Jamestown College announces $25,000 pledge from Basin Electric
Jamestown College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Polly Peterson announces the College has received a $25,000 pledge from Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The gift will fund a lab support room in the chemistry wing of the new McKenna-Thielsch Center.
“We are extremely grateful to Basin Electric for this generous gift,” Peterson says. “The sciences and nursing are strong majors for Jamestown College with about a third of our entering students indicating an interest in majoring in these fields. The College has been graduating scientists and health professionals since its beginning and offered the first four-year nursing program in North Dakota. This new laboratory building will allow our faculty to continue providing the excellent educational opportunities our students enjoy.”
The 20,500-square foot McKenna-Thielsch Center will serve as a laboratory building for Jamestown College’s biology, chemistry and nursing departments. Groundbreaking ceremonies are planned for May 4, and the building will open in the fall of 2013.
Established in 1883, Jamestown College is a private, liberal arts four-year college granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in education. Jamestown College offers more than 40 areas of study. For the fifth consecutive year, Jamestown College is the highest ranked Top Tier college in North Dakota as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Jamestown College has also been named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review and one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. Visit www.jc.edu.
Basin Electric is a consumer-owned, regional cooperative headquartered in Bismarck, N.D. It generates and transmits electricity to 134 member rural electric systems in nine states: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. These member systems distribute electricity to about 2.8 million consumers. For more information, go to www.basinelectric.com.
From left to right:
Dave Sauer, Senior Vice President of Administration
Bob Fagerstrom, Dakota Gasification Company Plant Manager
Shawn Deisz, Manager of Accounting
Bob Bartosh, Senior Vice President and COO of Dakota Coal Company
Paul Sukut, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Polly Peterson, Jamestown College Vice President for Institutional Advancement