Augusta Tech receives $1 million pledge for manufacturing and engineering technology

The T.R. & N. Reddy Foundation has pledged $1 million to support Augusta Technical College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology initiatives. The gift will support student scholarships, academic programming and capital projects associated with the school.

The gift comes on the heels of the institution’s recent announcement of the development of a new 81,000 square feet advanced manufacturing and engineering technology building that will be built in Columbia County with support of Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia State Legislature, according to a June 29 news release from Augusta Technical College.

“My wife Niranjini and I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the growth of Augusta Tech and its contribution to Augusta in general, particularly the young population, to equip them with technical qualifications, be it for their careers and/or to become entrepreneurs,” said T.R. Reddy in a prepared statement. “We hope these funds will help those who otherwise may not be able to acquire the skills.”

In honor of this pledge, the college’s academic school will be renamed the T.R. Reddy School of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology pending approval from the Technical College System’s State Board of Directors.

“The Augusta Tech Family is elated and appreciative of this transformative gift provided by T.R and his wife Niranjini. This gift is timely as the college seeks to grow the workforce exponentially in the areas of advanced manufacturing, industrial, and engineering technology. This gift will leave an indelible legacy for the next generation of Augusta Tech graduates for years to come,” said Jermaine Whirl, Augusta Tech president.

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