Flagstaff, AZ – State Farm presented a $20,000 Technology Priority Grant to The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) in Flagstaff, Arizona in support of the Information Systems program. This support will help the FCB in purchasing hardware and software, providing students the most current information and the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge using state-of-the-art hardware and software.
Galen Collins, Interim Associate Dean, said. “This investment in the Information Systems program in the College of Business will ensure students have the opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge using contemporary technologies. With this support, our students will gain hands-on experience with industry-leading tools in a secure, protected environment.”
“State Farm understands the importance of education in our communities and has a long history of supporting initiatives that foster learning, innovation and the sharing of knowledge with others. This grant continues our support of Northern Arizona University and the W. A. Franke College of Business in their endeavors to make a difference in the community,” said Dave Hopfensperger, Technology Manager at State Farm.
About State Farm®:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit www.statefarm.com.
About Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University is a high-research university with a statewide enrollment of 30,000 students. More than 20,000 students attend the Flagstaff campus, with more than 8,000 students enrolled online and at Extended Campus sites statewide. Research in genetics, forestry and ecology has drawn international recognition to the university, which also is highly regarded for its education, business and engineering programs. NAU represents 127 tribal nations and is on its way to becoming the nation’s leading university serving Native American/Alaskan and Hawaiian Native cultures. NAU launched competency-based Personalized Learning in 2013, the first self-paced, online education program that cuts the cost and time to an undergraduate degree. For more information, visit nau.edu. Follow NAU on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.