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Ancilla College Receives Grant from Starke County Community Foundation

December 21, 2011

12/22/11 Ancilla College has received a $3,000 grant from the Starke County Community Foundation, the College announced on Wednesday.

The grant will be used to support an outreach program that fosters an interest amongst Starke County junior high and high school girls in the areas of math and science.

Tony Booker, Executive Director of Admissions at Ancilla College, spearheaded the grant proposal on behalf of the College.

“This is a great opportunity for Ancilla College to work with female junior high and high school students in Starke County to get them about excited about math and science,” said Booker.  “Nationally, the number of girls interested in math and science after elementary school decreases and we are hoping to slow that trend in this area.”

The grants are part of the Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Funds which allow the Community Foundation to assess the greatest needs of the community and assist individual agency programs.  The funds that make it possible for these grants to be awarded are The Freedom Fund, Ann R. and Orville Nichols Memorial Fund, Schuyler Family Endowment Fund, Starke County General Unrestricted Fund, and the Arlowa S. Vorm Memorial Fund.

AncillaCollegeis a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college inDonaldson,Indianasponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.