The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded $16,000 in scholarship funds to 17 Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students attending the College of Technology. The students range from freshman to graduate level and all are pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing.
Scholarship recipients include the following: Kevin Brown, Lacey Doyle, Kyle Erminger, Mia Flory, David Garton, Stephen Gries, Anthony Gwiazda, Rachel Hall, Steven Jarecki, Calvin-Charles Mead, Sawyer Newman, Connie Orozco, Nicholas Packwood, Jacob Powers, Dino Rinaldi, Sean Slouber, Zachary Szymanek.
James Higley, professor of mechanical engineering technology, said the scholarships can have a significant impact on a student’s progress. “In some cases a generous scholarship enables a student to attend classes full-time rather than part-time, thus acquiring a degree sooner and shortening the path to a solid job offer,” Higley said.
The Gene Haas Foundation
Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation Inc. of Oxnard, Calif., established The Gene Haas Foundation in 1999. Haas’ commitment to U.S. manufacturing inspired him to grow his personal foundation to focus on manufacturing education in the form of scholarships.