Cameron University received a $15,000 donation from Stanley, Inc. recently during a brief ceremony on the main campus in Lawton. The gift, presented by Mike Sapenter, Vice President, Software Engineering and Integration, for Stanley, will to be used to support CU students by enhancing the capabilities in computing and technology specifically in the areas of software engineering and systems training.
"We are very proud of the partnership between Stanley and Cameron University," said CU President Cindy Ross. "This donation will provide our students advanced learning opportunities that will better prepare them to obtain jobs in these exciting and high demand career fields."
"I am proud to present this donation to Cameron University on behalf of Stanley to support their future technology programs," said Sapenter. "Our employees are one of the main ingredients to our success in providing mission-essential solutions to our customers and Cameron has supported us by providing exceptional people for those jobs."
According to Sapenter, more than 100 of Stanley's employees in the Lawton area are graduates of Cameron.
Stanley has been a long-time supporter of Cameron University. Several members of the company's staff serve on university program advisory boards and are active in the new Tech Night program being offered at Cameron's Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies.
In addition, the company has been a President's Partner since 2001 and recently sponsored a 3-D animation competition for Cameron University and Great Plains Technology Center students on the CU campus.
Photo caption: CU President Cindy Ross accepts a donation from Stanley, Inc.'s Mike Sapenter. Also on hand are (left) Dr. John McArthur, CU Vice President for Academic Affairs, (2nd from right) Toney Stricklin, Stanley, Inc.; and (right) Albert Johnson, Jr., CU Vice President for University Advancement.
July 27, 2009