News Release

Dalton State Announces Gift from OMNOVA Solutions

December 13, 2013

Dr. John O. Schwenn, Dan Rogers, David Elrod
Dan Rogers, OMNOVA Solutions’ Business Director-Carpet Chemicals, center, presents the company’s gift to Dalton State President Dr. John O. Schwenn, left, and Director of Institutional Advancement David Elrod.

The Dalton State Foundation recently received an unrestricted gift from the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation based in Fairlawn, Ohio.

OMNOVA Solutions is a manufacturer of commercial wall coverings, upholstery fabrics, and laminates for finished surfaces of furniture, walls, vehicle seating, and other uses. In addition, OMNOVA manufactures emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals for coated paper, carpeting, disposable and durable nonwovens, and textiles. OMNOVA has a distribution center in Dalton and a manufacturing facility in Calhoun.

‘‘OMNOVA and Dalton State have enjoyed a relationship for many years,” said David Elrod, Director of Institutional Advancement for Dalton State. “The company, its employees, and the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation have been consistent and generous friends to the College, and their most recent gift is just the latest example of their outstanding corporate stewardship of our community.”

“We will use this gift and others like it in support of various strategic initiatives such as scholarships for hard-working students, professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff, and student leadership initiatives that promote a culture of engagement and volunteerism on campus and in our communities,”Elrod said.

Corporations or individuals wishing to join OMNOVA in its support of Dalton State may do so at www.giving.daltonstate.edu.

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