WRAL TechWire: Red Hat donates $1 million to NC State’s Shelton Leadership Center

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By Lisa Hall, NC State University

A major gift from Raleigh-based Red Hat will provide critical long-term support for the largest program based at North Carolina State University’s Shelton Leadership Center.

Also, today, Red Hat announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7, the next major release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution, and introduced a new fully hosted low-code integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering, Fuse Online.

With Fuse 7, Red Hat is expanding its innovative integration capabilities natively to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. Fuse gives customers a unified solution for creating, extending and deploying containerized integration services across hybrid cloud environments.

The $1 million contribution to the Shelton Center benefits the intensive summer leadership program for high school students that’s at the heart of the center’s mission to develop values-based leaders.

The program is also one of the center’s longest-running initiatives, along with the annual leadership forum. It now will be named the Red Hat Shelton Challenge.

The gift honors the leadership and impact of General H. Hugh Shelton, the Shelton Leadership Center’s founder and namesake and a former longtime member of Red Hat’s board of directors. The NC State alumnus, who retired fr om a distinguished 38-year military career in 2001 following two terms as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, chaired the Red Hat board for seven years.

In addition to financial support, Red Hat associates will speak at two Challenge graduation events this summer and a representative of the company will serve on the center’s board of advisers.

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