MARIETTA, OH (March 6, 2018)— Longtime Washington State Community College (WSCC) supporter and philanthropist Henry G. Goehring, Jr., recently endowed a new fund to support guest speakers at the College through the WSCC Foundation.
The Henry G. Goehring, Jr Speaker Series is a fund established to provide financial support to the Engineering and Industrial Technology departments at WSCC. Through the gift, the departments will be able to bring to campus speakers for symposiums and lectures. The funds have also been marked to support the faculty’s efforts to bring individual speakers to campus for classroom presentations across the two departments.
Goehring, who, for 43 years, spent his career as an extractive metallurgical engineer working for Union Carbide and Eramet, endowed this fund to provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand from practitioners, industry experts, and researchers. These professionals will be able to speak to current practices, trends, and opportunities in the Engineering and Industrial Technologies fields.
Goehring said he hopes that these experiences will not only encourage students to continue the pursuit of an education in these fields, but also increase their employment opportunities in a successful and rewarding career, and become a valuable and productive member of the local workforce.
To learn more about how you can support WSCC students through scholarships, contact the WSCC Foundation at 740-568- 1940.
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