South Central College North Mankato Campus Foundation has established an endowed scholarship in memory of Chris Painter, a fixture in the Mankato community and founding member of the foundation’s longstanding Golf Classic Committee.  Painter passed away unexpectedly in June of 2021.   


 The $30,000 principal of the fund will remain in perpetuity, and earnings will support scholarships benefitting SCC Sales & Marketing students each year. 

Led by chairman Fred Lutz, SCC Foundation’s Golf Classic Committee teamed up to raise funds to establish the scholarship in the name of Chris and his wife, Denise. 



Through the years, Chris and Denise generously volunteered their time to raise funds to support scholarships and programs at South Central College.  This scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute to their strong dedication and commitment.  Denise Painter is a graduate of SCC’s Sales & Marketing program. Chris was a long-time employee of Radio Mankato.