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Lawrence Tech honors corporate partners

Release Date: January 28, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University is unveiling the new LTU Corporate Partners recognition wall for significant corporate relationships that enhance educational and career opportunities for students and alumni. A ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 8-9 a.m. on the top level of the Buell Management Building at LTU, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.

Selection as an LTU Corporate Partner is based on significant support in four areas: academic programming, applied research and industry-sponsored projects, career pathways for LTU graduates, and a strong history of philanthropic support.

The inaugural roster of LTU Corporate Partners includes Aramark Higher Education, AT&T, AVL, Barnes & Noble College, Barton Malow, Chase, the Chrysler Foundation, Chrysler LLC, Comerica, Consumers Energy, Denso, DTE Energy, Dow, Eaton, Federal Mogul, Ford Motor Company Fund, Grant Thornton, General Motors, Harley Ellis Devereaux, Huntington, IBM, ITC Holdings Corp., Johnson Controls, JPRA Architects, Kahn, Lear Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Masco Corporation Foundation, Meritor, Michigan First Credit Union, Microsoft, Nissan, Roush, Siemens, Toyota and Walbridge.

The logos are displayed in a prominent location inside the main entrance of the Buell Management Building en route to the president’s office.

“Over the years our corporate partners have played a significant role in helping our students meet their educational goals and get a head start on their careers,” said LTU President Virinder Moudgil. “Highlighting the significant contributions of our corporate partners points out the value of an LTU education and career opportunities that so often result from internships, co-ops or projects prior to graduation.”

Other speakers at the recognition ceremony will be:

• Lloyd Reuss, chairman of LTU’s Board of Trustees.
• MaryAnn Wright, an LTU trustee who is vice president of engineering and product development at Johnson Controls Power Solutions.
• Vincent Dow, an LTU trustee and alumnus who is vice president and chief engineer for Distribution Operations at DTE Energy.
• Robert Trecapelli, an LTU alumnus who is director of Digital Innovation/PLM/EPIC at Ford Motor Company.

To learn more about partnering with LTU, see www.ltu.edu/partners or email partnerships@ltu.edu.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.