Case donates wheel loader, mini excavator to Pittsburg State University

June 12, 2019 -  By
Photo: Case Construction Equipment

Photo: Case Construction Equipment

Case Construction Equipment donated a 521F wheel loader and CX17C mini excavator to Pittsburg State University‘s (Kansas) diesel and heavy equipment bachelor’s of applied sciences program.

The donated equipment gives students hands-on training for careers including off-road diesel engine technicians and engineers at major global manufacturers. Pittsburg State’s program — one of about 10 in the country that provides a four-year degree in automotive and heavy equipment technology — is recognized nationally for its quality of education and its alumni who remain engaged long after they graduate.

Three of those first graduates of the program (Dallas Grothusen (2000), Kelly Burgess (2001) and Ted Polzer (2002)), represented Case in presenting the school with the equipment.

“We are proof of the value of secondary education in engineering and diesel engine technology, and it’s with great pride that we work with a manufacturer who recognizes the importance of providing the next generation with the tools to succeed in this industry,” said Polzer, director of product and customer support, Case. “Bringing this technology to our alma mater and empowering these students to succeed at the next level greatly improves our entire industry.”

Pittsburg State President Steve Scott adds, “They benefited from the investment other people have made, and now full circle they’re coming back to help that next generation. It’s not just a donation, it’s an investment in our students, in Pittsburg State University, and in Case, the better our graduates are, the better your business is going to be.”

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