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April 5, 2007

Kokomo technology students to receive record amount in scholarships

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's College of Technology will award a record $61,000 in scholarships to students studying at the Kokomo location next year. 

The 29 students receiving these scholarships will be honored at a banquet on May 24 at the Kelly Center on the Indiana University-Kokomo campus.

"Because many of these scholarships are made possible by the generosity of local individuals and businesses, it speaks volumes to the value of the contributions our students and graduates make to this community," said Thomas K. Capozzoli, Kokomo location director and a professor of organizational leadership and supervision.

"We are extremely pleased this year to be able to offer students more funds than ever before to help them attain their educational goals while at Purdue."

Speaking at the banquet will be Debbie Poppas, general director of engineering, customer satisfaction and program management at Delphi Electronics & Safety in Kokomo. The event is sponsored by the Purdue Kokomo 400 Club, a group that supports the university's local programs.

Purdue began offering degrees in Kokomo in 1967. Through its Kokomo location, the College of Technology offers bachelor's degrees in computer and information technology, electrical and computer engineering, and organizational leadership and supervision, and associate's degrees in computer graphics technology and mechanical engineering technology.

Purdue's College of Technology educates more than 5,000 undergraduate students at 11 locations throughout Indiana.

Writer: Kim Medaris, (765) 494-6998, kmedaris@purdue.edu

Source: Thomas K. Capozzoli, (765) 455-9218, capozzol@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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