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OTC to recognize Jared family with naming ceremony

Ozarks Technical Community College will hold a ceremony on Friday, May 4, to recognize Jerry and Linda Jared and family with the naming of the Jared Family Atrium.  The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Jared Family Atrium, located in the Information Commons at the OTC Springfield Campus.

Mr. Jared is the Chariman and CEO of Jared Enterprises, former owner of Cody’s Convenience Stores, and a former member of the OTC Foundation Board.  The Jared Family presented the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of the College, with a lead gift in support of the Center for Workforce Development Initiative, a part of the now-completed Capital Campaign. 

“We are grateful to the Jared family for their support and their generosity, and we are pleased to be able to recognize them for their involvement in our Campaign,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. “Their investment in our workforce development programs is vital to the continued success of that important part of the College.”

“The Jared family has been involved with our Capital Campaign from the beginning, and were among the first to give toward the Center for Workforce Development Initiative,” added Cliff Davis, vice chancellor for Advancement | Workforce Development and executive director of the OTC Foundation.  “The official naming of the Jared Family Atrium is our opportunity to thank them publicly for their support.”

The OTC Foundation, now in its 14th year of operation, works to meet the ever-increasing needs of Ozarks Technical Community College through the funding of scholarships, new programs, and capital improvement projects. 


Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655


Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659


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