Gateway Technical College on Sept. 8 held a ceremony dedicating the Rex and Amanda Adams Veterinary Sciences Laboratory in the Veterinary Science Building of the college’s Elkhorn Campus, 400 County Road H.
The lab was made possible through a generous donation by Thelma Adams Meyer to the Gateway Technical College Foundation Inc. in honor of her late parents Rex and Amanda Adams.
“We are grateful for Thelma Meyer’s commitment to education and honoring the memory of her parents,” said Gateway Technical College Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier. “Generations of students will benefit from her parents commitment to hard work and her generosity.”
The donation benefits the college’s Veterinary Sciences programs and the students enrolled in them through a number of means which could include student scholarships, equipment and professional development.
Meyer grew up on the family farm near Elkhorn. She was unable to attend college for financial reasons and chose to contribute to the Foundation to be able to help others who may be unable to do so for similar reasons. Her contribution is an endowed gift to the department, which means it could also be used to support efforts other than tuition assistance.
Meyer’s background in agriculture also contributed in her decision to direction the contribution to the Veterinary Sciences programs.
Gateway Technical College Foundation’s mission is to support, promote and facilitate the educational and cultural activities of Gateway Technical College.