May 28, 2024

DC3 Foundation receives donation for lineman program

by : Andrea Loll

The Dodge City Community College Foundation announced today that they received a charitable grant from ITC Great Plains to provide scholarships for several students enrolled in the Dodge City Community College Electrical Power Technician program.  This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a lineman in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electric utility overhead and underground systems.

Kim Goodnight, regional manager of Local Government and Community Affairs for ITC, presented the scholarships to the students. This is the 7th year the company has provided scholarships to the lineman program at Dodge City Community College.

“ITC has supported our Electrical Power Technician program in the past. [This donation] will be used for scholarships for students enrolling in the Electrical Power Technician course next fall,” said Dan Hopkins, Electrical Power Technician professor. “I enjoyed the visit with Mr. Goodnight and liked hearing how the company is growing and thriving.”

“We are extremely appreciative of ITC for their investment into the DC3 lineman program,” shared Dean Ryan Ausmus. “For several years, ITC has [donated funds] to the DC3 Electrical Power Technician Program in the form of scholarships. Therefore, we want to thank ITC for their continued support in helping students achieve their goals and dreams.”

“ITC is pleased to support the Dodge City Community College Lineman program,” said Goodnight. “We value the opportunity to support these deserving students as they represent our industry’s emerging workforce.”

Christina Haselhorst, DC3 Foundation Director, added, “The Foundation is looking forward to continuing the long relationship with ITC. We are very grateful to ITC, as we are for all of our donors. The future is bright when generous companies such as ITC step forward to help the Foundation help our DC3 students succeed and contribute to our vast workforce.”