OSUIT Engineering Technologies Students Receive Scholarships from Georgia-Pacific

PAID FOR: OSUIT students display a Georgia-Pacific in thanks.

OKMULGEE, Okla. – Georgia-Pacific recently awarded scholarships to five Engineering Technologies students at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. The company has been providing advisory support to the program for several years and according to Division Chair Mike Taylor, they wanted to increase their level of involvement.

“It’s a win – win situation,” explains Taylor. “Our students get some much needed financial help, and Georgia-Pacific will have the opportunity to employ some highly competent technicians they helped to graduate.”

To be eligible for one of the $1,000 scholarships, students were required to be enrolled in the Engineering Technologies Division in either Electrical/Electronics Technology or Instrumentation Technology with an educational objective to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree and/or a Bachelor of Technology degree.

Taylor says OSUIT technical students are studying such subjects as AC and DC electronics and metrology, industrial electrical systems and motors, digital systems and microcontrollers, hydraulics and pneumatics, and design drafting.

Georgia Pacific scholarship recipients for 2010 are Brandon Crenshaw from Red Rock, Jason Peden from Tulsa, Casey Polasek from Jenks, Rick Thompson from Hominy and Jed Whitfield from Okmulgee.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, and building products and related chemicals. The company employs more than 45,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe.

Updated 05-24-2010

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