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Monday, April 21, 2008

Object lesson for students: the importance of private giving

Students in a construction industry class at the Kansas Technology Center got an important lesson today: It takes a lot of support from industry partners to provide the kind of education that students in the College of Technology receive.

Roger Heckert, president of Heckert Construction Co., presented a $6,000 check from the Kansas Contractors Association to Jim Otter, chairman of the Department of Engineering Technology. The gift will be used to purchase an automatic mechanical contractor for the soils testing lab.

Otter said he planned the presentation for the class because he wanted students to see first-hand how important the support of private industry was for the College of Technology’s various programs.

Heckert, who serves on the governing board for the Kansas Contractors Association, is a 1968 graduate of PSU.

For more information about programs in the PSU College of Technology, visit their Web site.

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