JANUARY 14, 2004

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OKC Community College receives $2 million gift
Several offices at Oklahoma City Community College will move into a new facility later this spring. The building, formerly TowerTech, Inc. World Headquarters, is located at 119th and I-44.

Oklahoma City Community College recently received property valued at $2 million. The property, formerly Tower Tech, Inc. World Headquarters, was given to the College by John Massey, Chairman of the Board for First United Bank and Trust of Durant, Okla. The building and land is located at 11935 South I-44 in Oklahoma City.

Darrel Lanier, Chair of the Oklahoma City Community College Board of Regents, expressed the Board's gratitude for the gift to the College. The 25,600 square foot facility of office and conference space is on 5.3 acres and will be used to accommodate college administrative support functions. The space will also be used for business training classes and seminars.

Vacated space on the College campus at SW 74th and May will be remodeled to create critically needed classrooms. The college has experienced a 20 percent enrollment growth over the past two years.

Oklahoma City Community College President Bob Todd said Massey, an Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, is a lifelong supporter of higher education.

"His (Massey) commitment and service to the State of Oklahoma and his belief in Oklahoma City Community College as a leader in the state's higher education system have resulted in this $2 million gift to the College," said Todd. "We deeply appreciate his support which continually focuses on student success."

College officials are currently working on timelines and functional planning for the facility. A spring 2004 move is anticipated.

Contact: Jessica Martinez-Brooks, 1-405-682-7590