Carol McKenna Family Donates to Kaskaskia College Nashville Education Center Campaign and Establishes KC Foundation Scholarship

​Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce Carol McKenna of Nashville has recently donated to the College.  Monies are designated for the Nashville Education Center Campaign and an endowed scholarship at the KC Main Campus.
This scholarship was established in memory of James P. McKenna.  Jim was very passionate about higher education.  He had a strong business background with special interests in Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration.  Jim was an advocate of lifelong learning so this scholarship was established in his memory to assist students in achieving their education goals.
According to Carol “My family and I are pleased to be able to assist with the new Nashville Education Center and to provide a scholarship in memory of my late husband Jim.  He would be pleased to help give opportunities to people in our area to further their education both by giving scholarships and to help fund the Kaskaskia College Education Center”.
As part of its capital campaign master plan, Kaskaskia College plans to expand the Nashville Education Center from its current location with 3,500 square feet of leased space to a building to be constructed at Route 127 and Exchange Avenue with 12,000 square feet of instructional and community space.
The new center will include classrooms and Nursing and Science laboratories, along with computer class rooms and a Distance Learning classroom.  The highlight of the spaces will be a block of four classrooms that can be opened up into one large space that can accommodate seating for 108 at tables or 246 in open seating, which will allow for larger gatherings and seminars.  The new building will also have an open computer lab for community as well as student use, and three Business Incubator offices that will house three small business startups, with technology and administrative help for prospective entrepreneurs.
For more information or to make a donation to the campaign, please call Barczewski at the Nashville Center at 327-9136 or email or Suzanne Christ at 545-3060 or email

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