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2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Grants & Gifts

A summary listing of colleges and institutions receiving grants and gifts

From left, Luanne Hayes, campus director of Gadsden State Cherokee; Chad Steed, Student Support Services coordinator; and Martha Lavender, president of Gadsden State, accept a ceremonial $2,300 check from the US Poultry Foundation.

John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY Foundation, announced that Gadsden State Cherokee Community College (Ala.) has received a grant through the Industry Education Recruitment Funding Program. The $2,300 grant is made possible by Peco Foods. Gadsden State Cherokee and Auburn University are partnering to offer a 2+2 program that allows students to complete their freshman and sophomore years at Gadsden State before transferring to Auburn University for the junior and senior years. After going through the program, students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in poultry science from Auburn. “The poultry industry is expanding with numerous job opportunities and a high level of career advancement,” said Martha Lavender, president of Gadsden State. “This programs starts Gadsden State students on a path to a rewarding career in a world-enhancing industry. We appreciate the USPOULTRY Foundation and Peco Foods for their assistance in helping us recruit students to this innovative program.”

Susie Petersen and Don Savelkohl, trustees of the Albert B. Cuppage Foundation, present a ceremonial check to Adenuga Atewologun, president of Riverland Community College and Steve Bowron, dean for institutional advancement. Pictured from left: Matt Bissonette, Riverland dean of business, technology, trade, & industry division, Atewologun, Bowron, Petersen and Savekohl.

Trustees of the Albert B. Cuppage Foundation recently presented a $2,000 check to the Riverland Community College Foundation (Minn.) to launch a new annual scholarship that supports students enrolled full-time in a career and technical program located at Riverland Community College’s Albert Lea campus. “On behalf of the Cuppage Foundation, we are thrilled to assist students with the funding of their technical training and education,” said Don Savelkoul, a trustee of the Albert B. Cuppage Foundation. “The job skills that Riverland provide to students are in high demand with local employers, and the filling of these positions is vital to the growth of our community. We really appreciate that Riverland is focused on expanding the training needed for expanding our workforce, and helping students improve their lives.” The Riverland Community College Foundation raises, manages and distributes resources to support, enhance and promote the educational opportunities Riverland Community College offers the people of the region.

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