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Hill College receives grant to purchase emergency preparedness kits

10.28.15

Pictured (from left) are grant writers John Versluis, Dean of the Texas Heritage Museum; Lizza Trenkle, Vice President of Student Services; and Preston McReynolds, Associate Director of DevelopmentHill College was recently awarded a grant by the George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation to be used for purchasing emergency preparedness kits as part of the college’s Emergency Preparedness Plan.

The grant, totaling $6,152, will cover the costs of the emergency preparedness kits for the Incident Command Team, campus buildings, library and residence halls.

“We are so grateful to have been selected as a recipient of this grant,” Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm said, “and we will use these funds to enhance our safety and security measures for our students and staff members.”

According to the grant application, the selection of this project was based upon the need to ensure that should an emergency situation arise, faculty and staff will have the resources needed and the training available to handle emergencies.

Dr. Boehm said three individuals from the college were responsible for writing the grant. They were Lizza Trenkle, Vice President of Student Services; John Versluis, Dean of the Texas Heritage Museum; and Preston McReynolds, Associate Director of Development.

The George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation was established in 1992 and is a nonprofit Texas corporation. The Foundation was established by Ruth Smith Moorman in memory of her parents, George Gilliam Smith and Alva Hudson Smith.

Smith Foundation grants are awarded to a wide variety of educational, social service, historic, and civic organizations for projects consistent with the Foundation’s mission to enrich the lives of Hill County and area citizens.  From 1994 until 2014, the Smith Foundation has awarded over $1.9 million in grants to Hill County entities.

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Pictured (from left) are grant writers John Versluis, Dean of the Texas Heritage Museum; Lizza Trenkle, Vice President of Student Services; and Preston McReynolds, Associate Director of Development (photo by SAVANNAH TRANTHAM).