The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) have announced that Daniel R. DeVos, who has led CTC for 21 years and who will retire in January 2009, has been honored for his career achievements with a $50,000 scholarship endowment in his name. CTC has spearheaded this endowment fund, called the Daniel R. DeVos Science and Technology Scholarship. With Dan’s leadership, the company has grown from 15 to more than 1,400 employees at over 50 locations across the nation. The scholarship will support senior students of high academic standing and financial need, who are majoring in Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Nursing or some other technology and/or scientific major. Mr. DeVos has served on the Pitt-Johnstown Advisory Board for two decades.
The news of this scholarship endowment was given to Mr. DeVos at an event held on December 6, 2008. Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., president of CTC, said at the presentation, "CTC is pleased and proud to fund this endowment. We felt that this would be an appropriate tribute to Dan because of the high value he places on education, science, and technology." Mr. DeVos, who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, studied Civil Engineering at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and holds a Master’s degree in Education/Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
“This scholarship is a most fitting tribute to the significant contributions that Mr. DeVos has made to CTC and to our community, and for his outstanding service to Pitt-Johnstown and our Advisory Board. We are grateful for the excellent opportunity that this creates for our students to help them fulfill their dreams of pursuing higher education in the sciences and preparing for careers in the real world,” commented Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar.
E. Jeanne Gleason, chair of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board, emeritus trustee at the University of Pittsburgh, and member of the CTC Board of Directors, said, "During his tenure, Mr. DeVos has led by example. His leadership in our region will live on through his achievements and through this important endowment, which creates a legacy for future generations."
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.