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Scholarship fund at St. Vincent College established in honor of retiring Kennametal chairman

| Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
(from left),  Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., joins Christina Cardoso and husband, Carlos Cardoso, the evening's honoree, and Sy Holzer, PNC Bank president and scholarship committee chair, at the The Carlos Cardoso Scholarship Fund Dinner, held at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College in Unity Township on Tuesday evening, December 16, 2014.
Kim Stepinsky | for TRIB TOTAL MEDIA
(from left), Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., joins Christina Cardoso and husband, Carlos Cardoso, the evening's honoree, and Sy Holzer, PNC Bank president and scholarship committee chair, at the The Carlos Cardoso Scholarship Fund Dinner, held at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College in Unity Township on Tuesday evening, December 16, 2014.

Nearly 200 guests gathered at a Dec. 16 dinner to honor Carlos M. Cardoso, who will retire as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kennametal on Dec. 31, and to celebrate the establishment of a scholarship fund in his name at St. Vincent College.

A dedication to the establishment of The Carlos Cardoso Scholarship Fund was presented prior to the event in the Fred Rogers Center at the Unity campus by college president, Brother Norman Hipps.

In 2012, Cardoso founded Kennametal's Young Engineers Program to update perceptions of manufacturing among American high school students with hands-on curriculum in advanced production, stressing viable career opportunities in modern manufacturing.

According to Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, the scholarship fund was created in part to honor Cardoso's commitment to providing educational opportunities for young men and women to pursue the American Dream, and to provide for those students recognized as emerging leaders in the business and engineering fields.

In addition to PNC Bank President Sy Holzer, serving as chairman, and Nowicki, members of the host committee include Hipps, Chad Amond, Jeffrey von Arx, Judith Bacchus, LindaMcKenna Boxx, Jim and Suzy Broadhurst, Andrea Carelli, Lorrie Paul Crum, Chip Ganassi, Dr. Stanley Marks, David Martin, Sandy Mellon, Arnold Palmer, William Pietragallo, Jason Rigone, James E. Rohr, Art Rooney II, David Shapira, Jim Smith, Dottie Staffen, Judy Swigart and Joe Walton.

Seen: Alexander Cardoso, Jonathan Cardoso, Don Nolan, Molly Walton, Fr.Paul Taylor, Mary Lou McLaughlin, Rich Rosky, Bill Isler, Jim Kunkel, Molly Robb Shimko, Mary C. Finger, Jason Cinti andJennifer Miele, Donna Bates, Michelle Adams and Westmoreland County CommissionersTed Kopas, Charles Anderson andTyler Courtney.

— Kim Stepinsky

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