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September 2010 Check Presentation

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

While bricks and mortar create the physical structure of an institution of learning, it’s the courageous, imaginative and hardworking people who truly make that place blossom with the power to change lives. Over time, generations of students graduate and soar to new heights, forming the building blocks of an everlasting legacy.  That fundamental truth is embraced by the generous philanthropists at Henkelman Construction, who recently honored the contributions of their late friend and coworker by forming the Larry W. Jackson Endowed Scholarship at Polk State College. As a member of the College’s first graduating class of 1964, Larry helped form the foundation of this meaningful tradition. Now, thanks to this scholarship in his name, he will forever continue that legacy by enabling Polk State College students in perpetuity attain their dream of a higher education.

This is the latest act of generosity by a company whose philanthropy throughout the years has made a tremendous impact on the College’s students, with approximately $41,000 donated to date for scholarships and programs. On September 27, 2010 at the College’s District Board of Trustees meeting on the Lakeland Campus, Ron and Gary Henkelman of Henkelman Construction were gratefully honored for their longtime generosity at a check presentation ceremony on the Lakeland campus, at the stunning new Student Center which Henkelman played a key role in renovating—yet another important contribution the company has provided for Polk State College. Pictured left to right: Cindy Hartley Ross, Ron Henkelman, Rick Garcia, Dr. Eileen Holden, Gary Henkelman, Greg Littleton, Teresa Martinez.