Friday, February 5, 2010

Demmer Corporation supports students at LCC

The Lansing Community College Foundation is the recipient of a $100,000 gift from the
Demmer Corporation
to create and fund the John and Marnie Demmer Endowed Scholarship Fund.
The fund will support students enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs at LCC.

“I am delighted that we have such a positive response to the need of our students by one of our local major corporations, such as Demmer,” states Pat Ouellette, the LCC Foundation Chairperson.

The establishment of the endowment fund continues a family tradition of support to Lansing Community College students. In 1990, Bill Demmer’s aunt and uncle, David and Karen Noe, established the Gustave A. and Marguerite Olofsson endowment fund in memory of their parents and Mr. Demmer’s grandparents. The Olofsson Endowment Fund also supports students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs.

“The Lansing Community College has a unique skill set that can train and retrain our regional population for the new economy. Private businesses have historically been the real job generators of our society. One of the best ways for our economy to meet foreign competition is for our work force to be in constant training and skill development. Our community colleges are at the fore front of that effort. I hope that in some small way that our contribution to Lansing Community College inspires and helps our regional workforce to build world class skills,” comments donor William Demmer.
From left to right in the photo, you see Bill Demmer, Sue Fisher, Heather Shawa-DeCook, Peggy Hellwig.
We are so thankful for the donation and thank Bill Demmer and the Demmer Corporation for supporting the Foundation in this way. Most of all, the students thank them.

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