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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
Edward J Wegener,
Immediate Past Chair
Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University and OCLI
Paula L. Becker, Esq.,
Secretary & Governance Chair
Caitlin A. Mathey,
Special Events Chair
Cacejen Vacuum Inc.
James N. Hilfiker,
Scholarship Committee Chair
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.
Glines & Rhodes, Inc.
Lee Howell, Treasurer
Kurt J. Lesker Company
Lemoyne Owen College
Jason M. Rogers
Cardinal Glass Industries
Soleras Advanced Coatings
John Felts, Founder/Advisor
Nano Scale Surface Systems, Inc.
Wolfgang Decker, Advisor
Past BOD Members
Pamela T. Luecke
John B. Fenn, Jr.