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Mission Statement

One of the SVC's long-term goals has always been to support charitable, educational, and scientific activities. The SVC Foundation was established in July 2002 to help realize this goal.

As its first initiative, the Foundation created a scholarship program aimed at supporting enterprising students and practitioners who have an interest in furthering their education in the field of vacuum coating technology. The Foundation also grants travel awards to students to attend and present technical papers at the annual SVC Technical Symposium.  Since its inception, both programs have awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to students from the United States, Canada, China, Lithuania and Spain. In 2017 we awarded over $23,000 in scholarships and travel grants.

We are striving to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Please continue reading about our activities in the following pages and learn how you can get involved in supporting the mission of the SVC Foundation.

Our Board of Directors

William Meredith, Jr., Chair
Sputtering Components

Edward J Wegener,
Immediate Past Chair

Bryant Hichwa, Past Chair
Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University and OCLI

Paula L. Becker, Esq., 
Secretary & Governance Chair
Fil-Tech, Inc.

Caitlin A. Mathey, 
Special Events Chair
Cacejen Vacuum Inc.

James N. Hilfiker, 
Scholarship Committee Chair
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.

Nicholas Driscoll, 
Marketing Committee Chair
Glines & Rhodes, Inc.

Lee Howell, Treasurer
Kurt J. Lesker Company

Moniruzzaman Syed
Lemoyne Owen College

Sarah Williams
Sputtering Components

Nancy Louwagie
Normandale Community College

Jason M. Rogers
Cardinal Glass Industries

Traci Langevin
Soleras Advanced Coatings


John Felts, Founder/Advisor
Nano Scale Surface Systems, Inc.

Wolfgang Decker, Advisor
Iacten, Inc.
Past BOD Members
Paolo Raugei
Frank Zimone
Pamela T. Luecke
Jim Seeser
Steve Sedlak
John B. Fenn, Jr. 
John Marcantonio
Traci Langevin
Tony Broomfield
Leon McCrary
Elizabeth Josepheson
Don McClure
Ira Miller

Graduation Crowd Cheering

2017 Scholarship Winners

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