FMCH Supports SCC’s Dream with $100,000 Gift


Southeastern Community College’s Building the Dream capital campaign has received another major gift, this time $100,000 from Fort Madison Community Hospital.  

SCC President Dr. Michael Ash expressed his sincere appreciation for such significant support from this important regional healthcare provider.

“Hundreds of area students attend SCC every year as they prepare for health care careers,” explained Ash. “When we started our planning process, bolstering SCC’s health professions programs was at the top of the list. This gift of $100,000, will make a huge impact on the education and career opportunities for students throughout our region for years to come.”

SCC Foundation Board Executive Director and campaign coordinator Becky Rump said, “FMCH serves as an important clinical site for our students and a lot of their employees are SCC grads. I’ve been at SCC for 29 years, and for as long as I can remember, FMCH has supported SCC. We are true partners.”

Building the Dream Campaign Chair, Mike Shinn echoed these sentiments, and added, “Fort Madison Community Hospital has strong ties to SCC and to our region. This gift further strengthens those bonds.”

Including this generous gift, volunteers have secured commitments of over $9.4 million of the project’s $12 million goal.

The Building the Dream capital campaign supports SCC’s construction initiative of the same name. It includes the new Health Professions Center and the Hall of Sciences on the West Burlington campus, and the Industrial Technologies Training Center on the Keokuk campus. With an estimated total project cost of $27 million, it is the largest, most comprehensive infrastructure investment undertaken by SCC since 1995.

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