United Community Bank Foundation donates to NGTC building campaign

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. – The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a $2,500 donation from the United Community Bank Foundation for The Mark capital campaign. The college will use the money to support the development and operations of the Dr. Mark A. Ivester Center for Living and Learning and Cy Grant Gymnasium.

The college says Dr. Ivester, its late president, worked for more than twenty years in various leadership roles to ensure students had access to the resources needed to succeed at NGTC. The college is building the facility to memorialize his legacy.

Commonly referred to as ‘The Mark,’ the building will house a community wellness and learning center. The college is building it on the old Cy Grant Gymnasium site on the main Clarkesville campus (see video). Crews recently tore down the school’s historic gym to make way for construction.

Artist rendering of the Dr. Mark A. Ivester Center for Living and Learning is being built on the site of the old Cy Grant Gymnasium on the North Georgia Technical College campus in Clarkesville. (image courtesy NGTC)

“We are thankful for United Community Bank Foundation’s donation and value their commitment to the success of our students,” said Amy Hulsey, NGTC’s vice president of institutional advancement and marketing and executive director of the foundation.

Pictured, from left, are NGTC President John Wilkinson; NGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Marketing and Executive Director of the Foundation Amy Hulsey; NGTC Foundation Board of Trustees Member and UCB Habersham President Tim Ash; and NGTC Foundation Board Chair David Tinsley. (Photo by NGTC Foundation)

The donation will go toward a new space for mental health wellness and designated fitness areas. The Mark will also house future classrooms for academic programming.

Construction is set to begin next year.

Anyone wishing to donate to the project may contribute online or by check. For more information, visit the NGTC Foundation website.

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