C-SC receives $15,000 commitment from HOMEBANK to go toward Student Experience Center
HOMEBANK, which has nine banking resource centers in Missouri and Illinois, has made a $15,000 commitment to Culver-Stockton College to be used toward the construction of the Student Experience Center.
PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Douglas B. Palmer, left, president of Culver-Stockton College, and Josh Wilson, community bank president of HOMEBANK’s Northeast Missouri market, hold a check for $15,000 that will be used toward the construction of the Student Experience Center at Culver-Stockton College.
CANTON, Mo. — HOMEBANK, which has nine banking resource centers in Missouri and Illinois, has made a $15,000 commitment to Culver-Stockton College to be used toward the construction of the Student Experience Center. The gift was presented Wednesday, Sept. 16 by Josh Wilson, community bank president for HOMEBANK’s Northeast Missouri market, to Dr. Douglas B. Palmer, president of Culver-Stockton College. It will help complete the $1.25 million construction project, which is part of the Culver-Stockton: Changing Lives! comprehensive campaign.
“Culver-Stockton plays a vital role in the economic success of Canton and the quality of life here. They recruit students who are intelligent, energetic and idealistic, and we need those types of people in our community for it to thrive,” Wilson said. “Culver-Stockton then returns the favor and prepares the students for great careers. It’s a valuable institution, and we’re happy to support it.”
The proposed learning center is expected to cost about $1.25 million. It will serve as a laboratory and display area for showcasing the college's experiential learning program, which highlights seven types of experiential learning — research and innovation, creative expression, leadership, simulations, professional experience, service learning and travel. It also will provide resources on experiential teaching and learning for faculty and students, and it will help Culver-Stockton continue to stake its claim as the premier college for experiential learning in the Midwest.
“Culver-Stockton students have participated regularly in HOMEBANK’s internship program, and we have been impressed with the knowledge, creativity and work ethic those students have shown. In addition, we have a considerable number of employees, like me, who are Culver-Stockton graduates,” said Wilson, a 1998 graduate. “It makes total sense for us to support something like this. HOMEBANK is benefitting from the future professionals Culver-Stockton is graduating.”
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