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Western Nebraska Community College Foundation Receives Gift of $20,000 from the Lockwood Foundation

November 18, 2016

Western Nebraska Community College today announced that it has received a gift of $20,000 from the Lockwood Foundation, supported by Fred and Carol Lockwood.  As part of the WNCC Works: Expanding the Possibilities campaign, the gift will support the upcoming renovation of the WNCC Scottsbluff Campus Performing Arts facility and workforce success initiatives for regional economic development.

"It's been exciting to watch over the years and be a small part of the continued success of WNCC's commitment to higher education through the community college program," said Fred Lockwood.

The gift comes in the midst of the fundraising campaign for the college, which extends through the fall of 2016. The campaign has raised more than 90 percent of its goal. This year also marks the landmark 90th anniversary of WNCC, and joins many community colleges that have launched campaigns to raise private donations and individual giving.

"The generous support from Fred and Carol is a testament to their generosity and the impact our alumni have on local businesses," said WNCC President Todd Holcomb. "This gift will allow us to create facilities that match the level of programs and student success we have at WNCC," he added.