« Back to News & Announcements

Haas Foundation Supports Technology Program

10/28/2019 12:55:09 PM

Sussex County Community College is pleased to announce they have received a $5,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. This grant will benefit students of the Machine Tool Technology program through scholarship awards. 2 people, woman and man, hold a large over sized check in the amount of $5000.

(Moved) The Gene Haas Foundation was founded in 1999 to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC machine technology students. A portion of each grant can also be applied to special programming. 

“We are truly honored to have been selected for this grant,” said Monica Lemperle, the director of the Sussex County Community College Foundation, which strives to ensure all students are financially able to attend the college through scholarship fundraising. “By receiving this grant, it shows that the Gene Haas Foundation believes in what we’re doing in our Machine Tool Technology Program.” 
She went on to say that with this grant, they will be able to grow their program and better serve their students. 

"I think this is an amazing opportunity to help assist our students within the Machine Tool Technology Program," said Jason Fruge, Program Supervisor of the Machine Tool Technology program. "The scholarship opportunities will go a long way in helping our students achieve their goals."

Gene Haas is the owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools. In an atmosphere where many believe the country doesn’t manufacture anymore, Haas Automation has noted a significant gap between job demand and how many people are skilled to fill those open roles. Sussex County Community College offers dozens of degree and certificate programs ranging from the creative arts to technical skills. For more information about the Machine Tool Technology program, please visit www.sussex.edu

Pictured: Monica Lemperle, director of SCCC Foundation and Jason Fruge, supervisor of the Machine Tool Program, receive the check from the Haas Foundation at the Technology Conference in October.