8 February, 2017
The Gene Haas Foundation recently presented Gadsden State Community College with a $15,000 grant to cover tuition for students pursuing credentials in the Precision Machining Program.
“At Gadsden State, we are honored to be a part of the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship Fund,” said Steve Caldwell, instructor. “This grant will be used to benefit our students while they work toward a degree. The grant helps ease the burden on the families who are supporting them.”
Scott Oden, a sales engineer with the Haas Factory Outlet, presented the check to Caldwell and Audrey Webb, division chair for Engineering Technologies-Calhoun.
“The Gene Haas Foundation is known for offering scholarships to high schools and community colleges to help build skills needed in the machining industry,” Webb said. “Our students will now have a better opportunity to achieve their degree in this fast-growing industry with this financial support from the Haas Foundation.”
The Gene Haas Foundation is named for the founder of Haas Automation, the largest machine tool builder in the western world. The foundation offers scholarships to high schools, community colleges and special educational programs that help build skills within the machining industry.
Scott Oden, left, a sales engineer with the Haas Factory Outlet, presents a check for $15,000 to Steve Caldwell, center, an instructor for Gadsden State’s Precision Machining Program at the Ayers Campus, and Audrey Webb, Gadsden State’s division chair for Engineering Technologies-Calhoun. They are standing in front of a computer numeric control machine that was manufactured by Haas Automation. It is located in the Precision Machining building on the Ayers Campus in Anniston.