Global Executive’s Generous Gift to Benefit Cochranton and Meadville Students at Gannon
Posted: July 6, 2015
Gannon University has announced the establishment of the Jeff
Boswell Endowed Scholarship to benefit students from the Crawford
Central School District.
"This is an investment in our hometowns for me and my wife,
Jeanne" according to Boswell who grew up in Meadville,
Pennsylvania. His wife, Jeanne (Ridgeway) Boswell is originally
from Cochranton, Pennsylvania.
Jeff Boswell earned his undergraduate degree in industrial
management in 1978 from Gannon University. He began his career as
project engineer at Sunbeam Equipment Corp. which later became
SECO/WARWICK Corp. and has served in many various roles within the
company including president and CEO of Meadville operations as well
as president and CEO of SECO/WARWICK S.A. (Swiebodzin, Poland),
executive vice president of Retech Systems, LLC (Ukiah, California)
and chairman of the supervisory board of SECO-WARWICK S.A.
SECO/WARWICK is a global metallurgical furnace manufacturer with
seven manufacturing plants on three continents employing over 1100
people, with installations in 68 countries.
In 2010, Boswell received the Gannon's President's Award, which
is given to an alumnus who has successfully led and strategically
directed, a business operation into the future, accomplishing
growth and development opportunities.
Boswell said, "Educational opportunities provided the foundation
for a successful global career and I wanted to give back to help
today's students achieve their dreams." Enrollment figures from
fall 2014 showed 23 students from the Crawford Central School
District to be enrolled at Gannon.
Boswell is also co-owner of the TimberCreek Tap and Table in
Meadville with a second location expected to open in Grove City
this summer. In his free time he enjoys winemaking and the
occasional round of golf.
The Jeff Boswell Endowed 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
For more information on the scholarship please contact Tony
Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at (814)