MARION — Banterra Bank has announced a $30,000 donation to the Rend Lake College Foundation in Ina to support the expansion of the college’s Learning Resource Center.
The upgrades include a new façade, six learning collaborative study rooms, a central outdoor study and social area for students, and enhanced career tech and student support services that include a wellness room, lab and classroom areas, and a children’s library.
In 2019, the Rend Lake College Foundation embarked on a $765,000 capital campaign called The Hub. Construction began in late August 2020.
The renovations are nearly completed and available for limited use by students and faculty.
“We were pleased to be able to contribute to Rend Lake College, an institution that is so important to the growth and education of our region,” Jeff May, President & CEO with Banterra, said. “We’ve developed a nice partnership with this organization and it is an honor to support them in this way.”
“It is our priority to ensure Rend Lake College has the academic, technological and physical resources essential to student success. We can’t do this alone, which is why we are so grateful for partnerships with area businesses like Banterra, as well as individual donor support to help us further our mission,” Kay Zibby-Damron, CEO, Rend Lake College Foundation, said.