AMETEK, Inc. Gives $25,000 to Point Park University to Create Engineering Scholarship Thursday, May 20, 2021
“We were impressed that the student body is both nationally and globally diverse, being composed of individuals from 49 states and 32 countries. Additionally, the University is vital to our local community, as 58 percent of the student population comes from the 10-county Southwest Pennsylvania region.”
“We’re honored AMETEK has chosen Point Park for this scholarship,” said Gregg Johnson, Ph.D., chair of Point Park’s Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology. “It brings with it life-changing possibilities for the student who is selected.”
The gift is in recognition of the Process & Analytical Instruments Division (P&AI) being named the recipient of AMETEK’s 2020 Helmut N. Friedlaender Leadership Award. The Friedlaender Award was established by AMETEK’s Board of Directors in 2006 to honor the late Helmut N. Friedlaender, who served on the company’s board for more than 50 years. The award is intended to foster leadership development, motivate team performance and reward AMETEK divisions that promote diversity and inclusion.
“As a Point Park MBA program alumnus, I am pleased to present this $25,000 scholarship donation to the University on behalf of the AMETEK Foundation,” said David Mollish, vice president of human resources for AMETEK’s P&AI Division. “At AMETEK, social responsibility is one of our core values, and we believe that promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, is an important way to enrich the community we serve.”
Mollish said Point Park’s pride in STEM, deep Pittsburgh urban roots and its focus on diversity and inclusion – a core value for AMETEK – factored into the decision.
“We were impressed that the student body is both nationally and globally diverse, being composed of individuals from 49 states and 32 countries,” Mollish said. “Additionally, the University is vital to our local community, as 58 percent of the student population comes from the 10-county Southwest Pennsylvania region.”