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  • Mission Statement: The Foundry Educational Foundation
    strengthens the metal casting industry by
    supporting unique partnerships among
    students,educators and industry, helping
    today's students become tomorrow's leaders.

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      Dr. Katherine E. Mortimer Scholarship

            for Women in Metal Casting



Dr. Katherine E. MortimerThe Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) announces a new scholarship program endowed by a $100,000 gift from Dr. Katherine E. Mortimer, a dynamic business leader and benefactor of the organization. The Dr. Katherine E. Mortimer Scholarship for Women in Metal Casting will serve to increase the number of women pursuing a career in metal casting, an industry in which females are generally underrepresented. The first annual scholarship from this endowment will be presented to a select female student in November at the FEF College Industry Conference. Read more about Dr. Mortimer

McCLELLAND ROBERT BRUCE. Longtime resident of Birmingham and Lake Charlevoix, passed away peacefully May 19, 2013 at the age of 78. - See more at: http://deathnotices.michigan.com/view-single.php?id=319296&Submit=View+Notice+%2F+Guest+Book#sthash.cousMcNe.dpuf

Conference Update

CIC Delegates

2012 CIC Recap


The FEF College Industry Conference was recently held at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Over 280 industry executives (including nine FEF Past Presidents), student delegates, key professors and university administrators were in attendance this year.

The conference began on Thursday, November 15, with the Career Information Session which gave 81 student delegates the opportunity to interact with representatives of 43 companies in the metal casting industry. The Information Session and social time before and after the event is structured to facilitate the sharing of job opportunities and to connect students to potential employers in the industry.

During the General Session on Friday, the following speakers their vast experiences in the metal casting industry: Dwight Barnhard (Superior Aluminum Castings), Mo Lynn (Fairmount Minerals), and John Keough (Applied Process).

The FEF/AFS Distinguished Professor Award was given to FEF Key Professor, Scott Giese, University of Northern Iowa, in recognition of his demonstrated personal interest in his students, as well as his knowledge of the industry. As part of the luncheon this year, the Student Delegate scholarships were presented (see next page for complete list) – 20 students were awarded a total of $44,500.00. Additionally, the Keith Millis and Ron Ruddle scholarship recipients were announced, as well as the recipient of the first William Allan Hunter Scholarship.

At the Annual Reception on the evening of November 16, FEF's highest award, the E.J. Walsh Award, was presented to longtime FEF Board Member & Treasurer, Rob Steele.