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Montana Tech to receive donations from Newmont Mining


3/9/2011

Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers, will present Montana Tech with two donations this coming Friday, March 11, 2011. Robbie Redekopp, a 2006 Montana Tech Business graduate and Subject Matter Expert-Finance with Newmont, will present the checks to the campus on behalf of Newmont Mining. The check presentation will take place at 2:15 pm in the Kelley-Stewart Room in Montana Tech’s Student Union Building.

The two checks include a $63,750 donation, which is the third and final installment for the Newmont Mining Scoreboard. The second check for $250,000 is Newmont’s annual support of Montana Tech and the core programs from where Newmont derives the next generation of technical expertise and leaders.

Newmont’s $250,000 gift is in support of Montana Tech’s comprehensive campaign, Strengthening Foundations...Ensuring the Future, will be used for the following purposes as designated by Newmont:

  • Scholarship support for students in the Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Occupational Safety & Health Departments;
  • Salary supplements for faculty in the Mining Engineering Department;
  • Funding for the Newmont Professor in the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department; and
  • Unrestricted support for the Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Occupational Safety & Health Departments; the Montana Tech Library; and Digger Athletics.

Montana Tech’s campaign is a seven-year campaign to raise funds for students, programs, faculty, and capital projects at Montana Tech. "Newmont has consistently supported Montana Tech with financial donations and the hiring of our students and graduates," said Mike Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Development and Student Services and President of the Montana Tech Foundation. "Newmont is a Montana Tech KEY VIP and we are proud to have them as a partner."

"I know the new scoreboard was a huge success and the talk of Montana," said Marc Le Vier, Newmont Mining Senior Director, Metallurgical Services. "Joe McClafferty’s vision became reality and Tech is on its way to championship levels on and off the field. We are proud to be a part of the family that made this happen."

"The Newmont donation helps enhance the library’s environment by funding the creation of open, student spaces for scholarly gathering, research, and social interaction," said Ann St. Clair, Library Director.

"Newmont has a rich legacy in the state of Montana, and 2011 marks our 90th anniversary celebration," added Le Vier. "We hold our Montana Tech relationship in high esteem as we commemorate 90 years as a world-class mining company. Montana Tech is an integral part of our history and our organization."

For more information, please contact Amanda Badovinac, Director of Public Relations, at 406-496-4828 or abadovinac@mtech.edu.