Striegel Engineering Center gets boost from Boettcher Foundation

RANGELY — Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) received an award letter this month from the Boettcher Foundation announcing that the college would receive a $50,000 grant to assist in the renovation of the W.C. Striegel Engineering Center.
The W.C. Striegel Engineering Center is an existing building on the Rangely campus, which is undergoing an extensive renovation. Its renovation is one of the goals of Community Partners Building Futures, the college’s first-ever major gifts campaign.
The new classrooms and labs will allow CNCC to prepare students for careers in the fields of engineering and energy management using modern technologies and equipment.
“With billions of dollars committed nationwide to infrastructure and energy, the need for well-trained professionals is greater than ever,” according to John Boyd, CNCC president. “We are resolved to graduate knowledgeable civil engineering technicians, energy auditors, and more. This facility will provide a base for state-of-the-art training in fields that are and will be in high demand around the region and around the country.”
Boyd continued, saying, “We are grateful for the support of the Boettcher Foundation, especially in this time of economic uncertainty, when so many are in need of assistance.”
Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation, wrote in the award letter to CNCC, “Thank you for the dedication and hard work that you have given to the community. The Boettcher Foundation is proud to support your efforts and wishes you the best in your endeavors.”
The Boettcher Foundation is a “privately endowed grant-making organization dedicated to assisting, encouraging, and promoting the residents of the State of Colorado,” according to its Web site.
To date, the College’s Community Partners Building Futures major gifts campaign has raised more than $1,077,000 of the $1.4 million needed for the W.C. Striegel Engineering Center renovation.
The campaign has also reached approximately 79 percent of the total goal of $8.3 million for the entire campaign. Campaign goals include the Craig Campus build-out, new and renovated buildings on the Rangely campus, program expansions in both Craig and Rangely, plus increased Service Center support in the communities of Hayden, Meeker and South Routt.