Jan 282013



Monday, January 28, 2013

The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the East Carolina University Foundation Inc. for scholarship awards.

“This grant will be used to support students in the Department of Technology Systems with priority to those students majoring in Industrial Distribution and Logistics,” David White, dean of the College of Technology and Computer Science, said. “We support collaborative efforts with our local partners to promote student success and provide the talent that industry needs to compete in the global economy.”

White said these programs serve approximately 1,000 students in several different majors, all of which are critical to promoting economic development in the region and beyond.

The donation was recommended by Neil Zingler, branch manager of W.W. Grainger Inc.’s Greenville location. Grainger has been a part of the Greenville business community for more than 30 years as a broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.

“We are proud to recommend the programs offered by ECU’s Industrial Distribution and Logistics Program,” Zingler said. “We understand that one of the best ways to invest in our community is to contribute to the education of our workforce. We are excited to partner with ECU to help support and encourage the students for future success.”

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill., was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger.

The East Carolina University Foundation was established in 1963 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fund the margin of excellence at ECU. Gifts to the foundation benefit the students, faculty, academic programs and research activities at ECU.

via The Daily Reflector.


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