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Posted: December 27, 2008 5:00 a.m.

C.R. Bard donates $4,000 to DeKalb Technical College

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(Left to right) Helen Mathis, vice president of Institutional Advancement; Mary Russell, instructor, C. R. Bard Inc.; employee and DeKalb Tech program advisory board member Liz Allgood who continues to serve DeKalb Tech on the program's advisory b...

C.R. Bard Inc. donated a $4,000 grant to DeKalb Technical college Business Office Technology program at the Covington Campus for curriculum upgrades.

Liz Allgood, a 1998 graduate of the Business Office Technology diploma program at DeKalb Tech, knew that her employer C. R. Bard Inc. through their foundation supported higher education and highly skilled employees.

"Liz was instrumental in helping us to obtain this grant from Bard‘s corporate foundation," said Mary Russell program instructor and adviser for Ms. Allgood's class.

Updated curricula are designed to satisfy increasing demands for skilled administrative assistants. The equipment provided through this grant specifically supports curriculum upgrades that lead to improvements in students' business English and oral communication skills, presentation and visual communication skills, and desktop publishing and technology skills.

"The tools and equipment provided through this grant, including a digital camera, camcorder, scanner, DVD player and recorders and colored printer, will enable students to learn better communications skills as well as desktop publishing and electronic communications that reflect up-to-date industry quality standards and the demands of today's workplace," said DeKalb Technical College President Dr. Robin Hoffman. "We appreciate the support of C. R. Bard, Inc."

For more information on the Business Office Technology program at DeKalb Technical College, contact Ms. Russell at 404-297-9522 or go to www.dekalbtech.edu.


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