Greenville Tech Foundation Donor Reception 3/21/13

APRIL 13, 2013

Greenville Tech Foundation Donor Reception held on 3/21/13

Because of generous persons, corporations and local foundations the Greenville Tech Foundation raised nearly $1.5 million in 2012.  More than 110 donors joined the Foundation and College leadership and student scholarship recipients to celebrate at the Greenville Country Club on March 21st.

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Click here to watch a video of the speakers from the event.

Students speaking at the event were: Amanda Jean Black, a respiratory therapy student who received the Greenville Hospital System Endowed Scholarship; Zachary Preston Rausch, recipient of the Paula G. Wood/Alumni Endowed Scholarship award to assist his study in marketing/business; and Windell Altrone Brand, a culinary arts student whose studies have been aided by the Ladson Gentry Cubbage, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  They were representative of the nearly 300 students receiving scholarships through the Greenville Tech Foundation during the last year.  Each expressed gratitude for the support and told the crowd how the scholarships had made it possible for them to pursue an education that would prepare them to become successful and productive citizens in our community.
David Owens, a 1981 Greenville Tech grad, who has become a successful business operator in Greer as well as a donor to the Greenville Tech Foundation, thanked those who had joined him in giving and helping to make the College and its students successful.  His daughter is now a student at Greenville Tech.
Retiring professor, Dr. Norman Raiford, told a number of stories of how donor support had made it possible for him, and his colleagues to provide meaningful educational experiences for their students. 
College President, Dr. Keith Miller, expressed his appreciation for the history of generosity of many of the donors.  He told the crowd that exciting opportunities were forthcoming in the near future that include an enterprise campus focused on advanced manufacturing and a five year plan to modernize the entire College system, with extensive improvements to the Barton (Main) Campus and to add needed new programs.