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Dodge City Community College Foundation Receives Generous Donation for Student Activities Center

Published November 9, 2017

Dodge City Community College Foundation announced today they have received a generous donation for the Dodge City Community College Student Activities Center from Western State Bank.

Western State Bank is a family owned bank doing business in Dodge City, Garden City, Scott City, Leoti, Colby, Goodland and St. Francis.  “Western State Bank is pleased to be able to give back to the Community and the students of DCCC,” states Banking Center President Todd English.

“Western State Bank is a proven community leader, investing in our community and giving back generously,” states Foundation Director, Christina Haselhorst. “We are proud to partner with WSB in the new Student Activities Center. Because of their generous donation, a VIP area will be created within the ‘dome’ for premium seating at basketball and volleyball games. This area is something that we’ve been looking forward to creating, giving another place to come together as a community, whether at a game, a place to rest while using the walking track, and more.”

Jacob Ripple, DC3 Athletic Director, is pleased as well. “We are very excited the very generous donation that Western State Bank has given to the Dodge City Community College Foundation,” Ripple announce. “The college and the foundation are making a strong effort to pull together to take DC3 in a positive direction and it takes community partners like Western State Bank to make all of this a possibility. I can’t thank Todd English and the rest of the staff at WSB for their generosity towards the college.”

“I am grateful for the generosity of Western State Bank and for their willingness to invest in the future of the DC3 Foundation,” said Haselhorst. “The Foundation is looking forward to a long relationship with WSB and we are excited to add them to the DC3 Foundation Family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We are forever grateful to all of our donors and our future is bright when generous organizations such as Western State Bank step forward to help the Foundation help our DC3 students succeed.”

Haselhorst added, “We will be featuring some of our donors during the month of November on our social media platforms and on our website ( as a part of the national #GivingTuesday campaign. The Foundation is encouraging everyone to take part in #GivingTuesday, whether it’s with a donation to the Foundation, volunteering locally, or giving back to the community or a favorite charity. Western State Bank is solid example of giving back to their community through the Foundation and we cannot thank them enough.”   There are many, many options to explore to help grow Dodge City Community College. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to support DC3 through donations for scholarships, programs, and projects. Follow the Foundation on Facebook (@DC3Foundation), Twitter (@DC3_Foundation), and LinkedIn ( To support the Foundation and become part of our DC3 Foundation Family, donate to the foundation at Want more information about #GivingTuesday, donating, inquire about naming opportunities, and how to join our newsletter list? Please contact Christina Haselhorst at the DC3 Foundation office at or 620-225-9541.