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WCC Foundation Receives Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust Grant

May 02, 2023

Wayne Community College has received a grant to support the construction of an agriculture lab building.

The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust No. One awarded the Foundation of Wayne Community College a $76,000 unrestricted grant. This trust is one of four funds within the Cannon Charitable Interests.

“We are thrilled to receive unrestricted funding from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust,” said Foundation Executive Director Adrienne Northington. “The donation will be used toward our new Agriculture and Natural Resources Lab Building which will allow the programs in this division to offer a more diverse curriculum.”

An architect’s rendering of a proposed agricultural lab building at WCC

Currently, the Agribusiness, Applied Animal Science, Forest Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Swine Management, and Turfgrass Management programs share two classrooms for both instruction and labs. There is little room to store materials and equipment.

WCC is planning a building that will provide both storage and lab space. It will allow instructors to hold labs regardless of the weather and give them the opportunity to bring in live animals.

Its proposed location is adjacent to greenhouses, hydroponics units, and a sustainable farming plot used by agriculture students.

A campaign is underway to raise the estimated $2 million cost of the structure. The Trust’s grant will be added to $500,000 from a gift from the estate of Melda and Bill Lamm that the WCC Foundation has reserved for the project.

For more information about this project and ways to support it, contact the Foundation at 919-739-7022.

About the Foundation
The Foundation of Wayne Community College is a non-profit organization that works to broaden the base of support for educational opportunities at the college. In addition to supporting program and facility enhancements, it assists students with scholarships, funds innovative projects and recognition opportunities for students and employees, and provides cultural activities for the community.

About WCC
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high-quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.