Mill Creek Foundation grants $5,000 to STC

by | November 29, 2012 9:41 am

 The Mill Creek Foundation and Southeastern Technical College recently signed a grant agreement that will give $5,000 to the Swainsboro campus’s Electrical System Technology (EST) program.

   “The grant is for the upstairs portion of the house in my lab for Smart Home Technology and anything else to help finish the house,” said Tony Criswell, EST instructor at STC-Swainsboro.

   The two-story house, built inside Criswell’s lab in January of this year, is used as a “real-world” teaching tool, letting students understand and apply electrical concepts in environments they will see outside the lab. 

   To realize Criswell’s original vision of a second floor built and furnished as a residence, more equipment and work is required, and the grant from Mill Creek Foundation will allow for that.

   “This is very exciting,” said Criswell. “I am looking forward to the day that the upstairs is complete and we can begin showing it off to the community.”

   The Mill Creek Foundation, established in 1986, meets six times a year to review grant applications from non-profit organizations in Emanuel County. To date, the foundation has distributed more than $1.5 million.

   For more information on Southeastern Tech, call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200 or visit

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