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Local Company Hopes Equipment Donation Will ‘Ignite Interest in Future Engineers’

CVM, an information technology company based in Branford, Conn., recently donated nearly four dozen pieces of equipment to the University of New Haven, and company leaders are excited about the opportunities the equipment will offer to train and inspire the next generation of IT professionals.

December 2, 2021

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

Image of the gear donated to the University.
The donation included routers, switches, and servers.

CVM, an award-winning information technology (IT) and cloud services company, is passionate about doing its part to support and foster innovation in future engineers and IT professionals. The Branford, Conn.-based company recently donated 47 pieces of equipment, including servers, routers, and switches, to the University of New Haven.

Image of the donated by CVM.
CVM’s donation included nearly four dozen pieces of equipment.

The company, which had an existing relationship with Greg Bartholomew, executive director of networking, infrastructure, and cloud services at the University, has been in business for more than 30 years. Chuck Veth, president of CVM, says the company was “realized on an idea and an entrepreneurial spirit.

“It is an honor to use our equipment to ignite an interest in future engineers, IT managers, and other professionals into such a growing part of our economy,” he said. “We hope our story can impact students for the next few years.”

Nicholas Bellinger ’20, a systems engineer for CVM who earned a degree in computer science, also helped facilitate the donation. CVM staff say they are excited for the opportunities it will offer to students.

Though no longer the most current models, Veth says the equipment the company donated has a similar architecture to the newer models. He is confident it can provide a platform for experimentation, testing, and learning.

“Donating this equipment means we can, hopefully, spark an interest in the IT students at the University,” he said. “Many of our engineers were inspired by developing an understanding of equipment such as this during their time in school.”

Image of the equipment loaded into the truck.
The equipment was nearly ready to be taken to the University of New Haven.