Tri-County Community College (TCCC) welcomed Senator Kevin Corbin and Representative Karl Gillespie on Monday, September 12, for the presentation of a $19 million check. The check represents an investment in the College and its programs through the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund.
“All the time, I would ask Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, ‘What does the College need?’,” said Sen. Corbin, addressing the crowd. “Donna was thorough and gave me a list of projects, and we managed to get them all approved! This check is a representation of the way government should work.”
“Sen. Corbin and Rep. Gillespie’s unwavering support for the appropriations is evidence of their understanding of the strong impact that the College has on our community,” said Dr. Tipton-Rogers, president of TCCC. “This funding is phenomenal and will have a lasting impact on our community for generations to come.”
The appropriations will enable the College to pursue further educational equipment for its Public Safety Administration, Truck Driver Training, and upcoming Dental Assisting programs, as well as allow for the construction of a Workforce Education Center and Cultural and Historical Engagement Center.
“This funding represents a commitment to foster the economic and educational growth for our service area and for the whole of Western North Carolina,” said Dr. Tipton-Rogers. “I would also like to recognize and express my gratitude to the commissioners of Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties for their support and backing of these upcoming projects and their continued commitment to our College.”
The College is preparing plans for the upcoming construction and plans to break ground soon.