Smithfield Herald

JCC Foundation salutes donor

Among those on hand for the reception were, from left, David Johnson, JCC president; Iris Adkins; Kenneth Talton; Lyn Austin, chair of the JCC Board of Trustees; Scott Parrish, president of the JCC Foundation; and Barry Partlo, president-elect.
Among those on hand for the reception were, from left, David Johnson, JCC president; Iris Adkins; Kenneth Talton; Lyn Austin, chair of the JCC Board of Trustees; Scott Parrish, president of the JCC Foundation; and Barry Partlo, president-elect. JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Johnston Community College Foundation recently held a reception in honor of Kenneth Talton of Selma, who made a contribution to name the circulation desk in the college’s library.

The purpose of the gift was to fund a portion of the library, a major capital project. The circulation desk is now the Kenneth A. and Daffie M. Talton Circulation Desk.

Talton is a businessman who has been a contributor and friend of JCC since 2009. Before supporting capital projects, he established two scholarship endowments: the Johnny and Jessie Talton Scholarship, named in memory of his parents, and the Kenneth A. Talton Jr. Scholarship, named in memory of his son.

Twyla Wells, executive director of the JCC Foundation, thanked Talton for his generous support of the college. “The generosity of Mr. Talton and other individuals is allowing the college to pursue capital projects that will impact the campus and the community for a lifetime,” she said.

The 33,000-square-foot, two-story library is the college’s first environmentally-constructed building. The library, which opened in fall 2011, meets the needs of the college’s increasing student body and provides updated space for the library and distance education programs.

In addition to housing a state-of-the-art distance education suite, the building also features themed rooms showcasing special library collections such as children’s books, Johnston County and North Carolina historical materials, and music and media collections.

For more information about giving and naming opportunities at JCC, call the foundation at 919-209-2222.

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