South Hills Community News Release
State College, PA – South Hills School of Business & Technology has proudly presented second-year Information Technology (IT) students, Roman Nekrasov of State College and Brennan Doherty of Port Matilda, with the 2019 Bruce Ta Memorial Award.
This honorary award has been established to acknowledge the outstanding talent and abilities of a graduating IT student. The faculty members of the IT program were tasked with choosing a current student who is a positive influence at South Hills and exhibits the following qualities:
H. Bruce Ta was a beloved South Hills Information Technology instructor who died tragically in a motorcycle accident in August 2005. A memorial award was established to honor his memory.
Through his lifetime, Bruce received degrees in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, but he also became known as a computer “guru.” Bruce enjoyed solving computer problems that no one else would tackle and had a natural curiosity and a drive to learn all he could within the IT field. As a South Hills IT instructor, he gave out an annual award to a student to recognize them for showing a strong passion for the field of IT and also for working hard in their field to investigate and learn as much as they could outside of class.