creates scholarship to benefit his high school and RIT
Students from Red Jacket
High School in Manchester, N.Y., can benefit from a new scholarship
funded by an RIT graduate. The Charles E. and Andrea Volpe Engineering
Scholarship provides full tuition for four years beginning in
the current school year.
Werth received the first Volpe Engineering Scholarship. Charles
Volpe '59 presented the scholarship at Werth's high school
The first recipient
of the scholarship, valued at $90,000 over four years, is Justin
Werth, a 2003 graduate of Red Jacket High School in the Manchester-Shortsville
Central School District and son of Craig Werth of Collett Road
in Shortsville and the
late Paula Werth. Charles Volpe 59 (mechanical engineering)
presented the scholarship during Red Jacket High School graduation
ceremonies in June.
Volpe graduated from
Red Jacket High School in 1954.
My RIT education
helped me succeed in business, he says. Andrea and
I want to encourage other young students from the area to obtain
an RIT engineering education.
Volpe is a director
and the retired president and chief operating officer of KEMET
Electronics Corp. in Simpsonville, S.C. He also was a longtime
employee of Union Carbide Corp., former parent company of KEMET
Electronics. He and his wife reside in Charleston, S.C.