Janey and Melvin Lack donate $200,000 to VC’s Emerging Technology Complex
 Pictured are, from left, Robby Burdge, VC Board of Trustees member; Dr. Tom Butler, VC president; Janey Lack, Ron Walker, VC Board of Trustees chair; Melvin Lack, and Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs.
Pictured are, from left, Robby Burdge, VC Board of Trustees member; Dr. Tom Butler, VC president; Janey Lack, Ron Walker, VC Board of Trustees chair; Melvin Lack, and Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs.

Longtime Victoria residents Janey and Melvin Lack recently donated $200,000 to Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex. The couple has contributed to Victoria College and its programs for many years.

The glass-walled executive conference room and pre-function area on the second floor of the complex’s Conference and Education Center will be named in their honor.

“Victoria College is a vital part of the educational framework that makes Victoria a great place to live and a great place to locate a business,” the Lacks said. “We have always admired the important contribution Victoria College makes both to people seeking an education as well as to area employers needing well-trained workers.”

“We are excited by the innovative Emerging Technology Complex and the role it will play in making Victoria an even stronger community,” the couple added. “We are proud to be part of helping Victoria College take this bold and exciting new step.”

Victoria College officials expressed their appreciation for the Lacks support.

"We are thrilled and honored to receive this very generous donation from Janey and Melvin Lack,” said Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College vice president of college advancement and external affairs. “As longtime Victoria residents, they have continued to support Victoria College and the Victoria community over the years, both financially and with their personal efforts.”

The Emerging Technology Complex, composed of the Industrial Training Center and the Conference and Education Center, is expected to be fully operational this summer. The Industrial Training Center includes six high-bay training facilities with plenty of room for equipment and six associated classrooms on the second floor overlooking each of the high bays. Machining, industrial maintenance mechanic, and oil and gas technology are some of the new degree programs to be offered there, in addition to warehousing, safety training and training for employees of the Caterpillar North American Hydraulic Excavator facility.

The Conference & Education Center will have ample rental space, including a large hall that can seat 400 people at round tables and as many as 800 people with auditorium-style seating. It will also be equipped with state-of-the-art technology including large video presentation monitors.

For additional information on the Emerging Technology Complex, please contact Jennifer Yancey at (361) 582-2519 or Jennifer.Yancey@VictoriaCollege.edu.

The glass-walled executive conference room and pre-function area on the second floor of the complex’s Conference and Education Center, at right of center, will be named in honor of Janey and Melvin Lack.
The glass-walled executive conference room and pre-function area on the second floor of the complex’s Conference and Education Center, at right of center, will be named in honor of Janey and Melvin Lack.
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
 

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