Mankato Clinic and Mankato Clinic Foundation have pledged $350,000 over the next decade to the SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation. The funds will be used to support South Central College Allied Health and Nursing programs with student scholarships and program funds to enhance three labs.
The $350,000 pledge represents the largest single gift in the history of South Central College-North Mankato Campus Foundation, the non-profit that raises funds to support South Central College.
“We are thrilled that Mankato Clinic and Mankato Clinic Foundation have made this very generous pledge to support student scholarships and healthcare program enhancements,” said Erin Aanenson, Executive Director, SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation. “South Central College strives to provide students with the skills they need to successfully join the workforce or seek additional education, and the enhanced learning environment will provide even greater opportunities to SCC students in the years to come.”
Mankato Clinic and Mankato Clinic Foundation have a longstanding partnership with South Central College, and they have generously provided scholarship and program support for many decades.
“We are proud to partner with South Central College to provide the best learning experience possible for healthcare students in our region,” said Randy Farrow, CEO of Mankato Clinic.
The improvements to the three labs in the Allied Health and Nursing area are part of a larger, expansive college renovation project that includes enhancements to the college’s Healthcare and STEM facilities and more. SCC received legislative bonding funding for the project in 2017, with construction beginning this June.
“We were fortunate to receive legislative bonding funding for this summer’s major renovation project and with this major gift from Mankato Clinic and Mankato Clinic Foundation, we are able to make additional impactful improvements in the Allied Health and Nursing area, said Dr. Annette Parker, South Central College President. South Central College has been educating our region’s healthcare professionals for more than 50 years, and during that time, we have been committed to providing our students the latest equipment used by today’s healthcare facilities. With this major gift, we will be able to enhance the spaces where our students utilize that equipment to emulate the Healthcare environment in which they will likely work during their careers.”