Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Scholarship for Women and Minority Students Accompanies Donated Archives

Thomas L. Phillips, longtime Gordon College trustee and former CEO of Raytheon Company, has donated his Raytheon archives to the College, recognizing its ongoing commitment to science and technology scholarship. The Phillips/Raytheon archives are the second technology related archives housed at Gordon College since Ken Olsen donated the archives from the Digital Equipment Corporation last fall.

To coincide with the donation, William H. Swanson, current Raytheon chairman and CEO, announced at a recent College tribute to Phillips, the creation of the Phillips/Raytheon Scholarship for women and students of color at Gordon College pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The $100,000 scholarship, in honor of Phillips’ service to Raytheon and his commitment to local communities, is the first of its kind for STEM students at the New England campus.

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