The annual Kessel
Klassic Golf Outing to benefit the Jeffrey Brian Kessel Memorial Scholarshipwill be held Friday, July 11.
The event will take place at the
Pennhills Club in Bradford. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start
to the golf outing set to begin at 10 a.m. An awards dinner will follow.
The Jeffrey Brian Kessel Memorial
Scholarship was established at Pitt-Bradford by Ann and Dick Kessel. Jeff
Kessel died of cancer in 2001 at the age of 41.
Kessel graduated from Pitt-Bradford
in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. He was a cousin of Dick
Kessel and worked for his business, Kessel Construction Inc., for 12 years, the
last six as general manager.
Jeff Kessel was a dedicated
community volunteer and leader, serving as mayor of Limestone, N.Y., from 1989
until 1999, when he was named Limestone’s Man of the Decade. Also in 1999, he
received the Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) Community Leadership Award.
Since it was established in 2003,
the Jeffrey Brian Kessel Scholarship has helped 30 students with grants of more
than $1,000 each. Recipients during the 2013-2014 academic year were Paige
Himes, a junior human relations major from Bradford; Nicolette Kellogg, a
junior criminal justice major from Cuba, N.Y.; Morgan Mader, a junior sociology
major from Ridgway; and Megan Mesler, a junior criminal justice major from
All proceeds from the golf outing
will benefit the scholarship fund, which is expected to pass $100,000 in total
support this year. More than $3,400 in prizes will be available.
The outing is open to the public.
The $150 cost includes breakfast, greens fees, cart rental, lunch, drinks and
prime rib dinner. The cost for the dinner only is $75. Reservations should be
made by July 3.
Sponsorship packages are also
For more information or
reservations, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Institutional Advancement at
814-362-5091 or visit www.upbalumni.org/kesselklassic.