/Fundraiser raises over $5,000 for science museum

Fundraiser raises over $5,000 for science museum

St. Clair County Community College President Dr. Kevin Pollock showed off his musical talent Thurs., Feb. 28 during a fundraiser to raise money to expand SC4’s Natural Science Museum on SC4’s Port Huron campus.

Sponsored by the SC4 Foundation and Lynch’s Irish Tavern, “The Sounds of SC4 President Dr. Kevin A. Pollock” featured Dr. Pollock singing and playing the acoustic guitar at Lynch’s from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event was free of charge, though donations were encouraged.

Lynch’s started off the night with a $500 donation, more than the originally pledged $200.

According to David Goetze, Director of College Advancement, Foundation, and Alumni Relations at SC4, the event raised $5,170, well over the $3,000 goal.

Of the total, two live auctions raised $1,200; among the items were tickets to a Tigers game on April 27.

Many faculties, alumni, SC4 Foundation members and quite a few members of the Board of Trustees at SC4 came to Lynch’s to support Pollock and help raise money. Some audience members even held up scorecards during the first few songs.

Before playing, Pollock said that he was “incredibly nervous” having only performed six times in the last four years.

The Natural Science Museum is the third capital project of the SC4 Foundation’s “All Aboard: Campaign for Talent, Technology, and Tomorrow,” which began Nov. 1, 2011.

The Natural Science Museum expansion will be in their current location on the first floor of the Clara E. Mackenzie building. Renovation will improve and expand upon existing displays and some in storage, with signage and surrounding seating for group or individual study.

The All Aboard campaign is donation based and focuses on raising money for five capital projects and student scholarships.

The McMorran Greenway and Street Closure Project and the Campus Innovation Center were the first two projects to be completed. Remaining campaign projects include restoration of room 312 in the Main Building and updating campus signage.

To donate to the campaign online or view more information on remaining projects, visit sc4.edu/allaboard.

Liz Whittemore

Photo Editor