PPG donates $10,000 to NACE International Foundation for annual scholarships

10/06/2014
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to create two annual scholarships provided through the NACE International Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity affiliated with NACE International, The Corrosion Society. Two students pursuing postsecondary academic degrees related to corrosion or coatings each received a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of PPG.
 

PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2014 – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to create two annual scholarships provided through the NACE International Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity affiliated with NACE International, The Corrosion Society. Two students pursuing postsecondary academic degrees related to corrosion or coatings each received a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of PPG. The 2014 winners were:

  • Kaitlyn Martin of Baytown, Texas, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and
     
  • Azra Turajlic of Fort Worth, Texas, a freshman majoring in petroleum engineering at Louisiana State University.

“We appreciate PPG’s generous donation, which is helping NACE Foundation support the next generation of corrosion control specialists,” said Neil Thompson, president of the NACE International Foundation board. “By creating these scholarships, PPG expands learning opportunities that can benefit the overall coatings and corrosion fields.”

NACE International is a global authority on corrosion control and has a longstanding relationship with PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) business. PPG exhibits at NACE International trade shows, provides expert speakers for its conferences, and enrolls employees in specialized NACE training programs. Students supported by these NACE Foundation scholarships are studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines related to corrosion control in undergraduate degree programs.

“The PPG NACE Foundation scholarship provides an opportunity for PPG to invest in potential future industry leaders,” said Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, global protective and marine coatings. “Providing financial support to these students helps us contribute to the vitality of STEM-related fields and companies such as ours that rely on innovation.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees’ volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

About NACE International Foundation
The NACE International Foundation is the only organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of corrosion professionals to save the world’s infrastructure. The NACE Foundation is committed to meeting the challenge of corrosion by raising public awareness, by inspiring students and educators to pursue the study of corrosion science and engineering, and by investing in scholarships, training and workforce development programs. For more information, visit www.nace-foundation.org.

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PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
www.ppgfoundation.com

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