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Glass/pottery manufacturers award scholarship to AU student

Hope Fenton of Elmira, a senior majoring in materials science & engineering in the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, is this year’s recipient of a scholarship from the Associated Glass and Pottery Manufacturers (AGPM.)

Fenton, a graduate of Southside High School, is a daughter of Harris Thomas and Helen Miller of Elmira, NY.

The AGPM is an association founded in 1923 to promote the glass and pottery industries in the United States through public exhibitions and education.

“The Association of Glass and Pottery Manufacturers is very pleased with the support for the scholarship program by the Alfred professors and student body. The three-year program, now in its second year, is being reviewed for improvements in the future and potential continuation thanks to the interest that it has generated in the Association,” said Robert Gonze, who chairs an association committee working to enhance recognition of the glass and pottery-manufacturing segment and encourage recruitment at the collegiate level.

Current members of the AGPM include: Blenko Glass Co., Inc., Milton, WV; Burley Clay Products, Inc., Roseville, Ohio; CMS USA, Inc., Houston, TX; Custom Deco, Inc., Toledo, Ohio; Fenton Glass Art Co., Williamstown, WV; Glassautomatic/Rolf Glass, Mt. Pleasant, PA; The Hall China Co., East Liverpool, Ohio; The Homer Laughlin China Co., Inc., Newell, WV; Lenox, Inc., Bristol, PA; McCoy Limited Roseville, PA; Saint-Gobain Container Co., France; Simon Pearce Glass Co., Windsor, VT; Steuben Glass, Corning, NY; Susquehanna Glass Co., Columbia, PA; Treasured Editions Co., Ellenboro, WV; and Youghiogheny Glass Co., Connellsville, PA.

The materials-based engineering programs at Alfred – biomedical materials science engineering, ceramic engineering, glass science and materials science –are part of the state-supported College of Ceramics at AU and are included, along with electrical and mechanical engineering, in the Inamori School of Engineering. The College of Ceramics also includes the School of Art & Design, with its top-rated programs in ceramic art and glass art.