Lendo Fellowship Program

  • Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D., is a distinguished Pennsbury alumnus with a strong sense of dedication to family, classmates, school, and community. A member of the Class of 1964, Dr. Lendo is the first and only Pennsbury graduate to endow a fund to support PHS students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits. The Lendo Fellowship Program was established in 2006 to honor Dr. Lendo's parents and three uncles who served in the military during World War II. 

    While attending Pennsbury in the early 1960s, Dr. Lendo was a student scholar, athlete, and leader. Over the years, he became very grateful for the educational, athletic, and leadership experiences that were made available to him. They provided a vital foundation for his future accomplishments in professional and community life. The funding of a significant Fellowship endowment is a tangible expression of his appreciation and a vehicle for giving back to the area where he was born and raised.

    The Fellowship Program supports and facilitates additional, unique learning opportunities that will enable today's Pennsbury students to further expand their thinking, abilities, skills, and perspectives. The fund also provides some measure of financial assistance to the hard-working parents in the District seeking to improve the lives of their children through enhanced education. Through his family's namesake Fellowship Program, Dr. Lendo hopes to inspire Pennsbury students to become great leaders, acquire the skills necessary to achieve success in a global society, and to share knowledge with their peers.


    Arthur Lendo Photo

    Pennsbury Career Biography

    Originally from Yardley, PA, Arthur graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1964. He was a National Honor Society member and played varsity baseball and basketball from 1962-1964. He entered the Pennsbury Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural induction class.

    Arthur was the recipient of the first Falcon Award. He won the 1964 county batting championship with a .485 average and was second in 1963 with a .459 average. He attained one of the all-time highest Pennsbury career batting averages. Arthur was voted to the All-County Team from 1962 to 1964 and chosen by major league scouts to represent the county at the American Legion Baseball All-Star Game at Connie Mack Stadium in 1964.

    Arthur captained both the baseball and basketball teams in 1964. An All-County Basketball selection in 1964, his 33- and 32-point games still rank among the best back-to-back performances by a Falcon.

    Professional Career Biography 

    Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D. served as President of Peirce College in Philadelphia from 1991 to 2009. His tenure placed him among the most experienced college presidents in the country. He shepherded the College through a charter change to four-year status and created the acclaimed Peirce Online, which offers accredited degrees completely online and was rated 20th nationally in the OEDb Online College Rankings for 2008.

    Dr. Lendo has received numerous awards, including a National Award for Economic Education from the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Ed. from The American University, and a Ph.D. from Boston College, as well as certificates of advanced graduate study from Harvard University, The Aspen Institute, and Oxford.

    His professional background has included administrative and faculty positions at The American University, Boston College, Northeastern University, and St. Joseph's University. Dr. Lendo gained Fortune 500, high technology experience with Sperry UNIVAC (now UNISYS). While there, he managed educational technology grants.

    Dr. Lendo presented a major policy paper at Oxford University in 2004 regarding asynchronous online learning which received wide distribution. He was a featured author in the 2009 edition of the book series, Inside the Minds, concerning leadership, innovation, and technology. His 2009 essay, "The Strategic Move of Peirce College," was distributed globally by INSEAD, the French international business school, in 43 languages.

    Photo of Arthur Lendo at Peirce College

    Please note, the Lendo Fellowship is not a college scholarship. A senior may apply for a Lendo Fellowship; however, applicants are primarily students in grades 9-11 who plan to participate in academic or co-curricular activities that are endorsed by the Pennsbury School District. 

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