West Memphis College to Share Grant Transportation Technology Center

AUGUST 24, 2006 - Posted at 7:41 a.m. CDT

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Mid-South Community College will participate in a $419,383 National Science Foundation grant project designed to create a national resource in transportation and logistics technology for educational institutions and business and industry.  With the grant, MSCC joins a select group of two-year colleges across the nation to receive funding from the NSF.

The grant will finance the Mid-America Transportation Technology Education Center, which will be housed on the MSCC campus and will be supported by some of the world's largest corporations, including Wal-Mart, Federal Express and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

"This is a historic step forward for Mid-South Community College and for our region," said Dr. Glen Fenter, MSCC president.  "We are extremely pround to have the opportunity to participate in this landmark project.  You can count on one hand the number of two-year colleges in Arkansas that have received a National Science Foundation grant, so we have been truly blessed.   We are looking forward to the new opportunities this will create."