Crestron has announced the establishment of the Fred Bargetzi Memorial Scholarship at the alma mater of Crestron’s former Chief Technology Officer, Fred Bargetzi: the University at Buffalo. Following Bargetzi’s death in January, Crestron and members of the Bargetzi family founded the scholarship to honor 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, which was Bargetzi’s former major when he was a student at the University at Buffalo. Students can begin applying for scholarships at the beginning of the fall 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,” Dan Feldstein, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at Crestron, stated. “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 honor his legacy through this scholarship.”
Bargetzi left behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, enthusiasm and kindness that has helped shape the AV industry. He challenged the industry not only to push the boundaries of what’s possible but also to do so with an eye toward making the world a better place. The family at Crestron is grateful for his dedication and inspiration, and the Fred Bargetzi Memorial Scholarship is one of the many ways that the company is continuing to honor his remarkable life.
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