Used Equipment Gains a Second Life

Monday, October 31, 2011

As part of the annual AV Week celebration, each year AV Services identifies used presentation equipment items that no longer serve a purpose or meet a current standard established by the college. These items still have useful years of life left, and can be very attractive to schools and non-profits lacking funding to purchase such devices.

Through the annual "Gently-Used" Hand-Off Drive, our hope is that these items might continue to provide educational support in a new home.

Friday morning, 6 winning names were selected from the local schools and non-profits that had entered the drawing.

Tara Hershey, an excited Jeanette Middle School teacher and a 2010 Westminster graduate who was one of the winners selected said, "It will have an immediate benefit for our school district,"

Another winner, Deacon Tim Wren, Director of the Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Center, agreed. "We are just extremely grateful for this gift. We want to thank the college and AV Services for having this program, and helping us and those who use our services."

Over 100 schools and non-profit organizations have benefitted from this program. Details on the program and entering in future drawings can be found here.

Westminster College's Audio Visual Department joined InfoComm International in its AV Week tradition to highlight the industry's prevalence and value, applauding our colleagues here and around the globe by spotlighting AV technologies, services, and the impact they have on everyday communications and our lives. This year marked the 6th annual AV Week at Westminster College, held October 16-22, 2011.

If you are interested in being a part of AV Week 2012, or for more information on the events, please contact Gary Swanson at (724) 946-7188 or avstaff@westminster.edu.