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Muskegon Community College receives $1.5 million gift


Muskegon Community College receives its largest individual gift and names its new downtown center after donor.

Muskegon Community College’s Downtown Center has a name and it’s the Carolyn I. and Peter Sturrus Technology Center. The couple has a long history with Muskegon Community College. With much of their successes connected to MCC a $1.5 million donation was made during this week’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The money will ensure the new Downtown Center will be completed providing state-of-the-art training for students enrolled in Applied Technology programs. The 85,000 square foot Carolyn I. and Peter Sturrus Technology Center houses electronics/automation, welding, engineering and alternative energy programs to name a few.

Peter Sturrus took classes at MCC helping to launch his tool-and-die-maker career. Carolyn Sturrus began working at Muskegon Junior College in 1951 assisting more than a half-a-dozen directors and presidents.

Patrick Center, WGVU News

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.