Keith Mitchell family makes named gift to TRC-Kennett

PHOTO: Keith Mitchell and Robbin Mitchell (third and fourth from left, respectively) are recognized by representatives of Three Rivers College for their donation to TRC-Kennett. From Three Rivers are Eric Schalk (from left), Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Kathy Ballard, TRC-Kennett Director; TRC President Dr. Wesley Payne; Dr. Maribeth Payne, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness; and Michelle Reynolds, Director of Development.

The Keith Mitchell family made a named gift to Three Rivers College – Kennett. The donation includes naming rights for the atrium of the building.

“Education is the backbone of small towns such as Kennett,” said Keith Mitchell. “Our family is proud to be able to invest in Three Rives College and its students.”

“We very much appreciate the support of the Mitchell family,” said Kathy Ballard, Director of TRC-Kennett. “Their donation will be used for unexpected needs of the Kennett location not foreseen in the yearly budget.”

Three Rivers College – Kennett is an external location for Three Rivers College. It allows area residents to pursue higher education close to home by offering quality and affordable college transfer and career-technical programs at its location at 1002 Great West Drive in Kennett.

The donation was made through the Three Rivers Endowment Trust, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization designated by Three Rivers College to receive and manage gifts on behalf of the College. The Endowment Trust acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.

For more information on Three Rivers-Kennett, call 573-888-6381. For information on donating to the College, visit call 573-840-9077.

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