As published on Cuyamaca College’s website, the Rice family has endowed the college’s Promise Plus program with $100,000 for scholarships. The college will name a classroom in the Ornamental Horticulture Complex after the family, who is a longtime donor to the school.
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Cuyamaca College is naming a classroom in the Ornamental Horticulture Complex after a longtime benefactor which recently endowed the college district’s Promise Plus program $100,000 for student scholarships.
The Governing Board approved the classroom dedication Friday in recognition of the decades-long support of the Rice Family Foundation, which has donated more than $1 million to Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges over the years, particularly the horticulture program.
A plaque will be posted outside a classroom in the complex currently under renovation as part of the college district’s Proposition V construction bond program. The $16.7 million project, scheduled to be completed in fall 2020, will include updated facilities, well-equipped greenhouses, an outdoor instructional area and expanded retail space for the college nursery.
In 2018, the Rice Family Foundation was lauded by the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges and presented with the Bill and Judy Garrett Civic Leadership Award for its years of support for Cuyamaca and Grossmont College students.
This time, the foundation created by the late Morgan Rice, a San Diego real estate investor, is being recognized by the college district for its support of Promise Plus, a scholarship program to help students at the East County community colleges reach their education goals.
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