Erie, PA, June 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- LORD Corporation (http://www.lord.com/) has announced that Pam Forbes, LORD technical assistant, has been named the 2013 Education Champion by Junior Achievement (JA) of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, plan for the future and make smart academic and economic choices. Forbes was honored for her effort in hosting JA Day at Wattsburg Elementary School in Erie.
The Education Champion Award is presented to a volunteer that has participated with Junior Achievement for a number of years and has been an active supporter of the organization’s mission and purpose of impacting youth. Winners are selected based on their understanding of the importance of programs such as Junior Achievement and for their commitment to exposing youth to the resources and opportunities that exist for them outside the classroom.
Winners of the award were honored at Junior Achievement’s 8th Annual Celebration of Success on June 26 at the Erie Yacht Club. For more information, visit http://janorthwestpa.org/home.
“I am honored to receive the 2013 Education Champion Award,” said Forbes. “Organizations like Junior Achievement are taking proactive roles to help develop our youth and offer them the resources needed to prepare them for future success. I truly enjoyed organizing LORD Corporation JA Day for Wattsburg Elementary students and I look forward to continuing my involvement with Junior Achievement.”
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LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For nearly 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C. and 2012 revenues in excess of $860 million, LORD has more than 2,900 employees in 25 countries and operates 15 manufacturing facilities and nine R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives where we work and live. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.
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