Pulaski Technical College Foundation has received $35,000 from two Central Arkansas companies.
RP Power, based in North Little Rock, contributed $25,000, and Treadway Electric Company of Little Rock contributed $10,000 to the Pulaski Technical College Foundation's Campus Center and Library Expansion Campaign.
"Pulaski Tech is an exceptional college. We hope our gift will help them continue to provide a great educational opportunity for the people of central Arkansas," said John Ronza, president of RP Power, which serves the emergency and critical power electrical products industries.
Treadway Electric Company provides electrical supplies for commercial, industrial, and residential accounts, utilities, telecommunications and poultry processing industries.
"This is our way of supporting an organization that supports our community," said Terry Rogers, president of Treadway Electric Company.
The money will be used to fund construction construction costs of Pulaski Tech's new Campus Center and Ottenheimer Library.
"We are grateful to RP Power and Treadway Electric Company for their support of Pulaski Technical College," said Joyce Taylor, executive director of the Pulaski Technical College Foundation. "Their gifts will help the college provide needed training that will change students' lives. We believe there is no more valuable gift than the gift of education. It is a gift of pride and honor, a gift of self-sustainability."
Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive, two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through more than 50 occupational/technical degree and certificate programs, a university-transfer curriculum and specialized programs for business and industry.
The college's mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to support the economic development of the state.