While the Schreyer Honors College was established in 1997 when William A. and Joan L. Schreyer came forward with a landmark $30 million gift to Penn State, its roots can be traced back to 1945.
It was in the fall of that year that Bill Schreyer arrived in State College as a freshman, Class of 1948, to enroll in what was then the Pennsylvania State College.
"I had such a great time at Penn State," Mr. Schreyer wrote in his 2009 memoir, "Still Bullish on America." "It was a real growing-up experience for me."
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Excerpts from "Still Bullish on America: A Memoir"
by William A. Schreyer
In 2009, Bill Schreyer published his memoir. Excerpts from his book share the wisdom and counsel of a man who rose to the highest levels of power in corporate America and, through his extraordinary generosity, ensured that Penn State would have an honors college to prepare future leaders in business, industry, and throughout all of society for "generations yet to come."
Read excerpts from Mr. Schreyer's memoir