Arkansas State University has received a $200,000 gift from Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc. of Jonesboro to endow scholarships in the ASU College of Engineering, the school announced Monday.
Hytrol designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems and controls, which it sells to clients across the globe. It employs 830.
Chris Glenn, vice president of manufacturing and engineering operations for Hytrol, said the ASU gift represents an investment in ASU's future.
"Over half of our engineers are Arkansas State graduates," he said.
Paul Mixon, interim dean of the College of Engineering, said Hytrol employs more graduates from the College of Engineering than any other single private employer.
"A-State's goal is to increase the number of engineering graduates by 25 percent over the next 10 years to help meet employers' needs in the mid-South region," he said.