PPG donates $5,000 to Delaware Technical and Community College

Funding supports installation of ‘Smart Learning Systems’



Mitch Magee (far right), PPG plant manager at the architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold, joins Lynn Glanden (second from right), human resources administrator for the plant, in presenting a check to Delaware Technical and Community College representatives (from left) Jan Clapp, development officer, Susan Looney, assistant to the director, and Dan Simpson, vice president and Terry Campus director.
DOVER, Del., June 10, 2009 –
The PPG Industries Foundation has contributed $5,000 to Delaware Technical and Community College, Terry Campus, to support general classroom enhancements.

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for this program," said Dan Simpson, vice president and campus director, Delaware Technical and Community College. "Through PPG’s generous donation, we will install Smart Learning Systems in many of our classrooms that will enhance the teaching experience and improve the effectiveness of the learning process."

Delaware Technical and Community College serves a diverse student body from recent high school graduates to more experienced adults. The Smart Learning Systems will provide the most up-to-date technology and an advanced learning experience to students. Ultimately, the equipment will help ensure that when students graduate, they will be prepared to start their careers with the technological sophistication that Delaware employers require.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Mitch Magee, plant manager for PPG’s architectural coatings facility in Dover. “We are proud to support Delaware Technical and Community College in its efforts to train and develop local professionals. PPG employs many Delaware Tech graduates who have contributed to our success as a company and as a local employer.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

About Delaware Technical and Community College
Delaware Technical and Community College is committed to providing open admission, post-secondary education at the associate degree level. The College offers comprehensive educational opportunities, including over 100 degree, diploma, and certificate programs in a variety of technical areas, as well as career and transfer education, lifelong learning, and workforce education and training.

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 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
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