The St. Charles Community College Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation. Pictured left to right are Karl Jones, UPS district operations manager, Ron Chesbrough, SCC president, and Eric Henderson, UPS Central Plains District Area HR manager.
The funds will support a number of programs and services, including supplemental learning materials for SCC’s math outreach program and its Academic and Career Enhancement Center. The grant will also support the college’s environmental sustainability efforts by providing plants that will serve as an educational tool and will help beautify the area.
“The funds from UPS will help ensure that area students get the extra help and resources they need to succeed in getting a college education,” said Kasey McKee, vice president for college advancement. “We rely on partners in our community to keep an education affordable and accessible to students, especially as more and more jobs require a postsecondary education.”
Karl Jones, UPS district operations manager and member of SCC’s Foundation Board, has seen the benefit a community college education provides to the local workforce. “We know that a college degree will help students compete for better jobs and will strengthen our community,” he said.
Local UPS employees volunteered at the SCC Foundation’s Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser last spring, which made the college eligible to apply for the grant. “UPS believes in volunteering for the organizations it supports, in addition to providing funds,” Jones said.
The St. Charles Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, raises funds to support student scholarships and educational programs for the college. For more information on the SCC Foundation and its vision to transform lives and strengthen communities, visit www.stchas.edu/foundation.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.