News Release

Dalton State Foundation announces gift from OMNOVA Solutions

July 9, 2015

Shown at the presentation of OMNOVA Solutions Foundation’s gift to Dalton State are, from left, Josh Wilson, Dalton State Foundation development coordinator; Dan Rogers, OMNOVA Solutions sales manager for carpet chemicals; Dr. Margaret Venable, interim president of Dalton State; and David Elrod, director of Institutional Advancement.

The Dalton State Foundation recently received a gift in support of scholarships from the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation based in Beachwood, Ohio.

"OMNOVA and Dalton State have enjoyed a relationship going back 15 years,” said David Elrod, director of Institutional Advancement for Dalton State. “The company, acting through its philanthropic foundation, made its first gift to Dalton State 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 Dalton State, and their most recent gift is just the latest example of their outstanding corporate stewardship of our community,” he said.

“On a campus where 75 percent of our students require need-based financial aid in order to attend classes, gifts like OMNOVA’s make a big difference in our ability to help the College meet its mission of providing access to a quality higher education experience for any student willing to work for it,” Dr. Margaret Venable, interim president of Dalton State said. “OMNOVA’s ongoing partnership with Dalton State is good for our students, and that’s good for the entire Northwest Georgia region.”

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

OMNOVA Solutions is a manufacturer of commercial wallcoverings, 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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