Crime Alert Berks County
George Mack Memorial Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is being awarded to any student pursuing a career in law enforcement attending Reading Police Academy.
Please attach a short essay (1,500 words maximum) describing why you are attending the police academy.
Return to Chris Nein, 1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 120, Wyomissing, PA 19610
(email: email@example.com) no later than November 22nd, 2023.
View Reading Police Academy website.
About George Mack
After graduating from Mt. Penn High School, George E. Mack enlisted in the Army and spent two years on active duty. He remained in the military as a member of the Army Reserves throughout his working career. He rose through the ranks and retired as a full colonel and commander of the 1185th Transportation Unit.
During his early years in the army reserve unit, George began to attend Albright College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics/Accounting. He was the president of his fraternity, and he excelled in cross country and track and field, holding the record in the 88- yard run.
After college graduation, George began his working career at Western Electric as an accountant. In a few years, he moved to information systems. He remained in the computer technology field for most of his career, but spent the last thirteen years at AT&T as a purchasing agent. George obtained certification as a certified purchasing manager and as an approved purchasing practitioner during that time and began teaching purchasing classes to purchasing agents in other businesses throughout Berks County. He also served as president of the Berks County Purchasing Management Association. George retired from AT&T after thirty-seven years of employment with Western Election and AT&T.
Throughout his life, George had many hobbies, but his two favorite activities were snow skiing and fishing. He took many trips to Canada, Maine, and the Outer Banks to pursue his love of fishing.
His interest in skiing included many years of service as both a ski instructor and a member of the National Ski Patrol. He was president of the Flying Dutchman Ski Club for two years. He met his wife, Brenda, on a ski trip and they were happily married for over thirty years.
George spent his retirement in service, volunteerism, and commitment to his community and we at Crime Alert Berks County are honored to be able to offer a scholarship in honor of George.