NTCC dedicates Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Ag Complex
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President Brad Johnson assists as Mrs. Elizabeth Whatley cuts the
ribbon to the new Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture Complex on the
campus of Northeast Texas Community College. Representatives from NTCC
and special guests look on.
than 300 people came out to celebrate the new Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley
Agriculture Complex at Northeast Texas Community College. A
dedication ceremony was held in the pavilion of the recently-opened
facility and Elizabeth Whatley and other special guests were on hand for
the ribbon cutting.
Whatley gave more than $900,000 to the
building that now bears her name. This was part of a $1.7 million
donation she made to NTCC in 2008.
“The Whatley family has made
so many contributions to this institution over the years. Their gifts
have literally changed the face of our campus and we are so grateful for
their generosity,” Dr. Jonathan McCullough, NTCC Vice President for
Other major contributors to the ag complex
project include: State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), $750,000; The
Meadows Foundation; $85,000; and Bowie-Cass Electric, $50,000. Also
recognized at the event were Mrs. Kathryn Callaway, who has established a
perpetual scholarship for agriculture, and Dr. Charles Florio, NTCC
President Emeritus. Craig Trimm, Acting Assistant Deputy Administrator
for Farm Programs with the United States Department of Agriculture, was
the special guest speaker on Thursday.
NTCC recently received
word that the Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture Complex received
Platinum Certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED), the nationally accepted benchmark for
environmentally-friendly construction. This is the highest rating a
building can receive.
For more information about the Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture Complex or NTCC Agriculture, please visit www.ntcc.edu/ag or call Dr. Charlie Apter at 903-434-8267.
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