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Hasselblad donates camera to GIT program

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Graphics and Imaging Technologies student Megan Meyer practices on the new Hasselblad camera that was recently donated to the GIT program. Graphics and Imaging Technologies student Megan Meyer practices on the new Hasselblad camera that was recently donated to the GIT program.
PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

Students in Pittsburg State's College of Technology are no strangers to working with state-of-the-art equipment. From crane simulators to a full-service automotive lab, the Kansas Technology Center features some of the most highly-regarded technology education equipment in the nation.

The most recent addition to the repertoire is an H3DII-31 camera from Hasselblad, one of the world's leading photography equipment manufacturers. The camera, valued at between $20,000-$25,000, was donated to the College of Technology's photography program following a workshop Hasselblad hosted at the KTC last semester.

The donation was contingent on the purchase of two Hasselblad lenses, valued at approximately $10,000. That acquisition was funded by the same anonymous donor who a year ago donated more than $30,000 in photography equipment to the program.

“Quite simply, we are blown away by this,” said Rion Huffman, assistant professor of Graphics and Imaging Technologies. “None of this would be possible if not for the generosity of Hasselblad and the donor. Because of their support for our program, Pitt State students will now get to train on one of the best cameras in the world. There are only handful of universities nationwide that have a Hasselblad camera in their program.”

Huffman said working with the Hasselblad will give students a unique educational opportunity.

“When you can teach using the best equipment possible, you enhance the educational experience for the students,” he said. “They are going to learn things about photography that just isn't possible unless you can get your hands on this type of equipment. To be able to offer this at Pittsburg State is a dream come true for our program.”

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