Corporate architectural engineering scholarship made personal

Alumnus continues commitment to student support after retirement


By Sarah Small

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State alumnus David Angle’s 41-year career in the building industry has included overseeing everything from hotels and hospitals to universities and synagogues. Each project required different approaches and considerations, but Angle attributes these professional successes to the same strong foundation: his Penn State degree in architectural engineering. To help others have the same opportunity, Angle has established the David Angle Endowed Scholarship in Architectural Engineering. 

“I am a firm believer in education and the opportunities it can provide for all people, but I recognize the cost of higher education can be a roadblock for many,” said Angle, who earned his bachelor of architectural engineering from Penn State in 1979. “I created this scholarship to alleviate the burden of student debt for graduates entering this important field for our country. I hope that the David Angle Endowed Scholarship in Architectural Engineering will help students in the Department of Architectural Engineering make it through the program and launch them into the building and construction field. Graduates from the AE department go on to build spaces that transform, connect and enrich the community.” 

The scholarship succeeds the SitelogiQ Fund for Excellence in the Department of Architectural Engineering, an award created by Angle. Angle served as president of the SitelogiQ East Division, a full-service facility planning, design and management company. He retired in 2020. The funds from the existing award were transferred to support the new scholarship endowment, with an additional gift from Angle of $50,000. First preference for this scholarship will be given to full-time undergraduate students at Penn State who are majoring in or plan to major in architectural engineering with the construction option and who have demonstrated financial need.  

“The education and experience I gained at Penn State, graduating with a degree in architectural engineering, construction management option, provided me with the engineering principles and applied engineering skills that I needed to enter the building industry,” Angle said. “The construction management option also provided practical knowledge taught by experts in the industry. This opened the door for me in the construction industry, and my connection with Penn State has benefited me throughout my career.”  

Angle began his career with positions as project estimator and project manager for R.S. Noonan, Inc. and H.B. Alexander, Inc. In 1994, he joined Reynolds Construction Management, Inc., in Harrisburg as the vice president of operations. As Reynolds expanded into several companies and services, Angle held positions as executive vice president and president of various companies. In 2014, he, along with two other partners, purchased the Reynolds companies and established Reynolds Enterprises, the parent company of a group of companies focused on construction, construction management, engineering, energy solutions and restoration services. He became partner and chief executive officer of the company.  

According to Angle, his most notable projects include the Hershey Hotel Spa, Milton and Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Bedford Springs Resort, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriot Hotel, Harrisburg’s Market Square Plaza, Chisuk Emuna Synagogue in Harrisburg, multiple projects at UPMC Harrisburg and several parking garages at Penn State. 

Angle is a longtime supporter of United Way of the Capital Region and has held several positions on their board. He has been married to Ann (née McWilliams) — a 1977 Penn State graduate with a bachelor of science in biology — for 42 years. They have two children, Matt and Sara, and three grandchildren, Maya, Petra and Theo. 

“The David Angle Endowed Scholarship in Architectural Engineering will support students in need on their academic journey to becoming architectural engineers,” said Sez Atamturktur Russcher, Harry and Arlene Schnell Professor and department head of architectural engineering. “Gifts from our alumni are enabling our students to graduate without delaying their studies due to financial hardship. We are grateful for Dave’s continual support of our AE students.” 

This gift will advance "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a focused campaign that seeks to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. With the support of alumni and friends, “A Greater Penn State” seeks to fulfill the three key imperatives of a 21st-century public university: keeping the doors to higher education open to hardworking students regardless of financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by serving communities and fueling discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” visit  


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