Mohave Community College paid tribute to a member of its Board of Governors on Friday with an informal reception prior to the Board meeting.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Mohave Community College paid tribute to a member of its Board of Governors on Friday with an informal reception prior to the Board meeting.
Kathleen Hodel, who was instrumental in helping to raise $6 million in donations during the lifetime of her service to the college and the MCC Foundation, will complete a six-year term as trustee the end of December.
“I am very honored to have served on this Board,” Hodel said during the regular November board meeting. “Not only am I honored by the voters’ decision, which allowed me to serve them, but I’m also honored by the quality of this Board. It is very obvious between the education, the experience and the business expertise on this Board. I am honored to have served with such professionals.”
Hodel spearheaded the building campaign that funded a $3.5 million expansion to the Lake Havasu City campus about 13 years ago. She was directly responsible for raising $1.5 million of that funding, which helped to construct new classrooms, a bookstore and a library. The library was named in honor for the dedication of her and her husband, Don.
In addition to her service on the Board of Governors, Hodel has been a member of the Lake Havasu City chapter of the Mohave Community College Foundation for 16 years, of which she served as chairman for four. She continued her service on the District Foundation Board for four years, several of which she served as President.
Hodel helped to promote Planned Giving, an avenue for Mohave County residents to honor the college by leaving bequests in the Foundation’s name. Her efforts resulted in $2.5 million being given in trust to the college for the Lake Havasu City campus.
In addition, she has sponsored and administered scholarships totaling $100,000 during four years and she has organized special event fundraisers, which have resulted in numerous donations during her service to the Foundation.
“Kathy’s enthusiasm, energy and drive have been a major impetus in the success of the Foundation and the college,” said Alan Klaas, Foundation executive director.
In addition to her service for the college, Hodel has also been involved with 15 different community organizations.
“This is just a short list of the accomplishments that you’ve had while serving MCC,” said MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns. “We really want to thank you for your service you’ve given to the college. There has never been any doubt in anybody’s mind where your heart has been. You received an annual reward from your hard work when you helped to graduate MCC’s students.”
Phyllis Smith will be next seated as Lake Havasu City’s representative on the MCC Board of Governors in January. Smith has lived in Lake Havasu City for seven years and has received several academic degrees with a broadcasting and educational focus.
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