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Association of
Student Assistance Professionals 

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February 23- 25, 2020
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, PA 16801


The Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) is pleased to offer a way for individuals and organizations involved in student assistance from the education, mental health and drug & alcohol professions, as well as private organizations and corporations to show their support for the professionals who work with at-risk youth. 

We want to express our sincere thanks for the support that the sponsors listed on this page have provided to our organization and the Student Assistance Program.

 Milton Hershey School

Inspiration Level - Conference Sponsor

For more than 100 years, Milton Hershey School has helped children to realize their full potential by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-kindergarten through  12th grade from  income-eligible families.

Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational school in Hershey, PA. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and hundreds of extracurricular activities.

Today, more than 2,000 students from across the U.S. attend Milton Hershey School. They have access to unique award-winning programs, experienced teachers and caring adult mentors.

We believe all children deserve the very best education regardless of their financial circumstances. A family’s income should not determine a child’s outcome. 

Highmark Blue Shield

Advocate Level - Conference Sponsor

Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, serves approximately 1.3 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional individuals through the BlueCard┬« program. Highmark Blue Shield significantly leads its competitors in commercial market share, with strong Medicare Advantage market share, through certain of its affiliated Blue companies, as well. Through its affiliated Blue companies, Highmark is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania, and all Medicare Advantage plans have received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services STARS quality rating of 4+ out of 5.0 STARS. Highmark Blue Shield employs approximately 4,000 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

The Nutrition Group

Supporter Level - Nutrition Break Sponsor

It’s one thing to make promises, but it’s another to keep them. Our mission is to effectively serve our clients by providing a complete portfolio of cost-effective, team management services in the most accommodating, professional and courteous manner. We believe that the foundation of any successful company should come from its leadership, which is why we take pride in having responsible, qualified, ethical, hands-on management. We are proactive in effectively promoting quality service in our schools, institutions, businesses and communities. Our goal is to meet and exceed every client’s expectations every day. 

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Somerset, PA

Friend of PASAP - Conference Sponsor

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is a fraternal, social and humanitarian organization with thousands of member lodges, called "aeries", in most American States and Canadian Provinces. The Fraternal Order of Eagles raises millions of dollars each year, both internationally and at the local level, for a wide variety of charitable purposes. 

First National Bank
Somerset, PA

Friend of PASAP - Nutrition Break Sponsor

Providing total financial management, First National Bank simplifies your life and makes it easier to track your progress toward your goals. Plus, with more than 225 locations in Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio, along with 24-hour FNB Online Banking, our vast ATM network, and Telephone Banking, you will have access to your accounts virtually any time and anywhere you go.

 Knepper Insurance, Somerset, PA

Friend of PASAP - Session Breakout Sponsor

Knepper Insurance Group is proud to be part of the independent agency system. Because we represent many of the nation’s most stable, innovative insurance companies and major benefit providers, we can customize a policy that works for you.

Service lies at the heart of our commitment to each and every client. As a Trusted Choice® insurance agency, we make sure you have the proper protection now and in the future. It means that we serve as your consultant so that you can make informed decisions about your coverage. It means we offer you choices and options you may not have considered. And it means we advocate for you if you ever suffer a loss, to make sure your claim is settled quickly and fairly.

Contact Knepper Insurance Group today and learn how we can help you with all of your Pennsylvania insurance needs.

VFW Post 7565 - Auxiliary District 13, Somerset, PA

Friend of PASAP - General Conference Sponsor

The VFW Auxiliary started with a small group of women who wanted to serve veterans. Today, we have nearly 465,000 members representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Help us grow by asking someone you know to join us and help us serve veterans and their families, active-duty military and their families, and promote patriotism across our great nation.

HIBster and HIBsterVention

Inspiration Level - Conference Sponsor

Educational Development Software (Richland Twp, Cambria County) is a rapidly growing company specializing in the creation of software programs centered on student support services.

In addition to an anti-bullying software (HIBster) and an MTSS program (HIBsterventio), the company just added the aSAP! program.  The acronym stands for “a student assistance program” and allows schools to handle the complete SAP process seamlessly.

Completely electronic, the program begins with staff referral to the SAP team.  From there, the team can request observations to be completed and compiled.  The team can also handle the completion of Form 4092 for each referral.

Educational Development Software (EDS) is now proudly serving schools in 4 states and is excited about helping more schools with their student support services.  Learn more about the company by reviewing the company website at hibreporting.com or contact their director of education, Dr. Jim Budzilek at jbudzilek@pittbullsecure.com.

Penn State Hospitality Services

Inspiration Level - Conference Sponsor - In-Kind sponsorship of the Ice Cream Social featuring Creamery Ice Cream

Welcome to The Penn Stater, a world-class hotel in State College, PA. After a busy day enjoying Happy Valley, you will love the comfort and top-notch amenities in one of our graciously appointed rooms or suites. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you can count on personalized service and attention to detail. Each staff member at The Penn Stater is committed to providing the level of service that brings guests back time after time. From restaurants to wedding and event planners, we provide the best in hospitality.

Somerset Trust Company, Somerset, PA

Friend of PASAP - Nutrition Break Sponsor

Our mission as an independent community bank has remained unchanged for over 125 years. We are committed to providing excellent service and competitive products as well as maintaining a high profile in the growth and economic development of Somerset and Cambria counties in Pennsylvania.

In 1889, the town of Somerset, described by a newspaper at that time as “an aggressive mountain town”, was growing with a population of almost 4,000. Businessmen and community leaders realized the emerging need for a local bank if their community was to continue to thrive. Congressman and Civil War veteran Edward Scull, and the fourth of his six sons, George R. Scull, turned that vision into a reality when they established what was to become Somerset Trust Company.

The more than 300 people employed by Somerset Trust Company are committed to a common mission – to provide excellent personal service and financial products to customers, and to contribute to the overall growth and economic development of the region. You can depend on Somerset Trust Company to serve the best interest of our community, customers, shareholders, and staff far into the future.

The Somerset Single County Authority

Friend of PASAP - Session Breakout Sponsor 

The Somerset Single County Authority is part of Somerset Health Services Inc., a non-profit corporation, located in the city of Somerset, PA at the Somerset County Office Building.
Somerset SCA provides the best possible publicly funded services for Somerset County citizens in need of help with alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and other drug problems.

The Mission of Somerset Single County Authority is to provided Somerset County with access to services for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse. Promoting Health Recovery and Hope for a brighter future.

Human Services Administration Organization (HSAO)

Friend of PASAP - Session Breakout Sponsor

Human Services Administration Organization (HSAO) is an enhanced service coordination program which works with Allegheny County's highest risk population of children, adolescents, and adults. HSAO's child/adolescent and adult service coordination programs were created to meet the complex and specific needs of the individuals enrolled in each of these programs. Our primary goal is to link individuals and families with the services they need to improve the quality of their lives

Our personalized services build on individual, family, and community strengths and recognize individuals' uniqueness. Our agency supports client-driven, family-focused services and embraces the philosophy that clients are resilient and "can and do" recover. The goal of HSAO is to ensure that mental health services are delivered in the least restrictive environment, and are sensitive to the client's and family's culture. Service Coordination is provided with a creative and flexible approach that encourages independence, self-sufficiency, and the identification of natural supports for the client and their family. 

By empowering individuals through personalized and effective service coordination, we strive to give our consumers and their families hope that their lives can and will get better. Simply put, we bridge the gap to a brighter tomorrow!

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 1254
State College, Pennsylvania 16804 

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