News Release


First National Bank Gives 100,000 to Mount Marty College

Published Date3\20\2012
First National Bank has graciously gifted $100,000.00 to Mount Marty College for their science center building project. The generous donation will be used for the construction of a classroom and laboratory in the new complex.

President of First National Bank, Jeff Jones, said, "We are excited to help Mount Marty in building their new science center. We feel that their presence in Yankton and their mission benefits everyone in and around the community, and not just the ones that will end up using the science center."

"Architectural plans for the Science Laboratory Complex are nearing completion and we are looking to have the funding secured so that we can begin Phase I construction by the fall. Our efforts will then focus on Phase II of the project, the nursing department area," said Mount Marty College President, Dr. Joseph Benoit. The new science center will provide laboratory teaching space for biology, chemistry, and physics along with office space for faculty in the division of natural sciences. "Newer facilities will provide better learning environments for students and allow faculty to implement new curriculum that will better prepare our students for the future", Benoit continued.

Newly appointed Chief Advancement Officer, Barb Rezac, is excited about the gift from First National Bank and future partnerships for this project. "This project is nearing the end of the silent phase and we'll soon be starting our public requests and we hope to see an increase in enthusiasm for support. The complex is a great example of how the community and businesses can come together to build better educational facilities for our community and the region at large."

For more information on the Mount Marty College science center complex and donation opportunities, please contact Chief Advancement Officer, Barb Rezac, at 605-668-1292 or barbara.rezac@mtmc.edu.