College held its June Trenton Steering Committee meeting on Thursday, June 13,
at the Trenton House restaurant. The
committee is tasked with the design and fundraising for the expansion of the
Trenton Education Center from its current 3,800 square feet to nearly 16,000
square feet of instructional space. The
committee is chaired by the Trenton Sun’s Mike Conley.
for the expansion took place on May 31.
Underwood, President of Kaskaskia College, thanked the members of the committee
and all of the KC personnel who were instrumental in making the groundbreaking
ceremony a success, and said that he has received enunciations of ongoing
support for the project from Trenton Mayor Kyle Jones.
financial report from KC Vice-president of Administration Nancy Kinsey showed
that the project has received and additional $33,000 in funding since the last
meeting in May, including a $15,000 donation from Ameren Illinois. Over $1.1 million has been raised for the
project so far, with a little less than $94,000 still needed to complete Phase
efforts will continue, including brick paver sales, a $10,000 drawing, and a Trivia
Night slated for December, along with individual and corporate gifts.
pavers are continuing to be sold to raise funds for the project. A four by eight paver, inscribed with a
message of the donor’s choice, can be purchased for $150, while an eight by
eight paver, also inscribed, can be had for $300. These pavers with inscriptions will make up
part of the entrance to the new center and have proven popular by those wishing
to honor family members, companies, and organizations that are committed to
higher education in western Clinton County.
Raffle is also underway. The raffle is
limited to 200 tickets at a price of $100 each.
The winner will receive a $10,000 Grand Prize. Tickets may be purchased by individuals, or
groups can pool money to purchase tickets.
The winner will be drawn at the Trenton Project Trivia Night, to be held
December 7 at the Aviston American Legion Hall. The Trivia Night will have teams with up to
ten members at $100 per team.
more information on any of these fundraisers, please contact Suzanne Christ at
618-545-3069 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
conclusion of the meeting, some committee members took a tour of the temporary
Trenton Education Center office at number 9 W. Broadway, the office of former State
Farm Insurance agent Herb Schlarmann who made the space available to the
College during construction. Trenton
classes will be held there and at other locations in western Clinton County
during the renovation period, including at the Wesclin and Central High Schools. The expanded Trenton Education Center is
expected to open in the spring of 2014. For more information on class locations
or any other questions, contact the Trenton Education Center at 618-545-3475.