MCC Receives Major Gifts Supporting Entrepreneurism

Posted by on 06.03.15 in Construction Projects, Students, Thank You

Local developer Jonathan Rooks has donated the former Masonic Temple in downtown Muskegon to Muskegon Community College as the new home for its Entrepreneurial Studies program and related business-generating activities.   Just as exciting, thanks to Entrepreneurs Nick and Ashley Sarnicola, a $200,000 permanent endowment to the Foundation for Muskegon Community College has been established. The fund will support an annual $10,000 cash award – the Rooks Sarnicola Entrepreneurial Award – for the best business idea generated by an MCC entrepreneurial program graduate.  The two gifts have a combined value of $550,000, the largest charitable donation in the history of the College.

The building will also house a multipurpose presentation and exhibition space, education space for MCC’s Arts and Humanities programs as well as a Barnes and Noble College Bookseller presence.  All in all, our students and West Michigan will benefit for years to come.  Thanks Jon, Patricia, Nick and Ashley!  Please visit this link for more on this exciting development.


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