~ Goal of $3 million exceeded, total will be announced at event~
Paul D. Camp Community College will close out its first Major Gifts Campaign with a celebration at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center.
The event will take place on Friday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be highlighted by an announcement of the total amount of funds raised during the campaign. There will be music, entertainment, special recognition of donors and a silent auction.
“The campaign was designed to address the region’s need for a skilled and educated workforce,” said Paul Wm. Conco, College President. “The core of the campaign is focused on funding for high-need academic and workforce programs; student access and excellence; and instructional technology enhancement.”
- High-Need Academic & Workforce Program Funding. The College is committed to providing needed programs in the areas of predicted growth, such as logging and pharmacy technicians.
- Student Access & Excellence Funding. Although tuition at PDCCC is less than half of what it would be at a public four-year institution, costs can still be a hindrance for students, making scholarships a critical need.
- Instructional Technology Enhancement Funding. To keep up with changing technology, the College needs the resources to update its equipment periodically to ensure students are provided the highest quality education possible, particularly because the College is focused on STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Healthcare) curricula.
Individual gifts, and targeted and grants program funding have all been important to the success of the Major Gifts Campaign.
“Community and business leaders in the service region and the college’s Foundation Board were also instrumental in the success of this campaign,” said Felicia Blow, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation. “We are inviting our donors and regional leaders to celebrate with us at this culminating event, where we will also reveal all of the activities that have and will come through this campaign.”
Dr. Conco and Larry Pope, CEO and President of Smithfield Foods, served as co-chairs of the campaign.