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July 16, 2012
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Norwich University receives over $250k in donated equipment from LeCroy Corporation, spurs class giving
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University officials announced that LeCroy Corporation has generously donated $267,000 of advanced test and measurement equipment to the Electrical Engineering (EE) department.
The gift was made in honor of Associate Director of Sports Information Charlie Crosby, 1963 alum and former LeCroy employee and his wife, Carole. As such the donation will launch the Class of 1963’s 50th reunion gift leading up to that class’ induction into the “Old Guard” at Homecoming 2013.LeCroy, located in Chestnut Ridge, NY, is a worldwide leader in providing oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers and measurement solutions that enable companies across a wide range of industries to design and test electronic devices of all types.
The new equipment will replace the department’s current machines and place Norwich as a partner for student projects with other schools, elevating the capability of the university to a leader in the field of EE technology.
Recently Norwich President Richard Schneider and department leaders recognized at a dinner LeCroy President Tom Reslewic for his generosity, followed the next day by training on the equipment for professors and students.
“Norwich is one of the oldest engineering schools in America,” Schneider said. “This is a huge investment the LeCroy Corporation is making in Norwich University, and we appreciate it. This gift will help [our students] to become even better engineers.”
At the dinner Reslewic remarked: “Smart people with good leaders – like you all here – have to produce, design and develop things. That’s the value system of LeCroy and of Norwich University, and because of that I am really pleased to be involved with you.”
Chris Busso of LeCroy (far left) works with three Norwich University Students and a professor, to learn about equipment LeCroy recently donated. From left are Anthony Mushaw, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ronald Lessard, Robert Butts and Adam Kocienski.
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