Ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 19 for new resource for engineering students

November 19, 2015 | Events, UToday, Engineering
By Meghan Cunningham



The University of Toledo College of Engineering will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Nov. 19, for a new conference room that will serve as a resource to connect students with potential employers.

The new Dana Conference Room, located on the first floor of Nitschke Hall, will be dedicated at 10 a.m. George Constand, chief technical and quality officer for Dana Holding Corp., which sponsored the project, will be joined at the ceremony by UT President Sharon L. Gaber, College of Engineering Dean Nagi Naganathan and Vice President for Advancement Sam McCrimmon.

“Thanks to Dana Holding Corporation’s interest in the future success of our students, we were able to add this conference room to the college’s Career Development Center to provide a much needed meeting space and video conferencing technology that will allow our students to interview for co-op and full-time positions in other states and even abroad,” Naganathan said.

Dana is an active member of the UT College of Engineering’s Corporate Partners Program that connects the college to local industries to anticipate changes in the field of engineering to better prepare students for their careers and to meet the needs of the employers who will hire UT graduates.

Dana’s support of the UT College of Engineering spans more than half a century when the corporation donated more than $1 million to support a new Engineering-Science Building that was dedicated in 1960. Since then, Dana has continued to support the expansion of the college’s laboratory and classroom facilities.