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Schoolcraft Receives Largest Single Gift to Establish New Quality Institute

June 28, 2021

Dr. Cerny and Frank Angileri reviewing plans at a computer

Schoolcraft College soon will be adding an important facility that will benefit students and the community in the key industry of Southeast Michigan thanks to a generous philanthropic gift, the largest single gift commitment by an individual that the College has received.   

The Frank E. and Bessie Angileri Quality Institute, to be housed in the VisTaTech Center on Schoolcraft’s Livonia campus, will offer a venue to interested students, faculty and industry professionals to convene and explore issues and potential solutions that advance the standards and best practices of automotive quality control. 

Its benefactor, Frank E. Angileri, is a retired SQA (Supplier Quality Assurance) engineer from Ford Motor Company. He was born in Sicily and holds a degree in economics from the University of Palermo. The Angileri Quality Institute is also named in honor of Angileri’s late wife, Bessie.

“This generous gift from Mr. Angileri and his family will be a great benefit to our students and the community,” said Dr. Glenn Cerny, President of Schoolcraft College. “We look forward to opening the Angileri Quality Institute on our campus very soon. The automotive industry is vital to Southeast Michigan and our country, and we’re proud that in the very near future we will have a first-rate facility right here at Schoolcraft College that will contribute to its success.”