The Herald, Sharon,
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  • George Gerhart


      HOME: Buhl Boulevard, Sharon.

      EDUCATION: Earned a bachelor's in psychology at Penn State University; earned a master of arts degree in counseling and in college student personnel administration from Penn State University.

      MILITARY SERVICE: Captain in the U.S. Army Field Artillery for 4 years; including a year in Vietnam as an aerial and ground forward observer and intelligence officer in the First Cavalry Division.

      EMPLOYMENT: Financial aid officer at Penn State Shenango. Employed by the University for 30 years -- eight at Fayette campus and 22 at Shenango campus.

      FAMILY: Married to Nancy Gerhart for 34 years, three children and one grandson.


    • Member of First United Methodist Church of Sharon, where he chairs the administrative board; teaches Sunday school; is a member of the sanctuary choir and United Methodist Men.

    • Involved in Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church where he is director of the Lay Leadership Training School for the district; chairman of the Higher Education Scholarship Committee; member of the Bishop's Committee on the Episcopacy; has served as chairman and member of several committees.

    • Worship leader/preacher at the Shenango Campground service sponsored each summer by Christian Associates of the Shenango Valley.

    • Current secretary and past president, Kiwanis Club of Sharon.

    • Member of the Shenango Valley Intergovernmental Study Committee and its coordinating committee.

    • Member of ERASE, an anti-drug coalition.

    • Member of the judging panel for The Herald High School Academic All Stars Awards program.

    • Member of the worship service committee of the Mercer County Bicentennial Commission.

    • Past president for 10 years of the Academic Boosters Club of Sharon High School.

    • Member of the strategic planning committee of the Sharon City Public Schools.

    • Coordinator of the Highway Clean-up Program of Penn State Shenango at the Route 60/Interstate 80 interchange.

    • Member of the executive board of the former Contact Penn-Ohio, a telephone helpline.

    • Former loan executive for the United Way of Mercer County and member of the United Way Committee at Penn State Shenango.

    • Neighborhood 'Mother' for the Mothers March of Dimes.

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