Gordon State College Foundation Receives USDA Grant Funds

The Gordon State College Foundation has received $21,300 in grant funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Funds will be used for the purchase of equipment for the newly established Gordon State College Digital Media Arts Lab.

USDA Deputy under Secretary for Rural Development, Justin Maxson announced that the grant is a part of a $185 million investment by the USDA to equip, rebuild and modernize essential services in rural areas of 32 states.

“It has been wonderful partnering with USDA, and we are very grateful for the support that we have received for the GSC Digital Media Arts Lab,” said Montrese Adger Fuller, GSC Vice President of Advancement, External Relations and Marketing.

GSCF’s proposal included the importance of developing tech skills related to new media fields to benefit the students at Gordon State College.

Dr. Ed Whitelock said, “The equipment that this grant allows us to purchase is essential to the development of our new Nexus degree in Film Production and will allow us, as well, to continue to expand the means by which we present our performing arts programming to the community.“

The establishment of a digital media arts lab will assist GSC in upholding its mission as an access institution that provides exceptional and accessible education through innovative teaching, engaged learning and transformative experiences for the benefit of our students, the communities we serve and the world we live in.