PPG donates $5,000 to Cuyahoga Community College Foundation
Funding supports program scholarships for high school students
CLEVELAND, May 22, 2007 – PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation to fund participation by underserved, highly motivated Cleveland-area high school students in an early college technology education program.
“We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for students taking part in our early college programs,” said Gloria J. Moosmann, executive director, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. “This funding not only enables underserved tenth- through twelfth-graders to take part in programs such as the NASA SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy) summer camp, but it also gives them access to workforce training in a college learning environment that encourages them to continue their education beyond high school.”
Students enrolled in Tri-C’s early college programs can simultaneously complete high school requirements and earn college credits, Moosmann said, and the programs serve more than 2,300 local students annually.
Larry Corrigan, PPG North American operations director for automotive coatings, based at the company’s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, said, “PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live. We are proud to support the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation in helping Cleveland-area youths to experience and benefit from college-level technology education.”
About Cuyahoga Community College Foundation
Cuyahoga Community College Foundation was chartered in 1973, and its mission is to create funding opportunities for scholarships and educational program development and enhancement for Tri-C. Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College is Ohio’s first community college and the state’s largest, serving 55,000 students each year. The college offers two-year associate degrees, certificate programs and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes more than 1,600 credit courses in more than 130 career, certificate and university transfer programs. Courses are offered at three campus locations, two Corporate College facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.