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10 Mini-Grants


College foundations award $13,300 in mini-grants

Thanks to a foundation sponsored mini-grant program, 10 LBW Community College projects at three campus locations will soon see improvements.

The mini-grant program, jointly funded by the LBWCC Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, provides a total of $13,300 annually for projects selected through an application process.

“This program provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to obtain products and services that fall outside institutional budget restrictions,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herbert H.J. Riedel.

“Members of both foundations work hard to raise funds for scholarships and other programs aimed at student success. We are grateful for the mini-grant program, which makes it possible to provide an extra margin of excellence for student education.”

Applications are open to all full-time LBWCC faculty and staff employed for at least one year. Board members from both foundations serve on a selection committee to make award decisions.

Awards were made for a variety of college programs at campus locations in Andalusia, Opp and Greenville, including:

• Equipment and specimens for biology labs in Opp in the amount of $3,900, submitted by Shannan Spurlin;
• Two ceiling-mounted projectors for science and mathematics classrooms in Andalusia to assist in lectures, each in the amount of $2,119, submitted by Dr. Shane Evans and Pat Senn;
• A Scantron test evaluation equipment in Greenville in the amount of $1,825 to provide faster feedback for student learning, submitted by Joy Butler;
• Two wireless compatible laptop computers in the amount of $1,310 for the LBWCC library in Opp, submitted by Alice Powell;
• A total of $1,176 for various components of the Honors Program in Andalusia, involving Michelle Goosby, Ramona Franklin, Joli Jones and Katie O’Neal;
• A digital camcorder and tripod in Opp in the amount of $850 for recording video clips to help students master difficult math concepts , submitted by Sharon Stricklin;
• A large-screen television in the amount of $700, allowing esthetics students in Opp to watch and practice techniques on video while in the classroom, submitted by Denise Sauls;
• A donation of $151 toward the cost of students attending Phi Theta Kappa International Convention, with Heather Owen and Joli Jones as advisors of the Alpha Beta Eta chapter; and
• Alabama Humanities Foundation Roads Scholar program guest lecturer in Greenville in the amount of $50, submitted by Mollie Waters.

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