Bobcat Donated to Salem’s Horticulture Program
Kent State University at Salem recently received a bobcat – but not the four-legged kind. Rather, Leppo Rents/Bobcat of Akron donated a Bobcat mini excavator to the campus to be used by horticulture students and faculty.
The Bobcat is typically used for general excavation and site preparation projects. Dale Leppo, chairman of Leppo Rents/Bobcat of Akron, made the donation possible and Butch Bisirri, sales specialist, delivered the machinery to the campus.
"Kent State Salem has the only horticulture program in the Kent State system, and this gift will allow our students, faculty and staff to work with a piece of equipment that is a standard in the industry,” noted Dr. Steve Nameth, dean of the Salem Campus. “This gift adds a new dimension to our program and helps assure that our graduates are the best prepared and job ready. We are grateful for the donation by the Leppo family.”
Leppo Rents is a third-generation, family-owned company that sells, rents and services Bobcats and other construction products through its six stores in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Wooster and Youngstown.
With the donated Bobcat are (from left) horticulture students Claire Smith and Samantha Keshock; John Majernik, program director for the horticulture program at Kent State Salem; Butch Bisirri, sales specialist at Leppo Rents; and Dr. Steve Nameth, dean at Kent State Salem.