• Charlie ’67 and Christine Zoulias, regular 1909 Society members, have given $5000 to support the Nursing program and the new teaching lab project.
• Engelberth Construction has paid the first installment ($20K) on their very generous $100,000 pledge towards the new TDS Center. Pierre LeBlanc ’78 is president of Engelberth Construction, and this company has done many major projects on the KSC campus, including the TDS Center.
• Former USNH trustee Andy Lietz and his wife Donna have made a $2500 unrestricted gift to the College, thus continuing their 1909 Society membership.
• KSC’s Grant and Contract Administrator, Susan Ericson-West, on behalf of the West family, has made a gift of $10,000 in memory of her husband, Vaughn West. This unrestricted gift will be used in the Theatre and Dance department.
• We’re also finalizing a number of very significant gifts-in-kind that support of the Nursing Lab project. Look for these details in the near future.
Keene State College’s Technology, Design and Safety Center (TDS Center), which opened in October of 2012, is now the third-largest producer of solar energy on the Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) system. Manchester International Airport is the top solar-power producer and Favorite Foods in Somersworth is the second. There are currently 719 customers throughout the PSNH service area that are generating all or a portion of their electricity via the sun.
The large solar array atop the TDS Center became functional in May and is projected to produce 15 percent of the building’s power needs. This milestone brings the TDS Center closer to LEED Platinum certification for its energy efficiency. “The building houses state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, which in sum use a great deal of energy,” KSC Interim President Jay Kahn said. “These solar panels will significantly reduce our dependence on traditional electricity sources. It’s a win-win.”
Because of the center’s sustainable design, the College received $150,000 in energy rebates from PSNH, which helped offset the cost of the solar system array system.
Technology, Design and Safety Assistant Professor Bart Sapeta was recently recognized as one of New Hampshire’s top “40 Under 40” young professionals for his achievements and his personal contributions to the community. Read what the Union Leader had to say about him.
Assistant Professor of Management Emily Porschitz was also nominated for her positive impact on young professionals through her advocacy and professional activities that cultivate emerging talent in the state.
American Institute of Architects New Hampshire chapter (AIANH) has bestowed its Merit Award on KSC’s LEED Platinum-certified Technology Design and Safety Center at the 2012 Excellence in Architecture Design Awards ceremony.