UGI Utilities Inc., through The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Bloomsburg University Foundation in support of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet Program for local high school students. The funding amount was a result of Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) contributions.
UGI and The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce joined PPL, U.S. Gypsum, Merck, Kawneer-Alcoa and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation as partners with BU in providing credit-bearing college coursework in the STEM disciplines for high-achieving high school juniors and seniors. Starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, the program will have two areas of focus: engineering and the health sciences. It also will give students interested in math or other sciences the tools needed to be successful in college.
(L-R) Donna Eyerly, executive director, The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Ninotti, community relations manager, UGI Utilities Inc.; Elizabeth Mauch, dean, Bloomsburg University College of Education; and Fred Gaffney, president, Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce.