PPG donates $2,500 to Ohio Christian University

Funding supports new math enrichment program for fifth- through eighth-graders

David Moss (right), plant manager for PPG Industries’ automotive coatings manufacturing facility in Circleville, presents Ohio Christian University President Dr. Mark Smith with a $2,500 check to help fund a summer mathematics program for fifth- through eighth-graders who live in Pickaway County.
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 12, 2008 – PPG Industries Foundation has donated $2,500 to Ohio Christian University to support a summer mathematics program being developed for fifth- through eighth-graders who live in Pickaway County.

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for a summer math enrichment program," said Dr. Mark Smith, president, Ohio Christian University. "The funding supports the establishment of a program to teach mathematics and related skills to young people in the area, encouraging them to pursue lifelong learning and math-oriented vocations."

The first math enrichment program took place this past summer on the campus of Ohio Christian University. University officials are currently working with Pickaway County commissioners to expand the program.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said David Moss, plant manager for PPG’s automotive coatings manufacturing facility in Circleville. “We are proud to support Ohio Christian University in its efforts to help enrich the youth of Pickaway County by enabling them to learn important skills that will be useful as they become tomorrow’s work force.”

About Ohio Christian University
Ohio Christian University is regionally accredited by North Central Association and is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. It offers degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels and is expanding its programs to include a Master’s Degree as well. The University continues to make Pickaway County its primary focus by serving the educational needs of the community with the math enrichment program and other similar programs.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2007 were US$11.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.




K.C. McCrory
PPG Industries