Gene Haas Foundation donates $15,000 to SCC machining student scholarships


Kip Asmuth, Haas specialist, second from left, presents a $15,000 check to Corey T. Easter, far left, lead instructor of Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The money will be used for scholarships to support Machining students at the college. Also pictured are Machining students: Nick Coe of Dobson, Chuck Kennington of Mount Airy, Josh Morris of Dobson, Zeb Benge of Mount Airy, Alex Randall of Pilot Mountain, and Chris Edwards of Mount Airy.


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DOBSON — The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave $15,000 to Surry Community College to support scholarships for CNC (computerized numeric control) machinist training.

Kip Asmuth, Haas specialist, made a special trip to visit the Dobson campus and present the check to Corey Easter, lead instructor of Surry’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The money will be used for scholarships given to students who are pursing a certificate, diploma or degree in Machining at the college.

The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.

Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.

Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations. Additional information about the Machining program may be obtained by contacting, Corey Easter at 336-386-3219 or [email protected] The program also can be followed at https://www.facebook.com/surrymachining.

Kip Asmuth, Haas specialist, second from left, presents a $15,000 check to Corey T. Easter, far left, lead instructor of Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The money will be used for scholarships to support Machining students at the college. Also pictured are Machining students: Nick Coe of Dobson, Chuck Kennington of Mount Airy, Josh Morris of Dobson, Zeb Benge of Mount Airy, Alex Randall of Pilot Mountain, and Chris Edwards of Mount Airy.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_HAAS-DONATION_FALL2015-PRINT.jpgKip Asmuth, Haas specialist, second from left, presents a $15,000 check to Corey T. Easter, far left, lead instructor of Surry Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. The money will be used for scholarships to support Machining students at the college. Also pictured are Machining students: Nick Coe of Dobson, Chuck Kennington of Mount Airy, Josh Morris of Dobson, Zeb Benge of Mount Airy, Alex Randall of Pilot Mountain, and Chris Edwards of Mount Airy. Submitted photo
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