Geotrac Funds Student Study Abroad, Allied Health & Sciences Project
Geotrac Charitable Foundation Board of Trustee's Secretary Samantha Wilhelm stands in front of the newly-named BGSU Firelands Geotrac Foundation EPIC Lab with college Dean Andy Kurtz.
With recent commitments for a new initiative to study abroad and capital projects, Geotrac Charitable Foundation has emerged as an important partner in funding opportunities in higher education for Firelands area students.
Norwalk-based Geotrac Charitable Foundation was formed in 2004 by entrepreneur Daniel White ‘73, ‘74. Geotrac Charitable Foundation aspires to enrich the lives of Huron county residents through assistance to help them develop a global perspective culturally, educationally, and economically.
Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, Geotrac Charitable Foundation has pledged its support for a study abroad program for BGSU Firelands students. The Geotrac Charitable Foundation Study Abroad Program at BGSU Firelands is available to students from Huron County who have demonstrated financial need and would like to earn college credits while taking coursework in an immersive experience abroad.
“Expanding study aboard opportunities is an important part of our strategic plan and with the help of donors like Geotrac, we are able to make these opportunities for growth and enrichment available to more students,” said BGSU Firelands Dean Andy Kurtz.
Geotrac’s commitment to BGSU Firelands has also supported capital projects and enhanced campus facilities for students.
In 2014, Geotrac pledged $150,000 in support of the Allied Health & Sciences Project, BGSU Firelands’ $15.75 million project to create new science labs and renovate existing classrooms for nursing and allied health programs.
Geotrac Charitable Foundation was recognized for their gift at the Bowling Green State University Trustees meeting in June 2017. During the meeting, Trustees also approved naming the BGSU Firelands EPIC lab in honor of Geotrac’s support.