(Columbia, Tenn. – November 1, 2010) - - - The Loretto Telephone Company and the Ralph J. Passarella family donate $5,000 to Columbia State Community College. The scholarship benefits students at the Lawrence County Campus.
“Columbia State takes pride in serving all nine counties in our service area at a very high level,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State. “This generous donation by the Loretto Telephone Company and Passarella family helps us in our mission by providing opportunities to students attending our Lawrence County Campus.”
Columbia State’s Office of Advancement maintains and builds relationships within the nine-county service area to continue community support for student scholarships and for the important mission of the College. Generous supporters give to promote and secure the future of the community. To find out how to participate or contribute, call (931) 540-2512 or visit www.columbiastate.edu.
“This family has a strong history of giving to Columbia State Community College with the focus of providing excellent education opportunities for the people in the community,” said Bethany Lay, executive for advancement. “On behalf of Columbia State and the Foundation Board, I want to convey our appreciation and express our commitment to using these funds for the benefit of the students at the Lawrence County campus.”
Photo caption: Dr. Janet Smith, president of Columbia State Community College accepts $5,000 donation from the Loretto Telephone Company on October 19, 2010. The scholarship monies will benefit students at Columbia State’s Lawrence County Campus.
Left to right: Nick Passarella, Connie Passarella, Louise Brown, President of Columbia State Community College, Dr. Janet Smith, A.J. Passarella, Marty Passarella and Desda Passarella Hutchins.