Ozarks Technical Community College recognized Larry and Donna Snyder with the naming of the Larry and Donna Snyder Atrium in a ceremony today, Monday, Oct. 6. The event was held in the newly renovated atrium, located in the Information Commons East building of the OTC Springfield Campus.
Mr. Snyder, a strong advocate for workforce training and local economic development, was elected to a six-year term to the OTC Board of Trustees in April 2006. He was re-elected in April 2012.
During his tenure, Mr. Snyder and family established the OTC Trustee Scholarship for students with financial need. Mr. Snyder contributed to the OTC landmark sign at the corner of National Avenue and Chestnut Expressway. He also led the fundraising efforts for the sign by securing contributions from: Davis Electric, Lael Stucco Company, Acme Brick, Midwest Block, Builder’s Rebar and Whitman Contractors.
“We are grateful to the Snyder family for their long-standing support and generosity,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. “Their investment in OTC is vital to the continued success of the college and our local community.”
“The Snyder family has played a major role in implementing and sustaining the OTC Trustee Scholarship fund,” added Cliff Davis, vice chancellor and executive director of the OTC Foundation. “The official naming of the Larry and Donna Snyder Atrium is our opportunity to publicly thank Mr. Snyder and his family for their continued support.”
Mr. Snyder has been in the construction and development business for more than thirty years. As the owner of Larry Snyder & Company, a commercial and industrial construction business, he conducts business in the south-central and eastern parts of the United States. He also owns LS&C Development Services, a heavy construction company, and Midwest Mining, Inc.
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