Published August 3, 2020
Representatives from National Beef Packing Company LLC presented Dodge City Community College (DC3) with a check for $10,000 on Friday, July 31, to help with the college’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts.
National Beef Human Resources Director, Onofre “Opie” Astorga, said National Beef is grateful to the college for how it has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“National Beef wants be supportive of DC3, and this donation is just a token of our appreciation for what they do,” Astorga said. “And we look forward to having better partnerships—and more partnerships—with DC3.”
In a release from National Beef, General Manager Kris Ragan said National Beef is grateful for how DC3 has taken care of its employees and their families during the past few months.
“I promise you that our National Beef family is committed to walking hand in hand with you, and other Dodge City community leadership and organizations, in doing all we can to protect the health and safety of our community,” Ragan said.
“I’m pleased with the contribution they made to the college for our COVID-19 efforts,” said Gary Harshberger, DC3 Board of Trustees Chairman. “We’re doing everything we can to make our students safe and feel comfortable here, and this donation will go a long way in helping us to continue to do that.”
DC3 President Dr. Harold Nolte said, “National Beef, like DC3, is committed to serving our community. We are so thankful for their generous donation during these challenging times, and we are excited about the possibility of helping National Beef meet its workforce development needs in the future.”
By Lance ZieschDC3 Media Specialist