Lincoln Medical Center has announced a $25,000 grant to the Gaston College Foundation to help build the proposed new Science and Technology Center on the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College.
The center will provide needed lab space to enable the college to expand the number and variety of health science courses. The three health programs currently taught exclusively on the Lincoln Campus are Practical Nursing, Dietetic Technician and Therapeutic Message.
â€œWe are extremely grateful to Lincoln Medical center, not only for this generous gift, but for their support as a clinical site and health care partner with the college,â€ said Rosalind Welder, dean of the Lincolnton campus.
Welder and Don Ballard, vice chair of Gaston College Board and chair of the local campaign, expressed their appreciation Monday to LMC Executive Director Pete Acker at the Lincolnton Rotary Cub.
The total estimated cost for the new center is project at just over $1.9 million. The college has already received commitments of $1.6 million toward the project. Other commitments in addition to the Lincoln Medical Center includes $400,000 in state bond funds, $750,000 from Lincoln County and $300,000 from the Timken Foundation. Local businesses, individuals and foundations are also bring given an opportunity to take part in funding the important project.
For information about making a tax deductible gift, contact the foundation at 704-922-6511.by Staff Reports