ODEC donation to Cecil College will aid local children and families

ODEC's Brent Converse, fourth from left, presents check to Cecil College Foundation staff, including, (l to r), Mary Moore, Frank Mita, Stacy Igo, and Rebecca Harten.

ODEC’s Brent Converse, fourth from left, presents check to Cecil College Foundation staff, including, (l to r), Mary Moore, Frank Mita, Stacy Igo, and Rebecca Harten.

Continuing a long tradition of philanthropy in Cecil County, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has donated $2,000 to Cecil College to improve educational services to local children and families.

As noted in Cecil College’s press release, $1,300 of the gift will enable the purchase of two smart tablets to aid educationally-delayed and non-verbal children in the community.  Teachers at the College’s Family Education Center have test piloted a program that uses smart tablets to help these children improve verbal skills and reach their targeted education level.

The remaining $700 will provide a scholarship for a student enrolled in a certificate program, such as welding, truck driver training, or one of several health care options. The College’s certificate programs are vital to helping local citizens improve their professional skills and increase their employment opportunities.

“We are honored to be long time supporters of Cecil College,” said Brent Converse, facility site manager for ODEC’s Rock Springs Generation Facility in Rising Sun, Md. “Being a local employer, we think the education of our community is very important to providing growth for the county as well as prospective employees for all of the business owners in the area.”

ODEC has supported a variety of philanthropic organizations in Cecil County over the last ten years, including the Water Witch Fire Company, Cecil County Special Olympics, Cecil County Arts Council, and Perryville Middle School.