The Haas Foundation provides grants to support manufacturing and engineering for RCCC students.
Released at 12:00 am on Thursday, February 2, 2023
SALISBURY — The Gene Haas Foundation awarded Rowan Cavallas Community College a $12,000 grant to support students enrolled in manufacturing, machining, and engineering programs. Funds will be used to support scholarships, National Institute of Metalworking Technology (NIMS) credentialing, and departmental sponsorships.
Zackary Hubbard, Dean of the Rowan-Cabarrus Technology Program, received a check from Haas President Kyle Asmuth and Phillips Corp.’s Jesse Cranfill at a recent meeting of the university’s board of directors.
“We are grateful for our continued partnership with the Gene Haas Foundation and Philips,” Hubbard said. “In addition to providing financial support to our students, they also provide insight into national trends in manufacturing and machining technology to ensure we deliver top-notch programs. It helps.”
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s various advanced manufacturing and engineering offerings include Computer Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Drawing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, and Welding Technology. Includes an associate’s degree in engineering.
Over the past six years, the Haas Foundation has provided over $60,000 in scholarships to Rowan Kavalas students, covering most of their attendance costs. This year, scholarships were awarded to Rowan Cavallas students Tyler Goodman and Victor Turner.
Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation, founded the foundation in 1999 to provide scholarships to institutions that provide education in computer numerically controlled machining and other training related to the manufacturing industry. Haas Automation is one of America’s leading builders of computer-integrated machine tools.
Dr. Carol S. Spalding, President of Rowan-Cabarrus, said: “Jean is grateful for her five years of scholarship support that her Haas Foundation has invested in students.”
For more information, visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-RCCC (7222).
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