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Message from Harry Hamlin
Many people are not aware that Pulaski Tech receives the lowest Arkansas government funding per student of any other state college. This is why Pulaski Tech relies on support from outside donors in order to fully fund its needs. Our Foundation Board devotes itself to funding and developing programs, furnishing and equipping buildings, and securing financial aid for students.
I am pleased to say that Mitchell-Williams underwrites an annual student scholarship and that we hire Pulaski Tech graduates at our law firm. The education provided in the college’s Department of Paralegal Technology is on par with that offered at any other educational institution in the state. Professionalism is an integral part of the curriculum at Pulaski Tech, and perhaps the average student age of 30 leads to a maturity that is often missing in younger college students or graduates.
Message from Joyce Taylor
Under the leadership of PTC President Dr. Margaret Ellibee, the college is placing even greater emphasis on student retention and course completion. We are pleased with enrollment growth, but we are even more excited each time a student completes requirements for graduation. Our goal is to prepare students to become responsible and productive citizens. We strive to offer students the help they need to excel in today’s economic environment.
Our successful grants program has allowed us to enhance and expand our educational opportunities and academic programs. The PTC Foundation has proven itself a good steward of monies from private, corporate and governmental sources and raised more than $15 million in grant funding in the past five years. We continue to apply for and receive grant funding from a variety of sources each year.
None of these activities or accomplishments would have been possible without generous community support generated by special events, in-kind or outright gifts and through planned giving. The philanthropy of donors who continue to see potential in our two-year college has helped PTC to advance on every level. We are forever grateful.
--Pulaski Technical College Foundation, Inc.