NCMC Gets $1.2 Million Donation
A $1.2 million contribution to North Central Missouri College from the estate of the late Frederick and Franklin Bosley was announced during Saturday night’s NCMC Gala.
Jacob Black, who served as co-trustee of the Bosley estate, announced the donation near the conclusion of the event, which also recognized four individuals as distinguished alumni as well as three lead gift contributors. The funds have been designated toward the renovation of Geyer Hall along with the establishment of a scholarship fund in the name of the Bosley brothers as part of the college’s current fundraising effort, Gifts In Action.
The Bosleys attended NCMC when it was Trenton Junior College and had always held the institution in high regard. It was noted that the brothers held a particular fondess for Geyer Hall and wanted to see the structure continue to be a part of the campus for many years to come.
Prior to the announcement, NCMC President Dr. Neil Nuttall discussed not only the Gifts In Action, but the Partners in Growth and Invest in the Vision campaigns and how it was the inspiration of individuals that made each effort a success. He encouraged those attending the gala “to be inspired by the efforts of others” who saw the possibilities offered by NCMC and wanted to make those possibilities a reality for others.
Dr. Nuttall gave special recognition to the efforts of Cathy McKay and Scott Wilson, who were able to help secure a $500,000 interest-free loan that served as the seed money to build the Ketcham Community Center, as well as the Hoffman family, which was one of the first families to establish a named scholarship as part of the Gifts In Action campaign in honor of a son-in-law that Dr. Nuttall said was an inspiration to the family.
Recognition was given to four individuals who were inducted as the 10th class of distinguished alumni. They included Cathy McKay of Trenton, Retired Judge James Holcomb of Four Seasons, H.A. Roberson of Bethany and Dr. Joanna Anderson of Sedalia.
Lead gift contributors honored included Dr. Albert and Carol Cross, the estate of Dr. and Mrs. James Whitley and the estate of Franklin and Frederick Bosley.
Student Senate President Loren Fox also spoke, thanking those in attendance for their support of NCMC, its students and its staff. It’s that support, she said, that allows teachers to help “mold young minds for an encouraging tomorrow and teaching essential life skills that one can only attribute to years of learned and practiced wisdom and knowledge.”
“As students, we are forever in your debt for the impact you have made on our lives,” Ms. Fox said. “We are the next generation of leaders and you, as instructors, are teaching us the necessary skills to survive in this world; something that will justly be treasured forever.”
Ms. Fox went on to say that NCMC is “dedicated to the success and well-being of its students.”
“During my time at NCMC, I have experienced what most have not,” she said. “Working in admissions and at the bookstore has shown me what it’s like to come together as a workplace and work tirelessly to ensure our students are given the best education possible with the least amount of stress possible.”
Ms. Fox pointed to the scholarships awarded to students at NCMC, adding that the college ensures “that no student is turned away due to financial hardships.”
She concluded by stating that NCMC has left “an unforgettable impression not only on my life, but on the lives of thousands of students over the years. I know I speak on behalf of these students when I say that we are forever grateful for this institution and all of the opportunities you have given us. Thank you so much for all that you do. As students, we will forever remember our time spent at NCMC.”
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