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Gemini KB Systems supports students with scholarship

Gemini KB Systems has established an annual scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology for students enrolled in a range of manufacturing-related programs.

The Philadelphia-based company is a Corporate Tomorrow Maker partner of Penn College.

Gathering recently at Penn College to celebrate the Gemini Bakery Equipment Corporation Scholarship are, from left, Portia Watkins, business and human resources manager, Gemini KB Systems; Carl Krause, vice president operations, Gemini KB Systems; and Chris S. Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations, Penn College.
Gathering recently at Penn College to celebrate the Gemini Bakery Equipment Corporation Scholarship are, from left, Portia Watkins, business and human resources manager, Gemini KB Systems; Carl Krause, vice president operations, Gemini KB Systems; and Chris S. Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations, Penn College.

The Gemini Bakery Equipment Corporation Scholarship will award $1,500 to a first-year student who is enrolled full time in one of the following majors: manufacturing engineering technology; automated manufacturing technology; machine tool technology; mechatronics technology; electronics & computer engineering technology: robotics & automation emphasis; automation engineering technology: mechatronics technology; automation engineering technology: robotics & automation; and engineering design technology.

To be eligible, students must also have a residence in Pennsylvania, Maryland or Delaware; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; have completed the Penn College scholarship application; and have been recipients of the scholarship in previous years (including completion of the Penn College scholarship application annually).

“Gemini Bakery Equipment Corporation is aware of the constant need for individuals that possess the knowledge and skills necessary to support and grow manufacturing in America,” said Carl Krause, vice president operations. “We recognize Pennsylvania College of Technology as an outstanding educator that has developed programs providing students with the problem-solving and critical thinking skills that enable them to have an immediate and positive impact in their fields. We are proud to be a corporate partner and make it possible for students to have access to their programs.”

“Gemini KB Systems’ scholarship will provide the financial support that is essential for so many of our students to achieve success and earn their degrees,” said Chris S. Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations. “They value the advanced technology curriculum that Penn College provides and recognize the skills that our students bring to industry leaders like Gemini KB Systems. Their commitment to our students and programs is greatly appreciated.”

Gemini Bakery Equipment Company was established in 1972 by Mark Rosenberg, whose family had been in the bakery equipment business since 1911. Gemini is the largest provider of specialty bread and roll equipment and systems in North America.

The company purchased KB Systems, a manufacturing company based in Bangor, Northampton County, in 2008 to increase its equipment manufacturing capabilities and capacities.

Gemini KB Systems provides a full range of project services from conceptual engineering design through project management and startup, employing approximately 125 people across its operations.

For more about scholarships at Penn College, visit the Financial Aid webpage.

The college is a national leader in applied technology education. For more information, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free at 800-367-9222.

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