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Optima Chemical supports SGSC Students through “Bridging the GAP” Fund Drive

Posted on Sep 05, 2019

The South Georgia State College (SGSC) Foundation would like to express its appreciation to Optima Chemical for serving as a Signature Benefactor level donor to support students on SGSC’s Douglas campus. The “Bridging the GAP Fund Drive” was held to raised funds for students with financial need which may prevent them from covering their full tuition balance, and thus enrolling in college.


Optima Chemical has a long and rich history of engagement and support for education in our region.  Ms. Walda Kight, vice president for institutional advancement, states, “Providing access and opportunities to students who would otherwise not be able to afford a college education is a key focus at SGSC. Optima Chemical’s recent gift in support of SGSC students is another example of their desire to enhance educational opportunities and increase workforce preparedness for our community. It is rewarding to have partners like Optima Chemical to assist with opening doors and creating bright futures.”


To learn more about supporting need-based scholarships or other types of giving for the South Georgia State College Foundation, please contact Ms. Walda Kight, vice president for institutional advancement, by phone at 912-260-4274 or by email at walda.kight@sgsc.edu.


The South Georgia State College Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia and is recognized as tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Foundations are tax deductible as applicable by law.


In attendance for the presentation were (left to right) Mr. Tom Smith, SGSC Foundation Past President; Mr. Gene Williams, Optima Chemical President; Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers, SGSC President and Mr. Keith Woodward, Optima Chemical Supply Chain Manager.