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Courtesy Photo: Michael and Sherry DelGrosso received the 2021 Fischer Award of Distinction on October 21.

UNIVERSITY PARK – On the public scene, DelGrosso Foods has been recognized as the oldest large family-owned pasta sauce maker in the United States, and DelGrosso Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park are a popular tourist destination in Tipton.

But behind the scenes, the DelGrosso play a key role in stimulating discovery, enriching learning and strengthening community through their support and decades-long commitment to the mission of public broadcasting by the through the WPSU.

As part of the celebration of Penn State Outreach’s Year of Gratitude and Online Education and to recognize the DelGrosso family for their service, Michael and Sherry DelGrosso received the 2021 Fischer Award of Distinction at an event virtual October 21. The award is presented annually to friends, donors, alumni and volunteers who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary service in advancing Penn State OOE through their work, volunteer efforts or financial support.

Michael DelGrosso is the Director of Sales and Marketing for DelGrosso Foods and is a member emeritus of the WPSU Board of Representatives.

Sherry Campagna-DelGrosso is currently a member of the WPSU Representative Council. She is an independent medical malpractice legal nurse consultant and adjunct adjunct professor at Saint Francis University. She previously taught at the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at Penn State through the Penn State World Campus and the Outreach Online Faculty Development program. She is a speaker and spokesperson for those affected by breast cancer.

Michael DelGrosso said the family is looking for a variety of ways to support WPSU’s mission.

“From organizing the WPSU Day at DelGrosso Park to sponsoring the Connoisseur’s Dinner each year where we provide our Executive Chef and a dinner for

10 people as an auction object, we keep reinventing ways to support WPSU ”,

said DelGrosso.

Tracey Huston, vice president of Penn State Outreach, said the continued support of DelGrosso during the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled WPSU to continue to provide programs for adults and children facing education, learning and home entertainment.

“The support of generous donors and volunteers like the DelGrosso family allows WPSU’s impactful programming to reach the communities we serve, which has been essential during this unprecedented time.” Huston said. “Michael and Sherry have spent countless hours volunteering at events, fundraising campaigns, and as committee and board members. … They deserve the Fischer Award of Distinction, and we are very grateful for their contributions.

WPSU is a service of Penn State Outreach.

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