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Two PCC programs receive local grant

08 November 2016

The PCC Library and Performing Arts Department each received a grant from the local South Central Community Foundation (SCCF). SCCF offers annual Community Grants to nonprofit organizations from their seven county service area including Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Rice, and Stafford County.
The Library received $200 in grant funding and will purchase a set of twelve multiculturalism books. Sandra Wagner, Director of Learning Resources, is receiving her Master’s in Library Science at Emporia State University was introduced to a few of these books via her class on Multicultural Resources and Services for Libraries.
“These books help encourage students to read multi-culturally, to develop mainstream thinking, stimulate critical thinking, and allow the instructors to guide students to an awareness of globalization and what is required to live in a culturally diverse society.” said Wagner, “Moreover, to attempt to keep pace in an ever-changing and enhanced curriculum in the Arts & Humanities at Pratt Community College.  Also, this will give back to area patrons whom also participate in and enjoy diverse readings.”
The PCC Performing Arts Department will use its $900 grant for the Summer Music Theater Camp. This camp is for children that are at least four years old and have completed one year of preschool to students having just completed the fifth grade. The 2017 camp will be held June 12-24 in the afternoon and will present two shows at the end of camp.
“The Performing Arts Department has been blessed to receive grants from the South Central Community Foundation for several years. The contributions help us to defer costs related to camp and allows us to keep costs for campers down.” said Misty Beck, theatre instructor.
For more information about SCCF or the community grants visit www.sccfks.org.