Trinidad State News

Trinidad State Educational Foundation Board Members named

Trinidad Campus / January 27, 2015

At the Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation’s recent annual membership meeting and Board of Directors meeting, the Foundation members elected two from the group to the Board of Directors, Kathleen Griego, owner of the Wendy’s in Trinidad, and Mary Lou Tallon, Banking Center Manager for Community Banks of Colorado in Alamosa to the Board of Directors. Rounding out the six-member board are Leslie J. Gerbracht, Third Judicial District Court Judge, Laura DeBella, State Farm Agent, Kim Lucero, Director of Planning & Development for Mt. San Rafael Hospital, and Ed Trommeter, owner/broker of Town & Country Real Estate. Officers of the Board were elected – Leslie J. Gerbracht, President; Laura DeBella, Vice President; and Mary Lou Tallon, Secretary/Treasurer.

The TSJC Educational Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1968 to raise and manage private gifts to benefit Trinidad State Junior College. The mission of the Foundation is to support the growth and development of the College. The private gifts raised by the Foundation do not replace other revenue streams; rather, private gifts allow the Foundation to bridge the gap between the needs and resources of the College. “Our Board of Directors looks forward to working with Ms. Toni DeAngelis, Executive Director of the Foundation and Dr. Carmen Simone, President of TSJC as the Foundation continues its success in supporting the College,” said Foundation President, Leslie J. Gerbracht.

The members of the Foundation are civic-minded citizens from the communities served by the College who are interested in, and have a passion for, Trinidad State Junior College. Members further the mission of the Foundation through active engagement in fundraising activities, advocacy, participation and leadership. As ambassadors, Foundation members help to better serve the community by sharing knowledge of issues, promoting activities at the College, and highlighting the need for community investment in order to stimulate quality and excellence into the programs offered by the College while encouraging TSJC students to achieve their goals through higher education. For further information about the Foundation, scholarship information or donation opportunities, please call Ms. Toni DeAngelis, Executive Director at 719-846-5520 or 719-589-7200.