Muscatine Community College will receive a donation of $150,000 from Kent Corporation for its Loper Hall renovation project.

“Kent Corporation recognizes that Muscatine Community College is a tremendous resource for our community,” said Gage Kent, CEO and Chairman of Kent Corporation. “For more than fifty years, Kent Corporation and the MCC Agriculture program have shared a mission of success.”

Built in 1977, Loper Hall houses the college library and student success center along with classrooms and some faculty offices.

Planning for the $1 million renovation project has been underway for at least two years. When completed, the building’s lower level will include new student-oriented and flexible learning spaces, collaborative work areas, and quiet study rooms. In addition, electrical, technology and other key infrastructure pieces of the building will be updated and prepared for the century ahead.

“We can’t thank Kent Corporation enough for their support of this project,” said MCC President Naomi DeWinter. “Our entire campus is excited about what is happening with Loper Hall. When completed, it will be a real jewel for the college and a tremendous asset in the education of our students.”

Kent Corporation’s contribution follows the announcement earlier this year of a significant donation from the Carver Trust. The donations are part of the college’s ongoing fundraising campaign for the renovation.

Kent Corporation’s operating subsidiaries include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Pet Group, all headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, and Kent Precision Foods Group in St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Corporation’s family of companies employs more than 2,000 people and does business throughout the U.S., Canada, and the world. Visit www.kentww.com for more information.

Muscatine Community College is one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges that also includes Clinton and Scott Community Colleges. For more infor