Donation made to LMC campaign

Published 11:03 am Monday, December 14, 2015

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College has received a gift of $50,000 from the Bosch Community Fund to go toward the college’s ongoing Campaign for Tomorrow. The money will provide for the naming of a classroom in the Hanson Technology Center, which is scheduled to open on the Napier Avenue Campus in the fall of 2016.

“From robotics and mechatronics to welding and fabrication, the automotive industry is in need of a highly skilled manufacturing workforce,” said Rob Spaargaren, plant manager for Bosch’s St. Joseph facility. “Bosch’s grant to Lake Michigan College’s Hanson Technology Center supports the important role of driving interest in careers in manufacturing and helping to prepare our future workforce.”

The Bosch Community Fund supports local charitable projects at each of its global locations. The funds are particularly targeted at scientific, technological, and environmental initiatives.

LMC’s Campaign for Tomorrow has raised $6.247 million of its $7.5 million goal to fund the Hanson Technology Center as well as the Wine and Culinary Education Center, the Edward J. Todd Business Education and Resource Center, the Student Success Center, Mendel Center modernization, and classroom modernization on the Napier Avenue Campus; the Student Services Center at the Bertrand Crossing Campus; and updated science labs at the South Haven Campus.

More information about the Campaign for Tomorrow can be found at or by calling Mary Klemm, executive director of the LMC Foundation, at (269) 927-6849.