September 12, 2008
South Arkansas Community College is pleased to invite the community to a reception in honor of El Dorado Chemical Company for their support of education in south Arkansas. We will formally recognize the generosity and community spirit of El Dorado Chemical Company, LSB Industries, and the Golsen Family. SouthArk considers it an honor to recognize our benefactors who have significantly invested in SouthArk’s vision and today we are recognizing EDC in a special way for their support of giving program.
South Arkansas Community College El Dorado Chemical Company is leading the way for securing a long range "vision" for the south Arkansas region through our educational efforts--in support of real and viable growth. SouthArk, through its educational and workforce training programs, is the logical catalyst for change and we are willing to accept the role, however, we recognize that we must do so in cooperation and partnership with the community and business and industry.
SouthArk recognizes El Dorado Chemical’s commitment to improving our citizens’ quality of life through education. EDC has a proven track record of a commitment to the sustainability of south Arkansas through their financial contributions and the volunteer efforts of its employees. EDC clearly makes a difference in our local economic success by supporting educational opportunities. SouthArk is proud to be a collaborative partner with EDC for the sake of the community good.
The SouthArk Community College Foundation recently received an airplane hangar, located at Goodwin Field, donated by Carroll Blewster. The hangar will be used for instructional purposes in an aviation pilot training program, which will be established in the future, according to Cynthia Reyna, Executive Director of the SouthArk Foundation.
“Thanks to Mr. Blewster’s generous donation, SouthArk will begin to investigate the need for professional career pilot training. The proposed program will also offer noncredit courses for individuals seeking their private pilot certification and instrument rating for personal use” said Dr. Alan Rasco SouthArk president.
Clara Jones, SouthArk Foundation president, expressed appreciation on behalf of the Foundation. “We are honored that Mr. Blewster chose the Foundation as a recipient for this gift. We proudly acknowledge his support for the college’s expansion of instructional programs.”
The SouthArk Chapter of the Arkansas Association of Women in two-Year Colleges welcome Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe to the conference.