrator, researcher and teacher.

Dr. Hoegerl's professional activities have included establishing and directing the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., and serving as the principle investigator. Currently he is the chair of medicine at the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Va. He and his wife, Seeniann, live in Forest, Va. with their daughter, Julia, and son, John.

The Carl R. Hoegerl, D.O. Family Endowed "Power" Scholarship is among the 234 endowed scholarships at Gannon providing $914,000 in scholarship support annually to 413 deserving students from diverse locations, backgrounds and financial circumstances. Ninety-five percent of students at Gannon University received financial aid in the 2013-14 academic year. Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty professional development, student and faculty research, speaker series, study-abroad programs, mission trips, academic departments, athletics or the library.

More than 90 percent of undergraduate students received some type of Gannon grant or scholarship. Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty positions, professorships, chairmanships, faculty excellence and study abroad programs at the University.

For more information on the scholarship please contact Tony Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at (814) 871-7786.