Shippensburg College and the Shippensburg College Basis are happy to announce the newly named Milton and Doreen Morgan Faculty of Engineering and Laboratory. The naming, introduced throughout a ceremony on September 27, honors the couple’s transformational reward that can impression college college students at the moment and effectively into the longer term.

“The need to attain perfection drives innovation in the direction of a purpose we are going to by no means obtain, however as we advance technologically, the demand for engineers in a number of disciplines explodes exponentially. Shippensburg College has taken a management place as the one Pennsylvania State System of Larger Schooling Faculty providing a program with varied engineering levels. Dory and I are thrilled to have a job in advancing this program to the following degree, the Faculty of Engineering,” mentioned Milton Okay. Morgan III ’76.

The Faculty of Engineering affords pc science (ABET accredited), pc engineering (ABET accredited), software program engineering (ABET accredited), electrical engineering (ABET accredited), civil engineering and mechanical engineering. In 2020, the college renovated its decommissioned steam plant to create a state-of-the-art lab area the place college students acquire hands-on expertise as engineers. All six packages within the college deal with fixing real-world issues and prioritize a steadiness of concept and hands-on expertise.

The Morgan’s funding in Shippensburg College college students offers for an engineering scholarship endowment, an engineering analysis endowment, tools and instrumentation for the engineering laboratory, and angel funding {dollars} which can present seed funds for scholar tasks.

Pennsylvania’s State System of Larger Schooling Workforce Wants Evaluation 2016–2026, a complete and detailed analysis of occupation demand and training provide throughout the Commonwealth, tasks a 9 % development in STEM jobs, together with engineers over this era.  An evaluation of workforce outcomes for Shippensburg graduates exhibits that 5 years post-graduation, 63 % of Shippensburg’s STEM graduates are employed within the Commonwealth, with a median earnings of $54,017.

“We’re so grateful for the generosity of Milton and Doreen Morgan and excited to advance the Faculty of Engineering via their beneficiant reward. The Morgans worth innovation, training, and alternative, which is what the Faculty of Engineering is all about. We’re honored to hold the Morgan identify and know it would encourage the following era of engineers effectively into the longer term,” mentioned Dr. Charles E. Patterson, president of Shippensburg College.

An innovator himself, Milton Morgan started working at J. Walter Miller Firm, which was began in a one-car storage in Lancaster in 1887 by his nice grandfather. The corporate grew into a significant producer of business brass and bronze castings, and in 1986, he was named president of the corporate. One of many main accomplishments throughout his presidency was the discount on the corporate’s dependency on the hearth safety business from 98 % to 30 % of its manufacturing, whereas on the similar time persevering with to keep up its place as the biggest producer of sand forged sprinkler heads within the nation. He continued to increase the enterprise by buying a machine store and establishing a shopper merchandise division previous to retiring in 2015.

“Milt and Dory Morgan’s vital philanthropy to the Shippensburg College Basis will advance the mission of Shippensburg College’s Faculty of Engineering and President Patterson’s imaginative and prescient that can make an instantaneous and lasting impression on the lives of Ship’s engineering college students.  The naming of an educational faculty or college is the best degree of recognition the college can bestow.  Now the Morgan identify will probably be synonymous with the Faculty of Engineering and the Engineering Laboratory.”  Dr. Leslie Folmer Clinton, president & CEO, Shippensburg College Basis.

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