Dalton State’s School of STM Partners with MFG Chemical
Dalton State College’s School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics has received a major gift from MFG Chemical as part of a multi-year partnership with the company. The gift will provide support for chemistry students and support the acquisition and maintenance of laboratory equipment in Dalton State’s chemistry program.
“This investment by MFG Chemical will have a significant impact on our students with laboratory experiences and experiential learning that is relevant to industries in our region,” said Dr. Randall Griffus, dean of the school. “The partnership between MFG and Dalton State goes deeper than this gift. The company also allows our chemistry students to tour its facility, hires Dalton State students as interns, and employs several of our graduates.”
“Partnering with Dalton State College provides MFG with the excellent opportunity to expose young professionals to the specialty chemicals market,” said Tyler Thomas, associate project manager of MFG and a Dalton State alumnus. “This partnership allows us to work alongside students to resolve issues facing us in our industry, and we’re confident it will lead to new employment opportunities.”
Donors wishing to explore giving opportunities at Dalton State may contact the Dalton State Foundation at 706-272-4473.
Pictured are Dr. Margaret Venable, president of Dalton State, front left, and Griffus, front right, receiving this year’s check from Keith Arnold, president and CEO of MFG Chemical. Also pictured are, Jim Cleghorn, an industrial relations volunteer for Dalton State, Thomas, Dr. Lee Ann Nimmons, assistant dean of the School of STM, and Guido De Stefano, chief science and technology officer for MFG.