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Gene Haas Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to Nash Community College


The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Nash Community College a $40,000 grant to support scholarships and student competition teams.

A portion of the grant will support the sponsorship of a competition highlighting the CNC/Machining program. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled in a CNC technologist or CNC machining-based engineering program at NCC.

The Gene Haas Foundation was founded in 1999 by Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools. Haas Automation, Inc. began in 1983 as a manufacturer of economical and reliable machine tools.

“Nash Community College enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Gene Haas Foundation, and their generosity has assisted many students in preparing to enter the workforce,” Vice President of Advancement Pam Ballew said. “We remain extremely grateful to them for their commitment.”

In September 2021, the college held a ceremony to commemorate the naming of the Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing on the south end of campus. The building is used Electrical Systems Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Robotics training.