(MARSHALL, Texas) – The TSTC Foundation’s Board of Directors has moved its quarterly meetings from Waco to Marshall.
The first meeting was recently held at the Texas State Technical College campus in Marshall. Leading the meeting was Cary “Mac” Abney, the board’s new chairman. Abney previously served as the board’s treasurer.
“My service on The TSTC Foundation board allows me to help the youth of Texas prepare for their future,” Abney said. “The skills they master improve the quality of life for all Texans and help the state move forward. This is a win-win for both the students and our state.”
Abney, of Marshall, is a certified public accountant and president of Abney and Co. He is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Forestry Association and the Texas Association of Sports Officials. He is also president of the Sabine River Authority of Texas. Abney is a board member of the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
At the meeting, board members received an update on the State of the College delivered by TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser; reviewed Fiscal Year 2021 year-end reports for the budget year, financial services and operations; received the field development quarterly report; and approved the Fiscal Year Foundation Operating Plan.
Some of the financial gifts the Foundation has helped bring to the Marshall campus in the past year include a $100,000 pledge from the American Electric Power Foundation for scholarships for Electrical Lineworker Technology students and $146,000 in equipment from Terex Corp. for the Diesel Equipment Technology program.
“The TSTC in Marshall campus is excited that The TSTC Foundation board meetings are now taking place right here in Harrison County,” said Blake Cox, The TSTC Foundation’s associate field development officer. “From a development standpoint, we have some exciting things that are brewing here in East Texas, and the Foundation will now have an even bigger footprint in our region benefiting our community as a whole.”
Board meetings are held in a combined virtual and in-person format. The next board meeting will be in January.
For more information, go to tstc.edu.