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Nashville Education Center Campaign Holds Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee for Kaskaskia College’s new Nashville Education Center held a meeting on March 19 at the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant in Addieville to discuss progress in fundraising for the new facility.

 

The new Center, to be built at Highway 127 and Exchange Avenue, just north of Nashville, has been designed at 12,000 square feet, and will replace the existing Center, which has 3,500 square feet of space.

 

The Steering Committee, made up of community members and KC personnel, is tasked with design and fundraising for the project.  The Committee is co-chaired by Brian Heckert, founder and wealth manager of Financial Solutions Midwest, LLC, and Sheila Burcham, CEO of the Community Trust Bank.

 

Nancy Kinsey, Vice-president of Operations for the College, reported that the campaign has amassed $2,247,256 toward the estimated cost of $3,055,000, leaving $807,744 in private donations to fully fund the project.  Additional donations, not counted in that total, were reported by committee members.  These are expected to be reflected at the next meeting.

 

A report was given on the Mouse Race fundraiser, held at the Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville on March 15.  Over $3,800 was raised by the event, which was reported to be an enjoyable evening. Committee members brainstormed on other promotional ideas for the coming months.

 

George Evans, Dean of Career and Technical Education for the College, reported on some of the classes expected to be available in the new Center, including Certified Nursing Assistant classes in a dedicated laboratory.

 

For more information on the new Center, or to make a donation, please contact Suzanne Christ at 618-545-3069 or schrist@kaskaskia.edu.  The campaign also has a website for interested parties at www.kaskaskia.edu/NEC, and a newly created Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center Facebook page.

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