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Mini-Grant funds six projects


LBW Community College’s two supporting foundations recently awarded a total of $13,300 for six projects through the annual Mini-Grant program designed for faculty and staff. 

Representatives of the LBWCC Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation jointly review grant proposals and make award selections each year, awarding a total of $49,900 over a three-year period.

“This program provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to obtain products and services that fall outside the institutional budget restrictions,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel. “These funds make it possible to provide an extra margin of excellence for student education and the college experience.” 

Those submitting grant proposals funded this year include:
Elizabeth Page in the amount of $200 to purchase the American Heart Association’s First Aid and CPR DVD set for training students in the child development program in Andalusia and child care providers in the area;
Mollie Waters for $50 to bring speakers from the Alabama Humanities Foundation Roads Scholar Program to the Greenville campus;
Shannan Spurlin in the amount $938.50 for two heart models for human anatomy and physiology classes in Opp;
Kelly B. Wilson for $2,363.07 for a ceiling-mounted projector and screen for the mathematics and science division in Greenville;
LeAnn S. Judah for $4,948.43 to purchase sterilizers and attachments for the Greenville campus science labs; and
Jerry Wishum in the amount of $4,800 for a campus information video display system in buildings at LBWCC in Andalusia.

The Mini-Grant Program is funded from unrestricted funds of each of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundations and awarded in addition to LBWCC student scholarships. For more information, call (334) 881-2306.

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