GM gives $15,000 to College of Business

GM presentation

Pictured between Pete and Penny are left to right: Joe Piechocki, Lordstown Complex personnel director; Betty Jo Licata, dean of YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration; and Glenn Johnson, president of UAW Local 1112.

Flanked by Youngstown State University mascots Pete and Penny Penguin, members of the Lordstown Complex joint leadership team present a $15,000 GM Foundation Plant City grant to the YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration. The presentation took place Nov. 3 on the field of Stambaugh Stadium.

The grant is to be used for student economic and professional development programs and to strengthen the business school’s mentorship and international business initiatives. “We are so fortunate and proud to have the General Motors Co. and the GM Foundation as key stakeholders and supporters of our community,” WCBA Dean Betty Jo Licata said. “GM’s presence means a great deal to our educational efforts and with the success of the Chevrolet Cruze at the Lordstown Complex. It adds a sense of pride and accomplishment to our community.”

In 2012, the GM Foundation will provide more than $1 million in funding to nearly 200 organizations in 43 plant cities where GM employees live and work. Through these grants, the GM Foundation is building stronger communities and enriching the lives of its neighbors.