OTC receives gift from Board President to establish new scholarship

OTC receives gift from Board President to establish new scholarship

Monday, December 14, 2009

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Mark Miller
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The OTC Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College, has received a gift from Larry and Donna Snyder.  Mr. Snyder is the owner of Larry Snyder & Company, and is the current President of the College’s Board of Trustees.  The gift will create a Trustees Scholarship, which will be specifically designated for students with financial need living within the College’s taxing district.

“Mr. Snyder has been an active member of our Board and a strong advocate for the College for many years,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “We are grateful for this gift and the financial assistance it will provide for our students.”

“Creating a new scholarship is a gift that will directly and immediately benefit the students who need it most,” explained Cliff Davis, vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the OTC Foundation.  “We appreciate the Snyders’ support of the community they have helped to build.”

The OTC Foundation works to coordinate regional resources into a broad-based financial support network for the College and its students.  This gift will benefit the $2.5 million goal of the OTC Foundation’s Student Scholarship Initiative, a part of its ongoing Imagine. Invest. Inspire. Major Gifts Capital Campaign.  Other initiatives in the Campaign include: Center for Workforce Development, $3 million; Center for Health Education, $2 million; and Student Support Programs, $2 million.