RHEC Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant

The Roanoke Higher Education Center Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation to launch “Social and Racial Equity: Diversity in Partnerships,” creating new opportunities for educational access and job training in the Roanoke Valley. The grant allows RHEC to recruit a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to the Center, and also fund scholarships for minority students.

“The American Electric Power Foundation is pleased to be able to support the work of the Roanoke Higher Education Center,” said Larry E. Jackson, Director of External Affairs, Appalachian Power. “Access to education is critical to unlocking the true potential of our region and the addition of Virginia State University to the Higher Education Center community expands our ability to attract high potential students. We look forward to seeing what this new partnership brings.”

To learn more about the RHEC Foundation, please visit www.education.edu/foundation/.

Picture of Kaitlyn Van Buskirk, Larry Jackson, and Kay Dunkley holding a large check for $50,000