LCC Foundation Receives Generous Gift
February 13, 2023
Stacey Leech, Great Southern Bank, Banking Center Manager, presented Labette Community College (LCC) Foundation & Alumni Association, LCC President, and Welding instructors with a $50,000 gift to help with the expansion of the Workforce Training Center and its programs. “Great Southern Bank has a long history of supporting education, making this donation a perfect fit,” stated Leech. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to support Labette Community College and the Parsons Community!”
“With gratitude we accept this charitable gift, which is the first step in helping the college expand the welding curriculum and assist the college in adding new technology programs in the future.” stated Mark Watkins, LCC President. “We are very grateful for Great Southern Bank’s generosity.”
One of LCC’s priorities is building quality learning opportunities for students with an emphasis on new Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings. With expansion opportunities, LCC will be able to collaborate with businesses and industries to help fulfill their skilled labor needs. The CTE program is a great investment in our community and can help maintain a stable workforce in the manufacturing industry.
Great Southern Bank’s contribution to LCC allowed them to take advantage of the Kansas Community College Capital improvement tax credits through their generous gift. To learn more on how you or your business can give to Labette Community College, go to labette.edu/foundation, or contact the Foundation and Alumni office at 620-820-1281.