K R and Laura Miller Foundation donates $90,000 to VCs Emerging Technology Complex

The K R and Laura Miller Foundation has recently made two donations totaling $90,000 to Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex.

“We are excited about what this state-of-the-art complex will do for Victoria and the surrounding communities,” said Kim Smith, K R and Laura Miller Foundation trustee. “This is something that will benefit students, business and industry. This will really bring technical education to the forefront, and I think that’s what is important.”

Foundation trustees said Miller earned his wealth in the oil and gas industry. Miller lived in the Arenosa community in Jackson County, owned land in Jackson and Victoria counties, and began his career working for Houston Power & Light Co.

Trustees said Miller started the foundation to keep his financial resources in this area to help others.

The foundation has supported Victoria College since 2005, helping fund VC’s Health Sciences Center, the Texas Area Health Education Center East - Victoria Region, and the TexPREP program, Smith said.

“The K R and Laura Miller Foundation has been a long-time partner of Victoria College,” said Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs. “VC students, faculty and staff, as well as Crossroads-area residents, continue to gain from the foundation’s generous support over the years.”

The corporate training room and two small meeting rooms on the first floor of the complex’s Conference & Education Center will be named in the foundation’s honor.

The Emerging Technology Complex, composed of the Industrial Training Center and the Conference & Education Center, is expected to be fully operational this summer.

For additional information on Emerging Technology Complex giving and naming opportunities, contact Jennifer Yancey at (361) 582-2519 or Jennifer.Yancey@VictoriaCollege.edu.  

Photo caption: Pictured during the check presentation are, from left: Michael Maraggia and Kim Smith, K R and Laura Miller Foundation trustees; Dr. Tom Butler, Victoria College president; Darrell Sklar, K R and Laura Miller Foundation trustee; and Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and community affairs.

Published: Friday, 06 February 2015
 

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