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Fuji Electric Corporation Donates State-of-the-Art Equipment to BSC Electrical Engineering Technology Program (w/photo)

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Fuji Electric Corporation of America recently donated five variable frequency drives to Bluefield State College’s Electrical Engineering Technology program.  Terry Webb (center) Fuji Engineering Manager and a BSC alumnus, is flanked  by Karen Harvey (left), Executive Director/BSC Foundation, and Roy Pruett, BSC Professor & Electrical Engineering Technology Department Head during a recent ceremony at the College.

(Bluefield)—Fuji Electric Corporation of America recently donated several state-of-the-art devices to the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Bluefield State College.  The equipment donation included six variable frequency drives and was arranged by Fuji Electrical Corporation engineering management personnel Terry Webb and Mike Royal, both of whom are BSC alumni. “Terry and Mike also attended the 2009 Job Fair at Bluefield State College, in hopes of hiring some of our graduates for Fuji Electric,” noted Roy Pruett/BSC Professor & Electrical Engineering Technology Department Head.

“These units will be used for programming in the Electrical Controls, AC/DC Machinery and the Programmable Controllers laboratories,” Pruett continued.  “This equipment helps us to provide relevant, current instruction to our students.  As a result, we are able to maintain a job placement rate of well over 90% in our students’ field of study.

“Gifts in kind from Fuji Electric and other technology firms are greatly appreciated,” added Karen Harvey/BSC Foundation Executive Director, “and they are fully tax deductible.”