When Brian Heckler was a student at Shippensburg University in the early 1980s, his education was made financially possible through scholarships and work study funding. As an accounting major, he received The Crouse Business Scholarship, which helped him to focus on his education and graduate summa cum laude from the College of Business in 1984.
Brian never forgot the generosity of the Crouses and committed himself to return the favor for future students when he was financial able. The Brian L. Heckler Accounting Scholarship was awarded for the first time in the fall of 2018 to freshman accounting major Morgan Landman of Clear Spring, Maryland. After graduation, it didn’t take long for Brian’s career to take off. He landed a job at Peat Marwick, Mitchell in Harrisburg and continued his career with KPMG LLP in Harrisburg, New York, and Chicago. He is the National Industry Sector leader for
KMPG’s Industrial Manufacturing Sector.
“There are still a lot of students out there like me—hardworking first-generation college students who are looking to better their lives—and we should support that. Ship has given me a life beyond my expectations, and I hope others can experience that.”