Ring Container Technologies Inc.
has made a big committment to supporting engeering education: a $300,000 gift to establish the Ring Companies Professorship Fund at the Herff College of Engineering
at the University of Memphis.
The donation is one of largest gifts in the history of the college.
In making the gift, Carl Ring, chairman of Oakland, Tenn.-based Ring Container and Rapac LP, lauded the college as an asset to the Memphis community.
"For many years, we at Ring Companies have worked with its faculty and students and have found them to be highly skilled and among the best we've dealt with in the nation. I hope this endowment will support the college in its continued pursuit of excellence, and will allow us to say thank you to a group that highly deserves it," he said.
The professorships will recognize outstanding faculty in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering for their exceptional classroom instruction and scholarly contributions to the field of engineering. Recipients will be appointed for three years.
"The generosity of Ring in providing this support for the Herff College of Engineering is truly a transformative gift," said Dean Richard Warder. "It will enable us to make significant progress in our efforts to attract and retain the outstanding faculty whose instruction and research provide our University of Memphis engineering students with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace."