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Robin Stauffer, Executive Director of the High Foundation, Presented With Our Distinguished Service Award

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#ICYMI: we presented Robin Stauffer, Executive Director of the High Foundation, with our Distinguished Service Award at our #ClassOf2022 Commencement!

Our Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding achievements and significant contributions to #TSCT through creativity and dedication in serving students, advocating and leadership promoting positive change at the College, and exemplary service to the College. We seek recipients whose values are consistent with our founder, Thaddeus Stevens, who believed in the dignity, civil rights, and values of each human being - regardless of race, sex, religion, or heritage.

Robin was selected as the recipient of this award in recognition of her role in leading the High Foundation's focus on cultural and economic vibrancy, and their deep commitment to the Lancaster community. The High Foundation's investment in education and ongoing commitment to #TSCT has improved our facilities and benefitted our students, removing barriers to higher education for a more equitable tomorrow. Robin is a respected leader in the Lancaster community who has built, developed, and cultivated the relationship with the college, utilizing the Foundation’s resources to support and further our mission.

As Executive Director of the High Foundation, Robin works with the High Family and Board of Trustees to achieve its mission of aligning with community organizations that support constructive change within areas of identified need, and to develop its own projects that create positive impact. The Foundation’s current focuses are to eliminate poverty in Lancaster County and throughout south-central Pennsylvania by supporting efforts focused on systemic change. It also prefers to invest in projects and organizations that improve the City of Lancaster with regard to aesthetics, cultural and artistic venues, and other initiatives that lead to enhanced economic vibrancy for the entire community. The Foundation also assists High co-workers in meeting the costs of college education for their children through a competitive scholarship program.

The S. Dale High Leadership Center is the epicenter of High Family philanthropy and community outreach and a place where business and community leaders come together to inspire each other, to share ideas, and to help shape our world. It is also home to The High Family Office, where Robin serves as Manager, supporting efforts that attend to shareholder structure, succession planning, and meeting High companies’ capital requirements.

Robin is a member of the Board of the Lancaster General Health Foundation, and a past Board member of the United Way of Lancaster County, where she served on the Executive Committee and as an inaugural member of Women UNITED. She chaired the annual County-wide United Way Campaign in 2008. Robin was recognized with the Central Penn Business Journal's Women of Influence Award for Community Achievement, and more recently was inducted into its Circle of Excellence, a new award that recognizes women at the pinnacle of their careers and/or lifetime achievement.

We’re grateful to Robin for her support, and for the impactful and important work she does on behalf of our collective community!

Students Compete in Semi-Final Project MFG Competition

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We’re incredibly proud of these Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) and Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology (MFWT) students – they worked hard and earned their way to the Project MFG Clash of Trades Regional Competition, recently held in Nashville!

This multi-faceted advanced manufacturing competition provided plenty of real-world, high pressure situations – similar to what’s experienced in the industry. Problem solving and process development are skills essential to these professions, and this competition created opportunities to practice and strengthen these skills. 

“I’m very proud of each student and all that they accomplished throughout this challenging competition – they should be very proud of themselves, too,” said Jared Keim, a CIM instructor.

Although our team didn’t advance to the final round, which was the national competition, their hard work took them incredibly far, and they’ve created a legacy that will inspire future #TSCT students to follow in their footsteps.

“We plan to participate in this competition again next year, and will invite these students back to share their insight and help our future student participants prepare for the road ahead,” added Jim Stewart, an MFWT instructor.

Go Bulldogs!

Pictured from left to right: Ranzel Veras de la Cruz (CIM), Cooper Davis (MFWT), Cameron Shank (CIM), and Justin Manganello (CIM)

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