Praxair, Inc. Gives $10,000 Donation

Clark, Falkowski, Gouck, Argentieri, Barwick, Anderson, MartinelliThe Computerized Design and Manufacturing Department at Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, was the recipient recently of a $10,000 donation from Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, to be used for student scholarships beginning in fall 2008. This is the first installment of an annual $10,000 scholarship donation to be used for student recruitment and retention in the drafting/CAD-model building & process piping drawing AOS (associate in occupational studies) degree program. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the program, possess a 3.0 grade point average (GPA), be eligible for financial assistance, and apply for the scholarship through the Praxair Foundation. Pictured here, l-r: Craig R. Clark, executive director of the Wellsville Campus and dean of the School of Applied Technology; Jerry Falkowski,'74, Global Supply Systems local skills leader/manager, Praxair, Inc.; James Gouck, PMP, engineering manager, Praxair, Inc.; Colleen Argentieri, ASC development officer; Dr. Daniel Barwick, ASC director of development; Dr. John M. Anderson, ASC president; and Steven Martinelli, ASC associate professor, Computerized Design and Manufacturing Department, liaison with Praxair. Praxair is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies to a wide diversity of customers.