Pennsylvania Association 
of Student Assistance 






2017 Conference Sponsors

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) is pleased to offer a way for individuals and organizations involved in student assistance from the education, mental health and drug & alcohol professions, as well as private organizations and corporations to show their support for the professionals who work with at-risk youth. 


We want to express our sincere thanks for the support that the sponsors listed on this page have provided to our organization.

Milton Hershey School

General Conference Sponsor/Banquet Sponsor

For more than 100 years, Milton Hershey School has helped children to realize their full potential by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-kindergarten through  12th grade from  income-eligible families.

Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational school in Hershey, PA. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and hundreds of extracurricular activities.

Today, more than 2,000 students from across the U.S. attend Milton Hershey School. They have access to unique award-winning programs, experienced teachers and caring adult mentors.

We believe all children deserve the very best education regardless of their financial circumstances. A family’s income should not determine a child’s outcome.

First National Bank
Somerset, PA

Nutrition Break Sponsor

Providing total financial management, First National Bank simplifies your life and makes it easier to track your progress toward your goals. Plus, with more than 225 locations in Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio, along with 24-hour FNB Online Banking, our vast ATM network, and Telephone Banking, you’ll have access to your accounts virtually any time and anywhere you go.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Somerset, PA

Nutrition Break and Session Breakout Sponsor

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is a fraternal, social and humanitarian organization with thousands of member lodges, called "aeries", in most American States and Canadian Provinces. The Fraternal Order of Eagles raises millions of dollars each year, both internationally and at the local level, for a wide variety of charitable purposes.

Knepper Insurance, Somerset, PA

Session Breakout Sponsor

Knepper Insurance Group is proud to be part of the independent agency system. Because we represent many of the nation’s most stable, innovative insurance companies and major benefit providers, we can customize a policy that works for you.

Service lies at the heart of our commitment to each and every client. As a Trusted Choice® insurance agency, we make sure you have the proper protection now and in the future. It means that we serve as your consultant so that you can make informed decisions about your coverage. It means we offer you choices and options you may not have considered. And it means we advocate for you if you ever suffer a loss, to make sure your claim is settled quickly and fairly.

Contact Knepper Insurance Group today and learn how we can help you with all of your Pennsylvania insurance needs.

 VFW Post 7565 - Auxiliary District 13, Somerset, PA

Nutrition Break and Session Breakout Sponsor

The VFW Auxiliary started with a small group of women who wanted to serve veterans. Today, we have nearly 465,000 members representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Help us grow by asking someone you know to join us and help us serve veterans and their families, active-duty military and their families, and promote patriotism across our great nation.

Newport Academy

General Conference Sponsor

Newport Academy is a series of evidenced based treatment programs designed to empower teens and restore families.  Licensed to treat Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Newport Academy offers trauma informed residential treatment services with a careful blending of clinical services, holistic practices and experiential interventions to create lasting outcomes and healing.  We are here for you.  Any time.  Find out how you can help your teen today:  (877)NA-TEENS

Penn State Hospitality Services

In-Kind sponsorship of the Ice Cream Social featuring Creamery Ice Cream

Welcome to The Penn Stater, a world-class hotel in State College, PA. After a busy day enjoying Happy Valley, you will love the comfort and top-notch amenities in one of our graciously appointed rooms or suites. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you can count on personalized service and attention to detail. Each staff member at The Penn Stater is committed to providing the level of service that brings guests back time after time. From restaurants to wedding and event planners, we provide the best in hospitality..

The Nutrition Group

Nutrition Break Sponsor

It’s one thing to make promises, but it’s another to keep them. Our mission is to effectively serve our clients by providing a complete portfolio of cost-effective, team management services in the most accommodating, professional and courteous manner. We believe that the foundation of any successful company should come from its leadership, which is why we take pride in having responsible, qualified, ethical, hands-on management. We are proactive in effectively promoting quality service in our schools, institutions, businesses and communities. Our goal is to meet and exceed every client’s expectations every day. 

Somerset Trust Company, Somerset, PA

Conference Scholarship Sponsor

Our mission as an independent community bank has remained unchanged for over 125 years. We are committed to providing excellent service and competitive products as well as maintaining a high profile in the growth and economic development of Somerset and Cambria counties in Pennsylvania.

In 1889, the town of Somerset, described by a newspaper at that time as “an aggressive mountain town”, was growing with a population of almost 4,000. Businessmen and community leaders realized the emerging need for a local bank if their community was to continue to thrive. Congressman and Civil War veteran Edward Scull, and the fourth of his six sons, George R. Scull, turned that vision into a reality when they established what was to become Somerset Trust Company.

The more than 300 people employed by Somerset Trust Company are committed to a common mission – to provide excellent personal service and financial products to customers, and to contribute to the overall growth and economic development of the region. You can depend on Somerset Trust Company to serve the best interest of our community, customers, shareholders, and staff far into the future.

The Mountain Grange
Session Breakout Sponsor

Brian and Jenn Patterson
Session Breakout Sponsor

VFW Somerset Post #554
Session Breakout Sponsor


Conference Patrons

Dotti Bence
Roberta Chuzie
Dawn  Fochtman
Kenneth Gustafson
Mary Beth Gustafson
Kristine Henley
Dennis Henley
Khrystin Jo Herb
Donna Kean
Kristen Kerr
Terry Kerr
Laurel Highlands High School SAP Team 
Jeff Longo
Amy Marenick
Marianne Perhacs
Robert Perhacs
Julie Perhacs
Deborah Strayer
Lisa Sviben Miller
Alison Turley
Debbie Welshonce
Jeffrey Welshonce
Carolyn Welshonce
Tom Welschonce
Joel Wentling 

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 165
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354
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