Penn GSE Student Earns Social Entrepreneurship Award

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 13, 2010

            PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Stimpfel, a doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will receive the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute on Nov. 4 at the Princeton Club in New York for co-founding and serving as the executive director of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities.

            Stimpfel and two other community-college graduates began Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities as a non-profit organization designed to provide financial, educational, career and leadership resources to talented, underserved community college students.

The program helps them transfer to four-year universities, earn bachelor’s degrees and obtain professional positions.

            Stimpfel attended Pasadena City College, Glendale Community College and East Los Angeles Community college before transferring to the University of Southern California.  He also attended New York University’s Stern School of Business.