The Victoria College Foundation (Foundation) recently awarded more than $12,000 in faculty and staff grants to various VC departments. The ten awards ranged in size from $500 to $4,000 and provided funding for conference expenses, classroom equipment, technology and software upgrades. In addition, funding was provided to the Museum of the Coastal Bend and the Leo J. Welder Center.
The Foundation recently expanded its Faculty and Staff Grant awarding. In addition to the spring awarding, there is also a fall process. “A year between awarding can be a long time. If a department has a need, concept or innovative idea, they will be able to receive the necessary funding to initiate it earlier,” noted Amy Mundy, executive director.
“It’s rewarding to see the funding put into action. Our VC employees are continually searching for classroom enhancements or tools to improve effectiveness on our campus,” Mundy added.
2018 Spring Grants Awarded:
EMS - Public Service - $1,080.00
Video 40 skills for future EMT courses utilizing current/former students.
Purchasing/Administrative Services - $500.00
Partial funding for employee to become Certified Contract Developer.
Gonzales Center - $800.00
Purchase Surface Pro Laptop to assist students requesting special accommodations testing.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - $1,000.00
Partial funding for faculty member to attend Annual Economic Teaching Conference.
Geology - $665.77
Funding to purchase a Vertical Seismometer.
Admissions and Records - $960.00
Purchase two desktop scanners to enhance availability of records.
Student Center and Student Life – $1,100.00
Funding for two employees to attend the NODA conference to enhance new student orientation experience.
Advancement and External Affairs – Museum of the Coastal Bend - $4,000.00
Funding to conduct a study and rendering of proposed expansion for the Museum of the Coastal Bend.
Advancement and External Affairs – Welder Center - $1,500.00
To provide three free admission family movies at the Welder Center during the summer.
Workforce and Continuing Education - $745.00
Purchase membership and pilot LERN (Learning Resources Network) for a year to assess the benefits of program’s continuing education and training expertise.