Centennial Bank donates $25K to "Students at the Center" campaign

Published on January 15, 2014

Centennial Bank has committed $25,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign.

The contribution will pay to furnish a community room, a flexible meeting space that will seat 100-plus.

"Centennial Bank is honored to carry on its rich tradition of giving back and supporting Community Education at every level," said Bob Evins, Community President for Centennial Bank in Sharp County. "Supporting the leadership, staff and support personnel of Ozarka College, which places the educational needs of its students first, is a most worthwhile community endeavor."

Evins also serves as Chair of the Ozarka College Board of Trustees.

Ozarka College broke ground Dec. 2, on the two-story 18,560 square-foot building that will house all student services, various individual and group study areas, community meeting rooms, a video conferencing center, additional banquet space for college and community use, and a state of the art culinary learning lab.

"The Ozarka College community is very grateful for the community leadership and generosity displayed by Centennial Bank in their gift of support for our new Student Services Center," said Dr. Richard Dawe, President of Ozarka College. "The Centennial Bank Community Room will provide needed high-tech meeting space for the College, community and business needs for decades to come."

The "Students at the Center" capital campaign is a bold step to raise the quality of educational and student support services at Ozarka College to new heights. The campaign will help ensure student success and will enhance the campus to create a more community-centered learning environment.

Mike Watson of Ash Flat and Connie Moser of Calico Rock, both Foundation Board members, are serving as co-chairs of the capital campaign steering committee. 

Donation levels range from $2,500 to furnish an office space up to $250,000 for building naming rights. 

The Ozarka College Foundation, a non-profit organization, as well as the Ozarka College Board of Trustees, will ensure the funds are used for expressed purposes.

For more information about giving opportunities to the "Students at the Center" capital campaign, please contact Carol Langston, executive assistant to the president and development officer, at 870-368-2006 or carol.langston@ozarka.edu.

 

The Ozarka College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible on itemized tax forms.