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General Motors Invests in Ferris, Student Academic Success

Ferris State UniversityGeneral Motors, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, donated a vehicle to Ferris State University for its automotive training program.

The 2014 Buick Regal, donated in April, will be used to train aspiring students who are enrolled in Ferris’ Automotive Engineering Technology program.

“We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Rick Jackson, manager for GM’s Educational Programs. “Our commitment to our customers goes well beyond building a quality product. Our dedication to excellence starts at the training level by partnering with schools in communities around the globe to share our collective passion for the automotive industry and to educate, inspire and motivate tomorrow’s engineers.”

“Ferris plays an important role in helping the auto industry fill a critical need: developing and retaining skilled technology engineers,” said Ben Upham, Automotive Department Coordinator. “This generous donation from GM enables us to deliver the highest quality education to our students.”

For more information about the Automotive Engineering Technology program, click here.

CAPTION: In front is Ashmi Haria, Aftersales Program Readiness Manager from General Motors. The students are (from left to right beginning with the third person) Anthony Rawls, Nipunalalith Palihawadanage, Kreg Kohl, Nicki Snyder and Erin Sutton. Also pictured with the students (second from the left) is Larry Schult, dean of Ferris’ College of Engineering Technology and (far right), Ben Upham, Automotive Department coordinator at Ferris.