KC Foundation awards five Habenicht grants to college programs, departments

The Kilgore College Foundation awarded five Habenicht grants to programs and departments at the college.

Grants were awarded to Adult Education & Literacy (AEL), $6,000; Automotive Technology, $6,000; Computer Information & Technology, $6,000; the Kilgore Testing Center, $5,000; and Athletic Training, $1,250.

The AEL program will use the grant funds to support its Intensive College Readiness Program, a special program of study developed specifically for non-traditional students who have never attended college.

Automotive Technology will purchase a late-model/modern vehicle for instructional purposes.

Computer Information & Technology will use its funds to pay for Cisco Academy instructor training.

The Kilgore Testing Center will benefit from its $5,000 to purchase five new computers for its computer lab.

Athletic Training will use its funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

For more information on the Kilgore College Foundation, visit www.kilgore.edu/foundation.

About the Habenicht grants:

Habenicht grants are mini-grants awarded by the KC Foundation and approved by its Board of Directors. They are funded annually from a percentage of the funds in the foundation’s Partner in Excellence fund. The grants are named after Harold Habenicht who was one of the first KC Foundation board members, serving on the KC Foundation Board from 1996-2000.  Habenicht served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46 and was a partner in Brown, Bronstad, Habenicht and Rosson CPA firm in Kilgore where he served as an active civic and church leader.