The Foundation continues to meet the mission of supporting the college with the following program enhancements and initiatives.
Each academic year when a college instructor starts their class preparations and looks at their own department budget, they start a wish list of what they could do if they just had a piece of equipment or the opportunity to use a new innovative technique for a better teaching and learning experience. Each fall, the Foundation allows the instructor to apply for a mini-grant to purchase that special item that can make a difference in their teaching efforts. Since 2008 the foundation has awarded 93 mini grants totaling more than $62,250.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, several faculty mini-grants were fully or partially funded from the proceeds of the Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot event and individual donors who wish to support faculty needs.
Ag Department - Microscopes and Kits
Art Department – Visiting Artist Workshop Fees
Criminal Justice Department - Rescue Randy Mannikin
EMS Department - Paramedic IV Trainer and Simulator
MUPTC - Circuit Board Vises
Math Department – Graphing Calculators
Music Department - Digital Recorder, USB Flash Drives, Pep Band Banner
Nursing Department – Ultraclave Steam Sterilizer, Automatic Vital Signs Machine