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Crestron establishes Fred Bargetzi scholarship fund

Fund set up at late chief technology officer's alma mater

Crestron has established the Fred Bargetzi Memorial Scholarship at its late chief technology officer Fred Bargetzi’s alma mater, the University at Buffalo. Following Bargetzi’s death in January 2021, Crestron and members of the Bargetzi family founded the scholarship to honour his legacy and empower students at the University at Buffalo to succeed in their education by removing barriers from their progress.

The interest from the scholarship endowment will be used each year to provide four scholarships to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to remove barriers of race, gender identification, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or veteran status. One scholarship will be awarded to a student from each class, and at least two of the four student recipients will be electrical engineering majors. (Bargetzi was an EE major while a student at the University at Buffalo.) Students can begin applying for scholarships at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester.

“One of Fred’s greatest passions in life was empowering others to achieve their dreams and understand that anything is possible if you have the mindset and will to accomplish it,” said Dan Feldstein, chairman and chief operating officer at Crestron. “We are pleased to establish the Fred Bargetzi Memorial Scholarship to provide new opportunities to students by giving them the resources they need to advance their education. Fred has inspired a countless number of people throughout his life, and we hope to honour his legacy through this scholarship.”

This story originally appeared on Installation sister publication hub, AV Network.