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Feb. 08, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Alcoa donates $2,500 to SRU scholarships, travel fund

Alcoa, the world's leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world's largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina with offices in Pittsburgh, has presented Slippery Rock University’s safety management department $2,500 to be used for scholarship and student travel.

Joseph Cali, SRU professor and chair of safety management, accepted the check from Jeffrey Shockey, director of corporate safety at ALCOA, on behalf of the department.

“Aloca has been a longtime supporter of our program, and we certainly thank them for their continued support. This funding will certainly benefit our students,” Cali said.

Last year, SRU’s department of safety management received $25,000 from the Aloca Foundation to assist in purchasing equipment for the safety labs at the University.

“ Alcoa recruits safety management majors from Slippery Rock University for both internships and safety positions. The department values the relationship it has with Aloca and Mr. Shockey,” Cali said.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.