Belleville, Ontario, November 21, 2014 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce a donation of $25,000 in support of the Campaign for Loyalist College, from a local family business.
Sheila Reynolds, Kevin Reynolds, Kyle Reynolds and Kristin Crowe (Reynolds), made the donation in recognition of the late L. Glynn Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was a Master Electrician by trade, owning and operating a construction business in the Belleville area before founding Quinte-Kawartha Alarm Systems Limited, operating as Alarm Systems.
“We recognize that the College has such an important role in our community and that Loyalist graduates have made many contributions to the success of our business. We currently employ 12 Loyalist graduates in our Belleville operation. We are extremely proud to provide this support to our community College.” – Kristin Crowe, President of the family company
“We are very grateful to the Reynolds family for their commitment to the College. Their generous gift will help Loyalist to prepare the next generation of skilled trades professionals to meet society’s evolving needs.” – Maureen Piercy, Loyalist College President and CEO
About the Campaign for Loyalist College
The $6 million campaign is in place to complete and equip the Skills Centre and to provide support for student financial assistance. The Skills Centre, which opened in 2011, features 50,950 square feet of repurposed ‘green’ space, and an additional 70,850 square feet of new, flexible space for teaching, laboratories, shops, research labs and classrooms. After years of advocacy by area manufacturers and economic development partners, the multi-use facility was built with a $16.6 million investment from the provincial and federal governments. It was made possible through funding from the federal Knowledge Infrastructure Program and matching funds from the provincial government, with additional funding from Student Government, municipalities and partners in the business community. LEED® Silver certification was awarded in 2014.