Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) has given $250,000 to Marian University’s newly established engineering school. Marian will welcome the inaugural class in the E.S. Witchger School of Engineering this fall.
Construction of a new building to house the program is currently underway and Marian expects to open the space in the fall of 2023.
The transmission maker’s investment will directly support the opening of the new building.
Marian says the new facility is designed for creative collaboration with innovative makerspaces and active learning labs.
“Allison is proud to support Marian University in its mission to develop students of all backgrounds into skilled engineers who will positively influence their industries and communities for years to come,” said Ryan Milburn, vice president of product engineering, Allison Transmission. “We know firsthand the impact that engineers can have on innovation, and we look forward to continued collaboration with the university and its next generation of leaders.”
Milburn has also been elected to the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors.
The university’s goal is to have approximately 400 students enrolled in the engineering program by fall 2026.