BCTC Receives $20,000 Donation from Columbia Gas of Kentucky Through the NiSource Charitable Foundation

Administrators holding a giant check

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) has taken another step forward in expanding their new campus at Newtown Pike by receiving a donation of $20,000 from Columbia Gas of Kentucky through the NiSource Charitable Foundation. This will complement an earlier gift of $10,000 bringing their full support to $30,000.

The funding will be used to build the Interdisciplinary Science Center at the Newtown Campus through BCTC's BuildSmart fundraising campaign. The college expects to break ground on the new Science Center in 2016.

The Interdisciplinary Science Center at Newtown is BCTC's top building priority and the total scope of this project is $24 million. The Science Center will allow the college to expand programs in two key career areas, science and healthcare, which are in high demand in the region and beyond.

Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource are dedicated to education in the community and understand how critical BCTC is to the development of a qualified, skilled workforce. "BCTC is a tremendous resource for those who want to further their education," said CKY President Herbert A. Miller, Jr. "The Interdisciplinary Science Center will enhance the educational opportunities in our community and we are proud to help make this resource possible."

Photo caption: From left to right: BCTC Foundation Board Chairman J. Mel Camenisch, Jr.; CKY President Herbert A. Miller, Jr.; BCTC President Augusta A. Julian.

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About Columbia Gas of Kentucky

Columbia Gas of Kentucky delivers clean, affordable and efficient natural gas to approximately 135,000 customers across the state. Headquartered in Lexington, it is one of NiSource's seven regulated utility companies. NiSource (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource is available at www.ColumbiaGasKy.com and www.nisource.com.