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College Mourns Passing of Longtime Benefactor Cal Stuckeman

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Photo of Cal Stuckeman by Cody Goddard

We are very sorry to report the passing of longtime benefactor and Distinguished Alumnus H. Campbell “Cal” Stuckeman (1937 B.S. Arch), who died in his Pittsburgh home on Thursday, Nov. 15. His contributions are evident across the College of Arts and Architecture, most notably in the school and building that bear his name. Most recently, he made a $20 million gift to the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture to encourage further cross-disciplinary learning opportunities for students in those two departments.

He and his late wife Eleanor, who passed away in 2002, made their first gift to Penn State in 1953, and now rank among the five most generous donors to the University.

“Mr. Stuckeman taught hundreds of people how to live, laugh and give generously of their resources to causes that matter most in life,” said Barbara Korner, dean of the College of Arts and Architecture. “His legacy continues on in the lives of his family, who he loved deeply, and in the accomplishments of past and future generations of Penn State students, who he believed in and for whom he has provided educational support through extraordinary facilities and resources.”

Mr. Stuckeman, whose family has been associated with Penn State for more than 100 years, retired as president and chairman of The Precise Corp., a manufacturer of machine tools and measuring devices. Previously, he served for 30 years with Pittsburgh-based Rockwell Corp. (later Rockwell International).

Many of Mr. Stuckeman’s contributions were covered in a 2008 article about his $20 million gift. We will share more details about the life and work of this remarkable man on the college website and in future electronic and print publications.