National group singles out PSU program with gift
The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) announced this week that it has provided a $10,000 grant for Pittsburg State University's wood technology program. The gift, designed to increase the number of young people pursuing careers in wood technology, is the latest in a series of gifts to the PSU wood technology program. Out of the $100,000 the association has given to scholarships across the country since 1988, $46,000 has gone to PSU.
In a news release from the association headquarters in Phoenix, Md., the organization said it has given so generously to the PSU wood technology program "largely because of the quality of the program."
"Pittsburg State University's wood technology program is turning out top quality young professionals," said Bill Miller, CAE, WMIA's executive vice president. "Our grant will allow them to do more with their students who, in turn, will do more for both WMIA members and the North American woodworking industry in the future."
Miller said investing in students and a high quality wood technology program can create benefits for the industry in the future.
"It is our hope that student enrollment in Pittsburg State's wood technology program will increase," Miller said. "We want to see more of their students in the workplace."
The WMIA is a Maryland-based association of companies whose primary business is providing the North American market with the latest woodworking technology, equipment, computer software and distribution service channels available globally. The association maintains a Website at www.wmia.org. For more information, contact WMIA HQ, 3313 Paper Mill Rd., Suite 202, Phoenix, Md. 21131. Phone: 410-628-1970, Fax: 410-628-1972, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.