Lynn Bliss, executive assistant for Clearwater Paper Corporation, and Bob Ware, vice chancellor for the UAM College of Technology-McGehee

The Clearwater Paper Corporation’s Cypress Bend Mill recently made an $11,000 donation to the UAM College of Technology-McGehee to purchase air conditioning for a classroom which is used for classes offered to the Clearwater workforce.

Making the presentation was Lynn Bliss of the Clearwater Paper Corporation. “This is a very generous donation that will be beneficial to both UAM-CTM and Clearwater,” said Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus. “With this gift we will have adequate space to place existing Clearwater employees for the essential training the company needs for its employees.  It also allows us to provide cutting-edge training to Clearwater’s employees.”

In recent years, UAM’s McGehee campus has provided millwright classes as well as classes in electronics and instrumentation for Clearwater employees. The success of the classes forcedUAM-CTM to move those classes into a larger building that houses the campusmaintenance department and the welding program.

“Budget constraints kept us from air conditioning the classroom area in that building, but Clearwater stepped in to help us out,” said Ware. “We are grateful for their support and for the partnership we have developed through the years.”