the MSC Foundation Chairman
Dear Friends & Supporters:
What a fantastic year it’s been for Macon State College!
Student enrollment grew by 9 percent, which was on top of a 16 percent
increase the previous two years. The Board of Regents approved a
bachelor of science in nursing degree. Construction began on the
$16.2 million Nursing, Health Sciences and Outreach Complex. The
Georgia Legislature awarded $5 million to build a permanent Macon
State campus in Houston County.
The growth and success of the College runs parallel to this year’s
impressive achievements of the MSC Foundation. We raised more than
$330,000, a 97 percent increase over last year! This phenomenal
growth helps the Foundation to keep pace with the College’s
accelerated progress. The MSC Foundation will help support the increasing
student population by providing more scholarships, greater faculty
development opportunities, enhanced academic programs and an increasing
number of business outreach initiatives.
The MSC Foundation’s Annual Report is designed to show how
your support of the College is helping Central Georgia to prosper.
Behind all Foundation scholarships are students who can now realize
their academic dreams and accomplish great things in their professional
and personal lives. Behind every opportunity the Foundation gives
to Macon State faculty members to enhance their teaching skills
is an even more vibrant academic environment where students can
thrive. Behind the support the Foundation gives to hosting a variety
of regional and statewide groups on campus is another chance to
demonstrate the economic and cultural impact this College is having
on our community.
As you know, state funding covers the basic needs of Georgia’s
public colleges, but it is private support that is crucial to helping
Macon State maintain the excellence it has achieved. On behalf of
the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, please accept my sincere
thanks for your generous donations of time and resources into Macon
State College. I promise that your investments will pay handsome
dividends for Central Georgia.
Waddell Barnes, M.D.