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Four Students Benefit from Foundation Gift

TULSA – Four students are furthering their education at Tulsa Community College, thanks to a $25,000 donation by the Arvest Foundation.

The donation made last spring allowed four students to start classes at the college this semester.

All four students are from populations underrepresented in terms of college graduation rates and part of the school’s Diversity Outreach Program.

“The generous grant from the Arvest Foundation will help provide these four students the opportunity to further their journey towards a college education,” Leigh Goodson, president of the college, said.

“We are so appreciative of this support, which helps us achieve our mission of building success through education,” he continued, “and it is particularly rewarding to know it is providing avenues for students who may not have had this opportunity without it.”

The college has approximately 23,000 students each year, offering associate degrees that can pave the way for either university transfer, certificate options or professional advancement.

 “Tulsa Community College is a big part of our community, and the Arvest Foundation wants to support education that benefits our community,” said Kirk Hays, president of Arvest Bank in Tulsa.

“This donation does exactly that, and we hope it also reflects the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education throughout the region, as well as a desire to make our communities better places to live, work and play.”

The foundation seeks to provide funding to   recipients who are actively working to create positive change for others, a statement said.

“Major areas of focus include:  kindergarten-12th grade education, economic development and enhancing the quality

of life throughout the Arvest footprint,” the statement continued.

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