College of Technology receives largest gift in university’s history

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Kent State’s College of Technology will receive a $13.5 million software gift from Texas-based company Appropriate Technology, which will be unveiled at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

16 in the Student Center.

The gift, which is the largest in the university’s history, includes software that will enable manufacturing technology students to help plan a product from the concept to the manufacturing phase, said John DeCola, director of advancement for the College of Technology.

DeCola said Kent State fostered a relationship with Appropriate Technology because of the university’s teaching philosophy, which led to the gift from the company.

“We’ve had a working association in the past, and they agree on our vision for hands-on operations and training for our students,” he said.

President Lester Lefton and other university members will attend the presentation of the software gift in the Student Center.

– Staff Report