Bus donated to Bevill State

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 3/29/19

FAYETTE — A bus has been donated to Bevill State Community College for student transportation.A 2019 Startran PS/2 bus was donated on March 22, and presented to Bevill State officials at the …

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Bus donated to Bevill State

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FAYETTE — A bus has been donated to Bevill State Community College for student transportation.

A 2019 Startran PS/2 bus was donated on March 22, and presented to Bevill State officials at the college's Fayette campus.

The Bevill State Foundation made the generous donation.

“We are so excited to be able to present this bus to the Fayette campus of Bevill State for its use in transporting students involved in athletics and student organizations,” Dr. Camilla Benton, president of the Bevill Foundation, said in a press release. “The foundation and the college have a long-standing, effective partnership, working together to maintain the strength of Bevill State."

She continued, "Over the previous two years, the Bevill Foundation has awarded in excess of $260,000 in scholarships for the Fayette campus, in addition to providing assistance on various facilities projects. The college currently provides office space to the Foundation which recently relocated to the Bevill Building.”

Bevill State President Dr. Kim Ennis said she is thankful for the donation that will be of great benefit to the college.

“The Bevill Foundation has solidly maintained their support for the college through scholarships and donations of equipment," Ennis said. "Providing Bevill State with a bus for student and student-athlete transportation is a substantial contribution. It shows their continued belief in the mission of the institution and the value it brings to this area. I am grateful for the support they give to Bevill State."

Further insight about the Bevill State Foundation was provided in the press release.

"Mr. Earl McDonald established the Bevill Foundation so that deserving students could realize their dream of pursuing education through scholarships. He was also aware that the campus would need support on various projects," Benton said. "The future of this campus and its importance to the community were the basis of his goals. Returns on investments are used annually to provide this assistance. Former board member, John Jeans, was a valuable member who worked tirelessly with us to ensure our investments stayed on track to make this day possible.”