Representatives of Cat Reman (remanufacturing) presented Franklin College officials with a $20,000 grant for student scholarships in October. The grant was made possible by the Caterpillar Foundation, which previously made a $20,000 scholarship grant to the college in 2012.This year’s grant provides assistance for five students: Isaac Beasley ’16, Leighton Gough ’14, Ethan Kegley ’15, Dylan Pasley ’16 and Jordan Segner ’14. Separate from the Caterpillar Foundation’s investment, Cat Reman, a division of global equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Inc., continues its corporate partnership with Franklin College.
The college’s Office of Career Services has partnered with Cat Reman to provide students with valuable internship opportunities. Since the partnership began in 2012, two student interns have been placed for credit at the Franklin facility. Cat Reman operates additional facilities in several other U.S. cities, and abroad, including the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and China. Human Resources Manager Kevin Poad said, “Caterpillar is committed to the communities where its employees live and work. The Caterpillar Foundation’s focus on helping ensure students have access to a quality education is evidence of that.”
Poad added, “I have been continually impressed by the caliber of students and the college faculty at Franklin College. It is clear that Franklin provides a liberal arts education that also prepares students for successful careers in the real world.”
Franklin College President James G. Moseley said, “The college’s corporate partnership with Cat Reman and the generosity of the Caterpillar Foundation have a significant impact on students. Making an investment in the growth and development of our young people supports a pipeline of promising talent who will contribute to the prosperity of Indiana, the region and beyond.
“Franklin College is immensely grateful for Caterpillar’s foresight and continuing support, which helps further our mission of producing graduates who will think independently, lead responsibly and serve with integrity in their professions and communities.”
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 36 majors, 39 minors and 11 pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu.