SCCC Announces Multi-Million Dollar Campaign
Joe Denoyer - February 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Seward County Community College and Foundation leaders publicly announced the first multi-million dollar campaign in the institution’s 50-year history, with the good news that more than half of the $6 million goal has been raised for capital projects.
Thanks to the vision and generosity of alumni and friends, and the hard work of the Campaign Leadership Committee and Foundation, $3.6 million has been raised to date for two capital projects – The Sharp Family Champions Center and The Colvin Family Allied Health Center.
“We have never attempted a multi-million dollar campaign,” said Stephanie Ormiston, member of the Foundation Board and Campaign Committee.
ALLIED HEALTH CENTER
“This College’s Allied Health programs are essential to healthcare across 20 Kansas counties, and another 20 counties in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado,” said SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska.
“I’ve lived in this community all my life, but even I was surprised to see the numbers that show the impact our graduates make on healthcare for the entire region,” said Al Shank, Campaign Leadership Committee.
Another $1.4 million in gifts are needed to reach the $3 million mark on the Allied Health Center project.
Currently, there are no locker rooms for baseball and softball players.
“Before the Great Recession (2008-10), several community members and I discussed getting an indoor facility built,” said Gary Dunnam, Campaign Leadership Committee.
The Champions Center project is $1 million away from its goal of $3 million.
“Given the College’s many years of baseball success with Galen McSpadden, and the presence and history of the Liberal Bee Jays, this makes sense for our student athletes,” said Dunnam.
“We have donors who have really stepped up to help the Foundation and College reach $3.6 million,” said Engel.
“The College is an economic engine for Liberal and Southwest Kansas,” said Bozarth. “More than 2,600 students and thousands more come each year to Liberal for athletics, workshops, conferences and association gatherings.
We need your help to complete the STUDENTS FIRST COMMUNITY ALWAYS CAMPAIGN.