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Frick Co, provides boost to Penn State Mont Alto

November 23, 2006

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Frick, a Johnson Controls Co., provided the lead gift to support Penn State Mont Alto's campaign to establish a new lab space on campus for engineering students.

Frick, in Waynesboro, Pa., is a world leader in the industrial refrigeration industry.

Frick's donation of $5,000 will help to renovate an existing building into a lab space for engineering students on the campus, according to a news release from Penn State Mont Alto.

The total project is estimated to cost $35,000, and the campus is hoping to complete the campaign and renovate the building by the start of the spring semester.

"Frick is a strong supporter of engineering education in our community, and we are happy to partner with them on this project," Dr. David Gnage, Penn State Mont Alto chancellor, said in a news release. "It is our goal to educate even more students who will study engineering and go on to work in our community in the coming years. Frick's support of this project will help us to accomplish that goal."

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Engineering is a targeted area for enrollment growth at Penn State Mont Alto. This fall, the campus enrolled nine more engineering students than last year at the same time.

Engineering students take their first two years of classes at Penn State Mont Alto and then transfer to another Penn State campus to complete their engineering degree. While at Mont Alto, students take introductory engineering classes and participate in the engineering club. They have the opportunity to gain hands-on project design experience, and the new facility will give them more space to work on these design projects.

To learn more about engineering at Penn State Mont Alto, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-392-6173. To make a donation in support of the new engineering facility, call Randall Ackerman at 717-749-6110.

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