GCSC Foundation Receives Donation from Former College Trustee in Support of The Gulf Coast Guarantee Program

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The Gulf Coast State College Foundation is excited to announce that it is receiving a donation from Mr. George Duren in the amount of $50,000. The donation will be used to support The Gulf Coast Guarantee program to assist all high school students graduating from the GCSC service district with their tuition and fees.

Mr. Duren is a former trustee who served from 1994 through 2002 and was vice chair from 2001 through 2002. Mr. Duren, along with his family has owned and operated Duren’s Piggly Wiggly and Bluewater Outriggers in Port St Joe since 1976.

“I am humbled by Mr. Duren’s continued support of the college. We appreciate the $50,000 donation he is giving us for the Gulf Coast Guarantee, yet another campaign to help students. On behalf of the GCSC Foundation and the College, we thank him for investing in our students and for believing in us, and the potential within each and every student that walks through our doors,” Dr. John Holdnak, President of Gulf Coast State College.

A check presentation will be held during the District Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the William C. Cramer, Jr. Seminar Room.

For Media:
• GCSC Panama City Campus, Student Union West, William C. Cramer, Jr. Seminar Room (3rd floor)
• Thursday, June 30, 2022
• 10:00 a.m.

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities and program support for students enrolled at Gulf Coast State College. The Foundation is committed to the belief that every deserving student merits a chance to continue his or her education regardless of cost.

Media Advisory
June 28, 2022
CONTACT: Erin Keel, Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator of GCSC Foundation [email protected] 850.872.3815

The Foundation, with the support of individuals, businesses, other foundations and grants, has created and endowed more than 750 scholarships. For 52 years, the Foundation has served Gulf Coast State College by donating more than $26 million for scholarship and program support.