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Freightliner CEO to Present $100,000 Donation to PSU at Reception, Dec. 8
Author: David Santen, Office of University Communications (503-725-8789)
Posted: December 6, 2006

What:
Freightliner President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Patterson, Chief Operating Officer Roger Nielsen and Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technology Elmar Boeckenhoff will be recognized at a reception this Friday. The ceremony commemorates Freightliner’s ongoing support of engineering programs at Portland State University, including Freightliner’s $100,000 sponsorship of the new Fluids Measurement Lab, housed in the recently dedicated Engineering Building at PSU’s Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology.

PSU President Dan Bernstine and Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Dean Robert Dryden will host the event.
       
When:
   
Friday, December 8, 2006, 4–6 p.m., remarks at 4:30 p.m.
       
Where: 
  
Engineering Building atrium, Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology (1930 SW Fourth Ave., Portland, Ore., 97201)
       
Contact: 
  
For more information, contact Cindy Bernert-Coppola, 503-725-5246, or coppola@cecs.pdx.edu.
       
Background:
   
Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner LLC produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

Portland State’s new engineering building, which opened in early 2006, is a key element of the University’s increased emphasis on engineering, science and technology, enhancing interaction and learning within the Maseeh College in order to serve more students, increase research funding and expand industry collaborations. The 130,000 square-foot facility includes classrooms, offices, and 41 research and teaching labs, and is Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified for sustainable design.

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For Immediate Release (#06-141)