Release date: 8/2/2007
Atalasoft Pledges $12,000 for WNEC Scholarship
Easthampton, MA – August 2, 2007 – Atalasoft, Inc. has agreed to contribute to an annual scholarship fund for Western New England College, WNEC, in Springfield, Massachusetts. WNEC is known for more than 30 outstanding academic programs for men and women that are focused on turning individuals into leaders in their field and in their communities. 37,000 alumni of WNEC are working and living around the world.
Located in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Atalasoft, committed to helping develop Western Massachusetts as a technology region, will donate $12,000 to the WNEC scholarship fund for strong candidates in the computer science discipline.
"I would like to thank Atalasoft for funding these scholarships," says Ali Rafieymehr, chair, Computer Science and Information Technology at Western New England College. "Financial aid is so important to our students, and it is one of the priorities of the College's current comprehensive campaign." The goal of Transformations: The Campaign for Western New England College, is to raise $20 million by December 31, 2007. "Our department already has a close working relationship with Atalasoft. In fact, one of our students is completing an internship there. There is an increasing need for well-trained computer scientists in the global economy, and these scholarships will help prepare students for careers at outstanding companies such as Atalasoft," says Rafieymehr, who is also an associate professor of computer science and information technology.
"Western Massachusetts is a region that needs to transition from collapsed manufacturing industries to a knowledge economy," said Bill Bither, President of Atalasoft. "Local investment in computer science and information technology education is one of several required steps that need to be taken in order for this area to recover and to succeed. Atalasoft is eager to support area students who are interested in the kinds of programs that will support this progressive economy."
Established in 2000, Atalasoft, Inc. is a provider of document imaging technology and tools for the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) market in the form of reusable software development toolkits. Atalasoft sells to enterprises and ISVs with a need to develop custom applications or extend existing applications with requirements for document capture, cleanup and intelligence, annotation, and desktop or web image viewing.
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