Bryjas endow Kreutzberger Early Career Professorship
James and Coral Bryja recently committed $334,000 to establish the Joseph Kreutzberger Early Career Professorship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. With matching funds from the Penn State Faculty Endowment Challenge, the total endowment is worth $500,000.
Jim Bryja, a 1979 graduate of mining engineering at Penn State, has enjoyed a fulfilling and exciting career in the coal industry. Holding various positions with U.S. Steel at the onset of his career, he also served as president of Pennsylvania Service Corporation for RAG American Coal Holding Inc.; as senior vice present of operations for Foundation Coal Corp.; concluding his career as senior vice president of Northern Appalachia & Powder River Basin for Alpha Natural Resources. Bryja is also the 2012 recipient of the Robert Stefanko Distinguished Achievement Award in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.