TCC: Major donation announcement Oct. 6

Tacoma Community College will announce the largest private gift in the 45-year history of the college Weds., Oct. 6. at noon, according to a statement released Monday. The college will introduce the donor at a special event in the Opgaard Student Center, Building 11, on the Tacoma campus, 6501 S. 19th Street. The gift will support the Health Careers Center at TCC, which is currently being designed. It is tentatively scheduled to open in 2013.

“This is an historic contribution from a local individual who has gone above and beyond in his contributions to this community for most of his life,” said Tacoma Community College President Pamela Transue. “This gift will greatly enhance our ability to train local citizens for the jobs needed in the health care industry for years to come.”

Tacoma Community College offers the following nationally accredited programs: registered nurse, emergency medical technician, paramedic, respiratory therapy, health information management, radiologic sciences, and diagnostic medical sonography. When the Health Careers Center is complete, it will bring the college’s medical professions together into one facility. The new building will feature an innovative design to mirror the hospital and medical clinic settings in which the students are training to work.