News Release

Dalton State Foundation Receives Gift

August 6, 2014

Foundation Receives Gift
Shown at the presentation of OMNOVA Solutions Foundation’s gift to Dalton State are, from left, David Elrod, Director of the Dalton State Foundation; Dan Rogers, Sales Manager for Carpet Chemicals for OMNOVA Solutions; Dr. John O. Schwenn, President of Dalton State; and Josh Wilson, Dalton State Foundation Development Coordinator.

The Dalton State Foundation recently received an unrestricted gift from the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation based in Fairlawn, Ohio.

“OMNOVA and Dalton State have enjoyed a relationship for many years,” said David Elrod, Director of Institutional Advancement for Dalton State. “The company, acting through its philanthropic foundation, made its first gift to the Dalton State Foundation in 2000, and it has been a consistent and generous donor ever since.”

“The company, its employees, and the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation are community leaders in their support of worthy projects like Dalton State,” Elrod said, “and their most recent gift is just the latest example of their outstanding corporate stewardship of our community.”

“We will use this gift and others like it in support of various strategic initiatives such as scholarships for hard-working students, professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff, and student leadership initiatives that promote a culture of engagement and volunteerism on campus and in our communities.”

Corporations or individuals wishing to join OMNOVA in its support of Dalton State may do so at

OMNOVA Solutions is a manufacturer of commercial wall coverings, upholstery fabrics, and laminates for finished surfaces of furniture, walls, vehicle seating, and other uses. In addition, OMNOVA manufactures emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals for coated paper, carpeting, disposable and durable nonwovens, and textiles.

OMNOVA has a distribution center in Dalton and a manufacturing facility in Calhoun.

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