Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:59 PM
Atalasoft Pledges $12,000 for WNEC Scholarship
Atalasoft Pledges $12,000 for WNEC
Easthampton, MA – July 31, 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.”
in 2000, Atalasoft is a software development corporation providing imaging
libraries and products for authors of document processing and content
management systems. Atalasoft’s products are used by Fortune 500 companies and
innovators around the world.
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