Leviton’s $250,000 gift to name a state-of-the-art engineering lab is the latest donation made during this fundraising period for the new NCSSM-Morganton campus, slated to open in 2021. NCSSM-Morganton promises academically-talented students from anywhere in North Carolina the opportunity to study advanced classes with top instructors and mentors in STEM fields with an added focus on data science. Recognizing the contributions NCSSM has made in its four decades of educating business leaders, entrepreneurs, and even astronauts, stakeholders from across the state see NCSSM-Morganton as a catalyst for economic development in the western part of the state and are helping to develop the campus and curriculum through monetary donations.
“For over 50 years, Leviton has been proud to be a part of Morganton and Burke County and has been dedicated to supporting the advancement of this community and Western North Carolina,” said Glenn Privette, Director of Human Resources for Leviton. Tim Lockard, Senior Director of Operations added, “It is exciting to see and to be a part of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics’ historic expansion to a new campus in our region. This school is vital to the development and future of our educational system and youth.”
Kevin Baxter, Director of Western Campus Planning, was honored to accept the check on behalf of NCSSM-Morganton on Monday, and he is excited to see fundraising gaining momentum as the campus development continues.
Originally published April 4, 2019.