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PITTSBURGH-BASED QUALITY AGGREGATES CREATES
AWARD FOR LAUREL HIGH SCHOLARS
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
-- Quality Aggregates, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based surface mining and
land reclamation company, has committed to a $20,000 donation to
Slippery Rock University to create the Quality Aggregates
Scholarship for graduates of New Castle’s Laurel High
Under the plan,
administered by the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., the
nonprofit manager of charitable resources for the university, the
first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded next spring to the Laurel
High graduate with the highest grade-point-average, applying and
being admitted to SRU for fall 2006.
“This is a
very important scholarship,” says President Robert Smith,
noting, “It will allow a deserving Laurel High graduate the
opportunity to attend SRU. We are deeply appreciative of Quality
Aggregates, and especially its president, Joe Aloe. His leadership
in giving back to the community in which the company operates and
in recognizing the need for such scholarships are to be commended.
We thank both him and Quality Aggregates for their generosity and
year, Quality Aggregates donated limestone boulders produced at its
Princeton, Pa., quarry, moving them to campus to create a walkway
rock sculpture on the main quad near Bailey Library. The donation
helped beautify the campus.
“Safety, environmental stewardship and community relations
are essential in today’s mineral extraction industry. QAI is
proud of its on-going affiliation with Slippery Rock
Rock University Foundation, Inc. provides $4.3 million annually for
programs and projects under way on campus, including more than $1.2
million in direct student scholarship aid provided by donors and
those creating both endowed and special scholarships.
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