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Lansing Community College's Board of Trustees Approve Granger Tower Gift

August 30, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - Downtown Lansing will be graced with a timeless icon this fall with the addition of the Granger Tower at Lansing Community College (LCC). The tower will stand east of Capitol Avenue and west of Grand Avenue on LCC’s downtown campus.

Glenn and Trish Granger will donate the tower that will stand six stories tall.

"This tower will serve as a visual centerpiece for the downtown campus, providing a gathering space for the entire college community," said LCC President Dr. Brent Knight. "I am grateful to the Grangers for their generous support."

The Granger Tower will be dedicated to Alton and Jan Granger for supporting education opportunities in Lansing. The Granger family founded Granger Construction in 1959. In 1978, Alton and Jan, along with Alton's brothers and their wives, started the Granger Foundation that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the greater Lansing area.

"We feel honored to have been approached by President Knight for this project," said Glenn Granger, president and chief executive officer of Granger Construction. "Dr. Knight has transformed LCC, making the College a destination for students, employees, and the community. The tower will continue to solidify that feeling of community pride and gathering for generations to come."

The Granger Tower will also help ring in LCC's 60th anniversary this year.

"The tower will become an iconic symbol of LCC, and of downtown Lansing," said Robert Proctor, chair of the LCC Board of Trustees. "The Board is proud to support this new landmark, which will serve as a point of pride for generations of LCC students and alumni."

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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