Local man receives scholarship

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Zachary T. Miller, a Wellsburg resident attending the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing’s Bridgeport Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, has received a scholarship to continue his training.

Miller is the first recipient of the Dr. Robert B. Hayes and Mr. Everett Black Honorary Scholarship. He will receive $1,000 to help him to attain an associate degree in technical studies from Mountwest Community and Technical College. Miller’s advanced manufacturing education will focus on Computer Numeric Control programming and design.

Richard Martin, a recent RCBI retiree, established the scholarship fund with an initial gift to honor fellow RCBI retirees Hayes and Black. Hayes and Mountwest matched Martin’s donation.

The scholarships will be awarded to a second-year student enrolled in RCBI’s CNC/Machinist Technology Program at Mountwest.

Charlotte Weber, RCBI’s director and chief executive officer, said, “By preparing a skilled workforce of motivated individuals like Zachary, we have the opportunity to enhance the manufacturing sector’s ability to develop business opportunities and compete on a global scale.”

For information about the scholarship, contact Sheanna Spence, director of development at Mountwest at spences @mctc.edu.