AT&T Contributes $10,000 to Southern’s gifts campaign

Staff Report

July 27, 2014

MUD FORK — Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced recently that AT&T made a $10,000 contribution for scholarships as part of the Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation’s Vision 2020 Major Gifts Campaign.

“Community colleges are a key element of the higher education landscape in West Virginia, offering students another way to prepare for rewarding and in-demand careers,” said Andy Feeney, regional vice president for AT&T in West Virginia. “Our contribution will help more lower-income West Virginia students prepare for success in a global economy.”

“This contribution provides vital support to our students,” says First Lady and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College president Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. “Our economy is changing and tomorrow’s workforce needs new skills. Thanks to AT&T more students are on their way to successful careers.”

AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate, employee, social investment and AT&T Foundation giving programs. This contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.

The Southern Foundation was established in 1971 to support student scholarships and educational programs to those residing in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.

For more information about scholarships available at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, contact Vice President for Development Ronald E. Lemon at 304-896-7425 or e-mail at Ronald.Lemon@southern.wvnet.edu.

Online donations can be made at the Southern Foundation’s website at www.southernwv.edu.