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South Plains College to host dedication ceremony on Sept. 7 

LEVELLAND – The South Plains College Board of Regents and administration will host a dedication ceremony Friday (Sept. 7) for the Earl and June Gerstenberger Residence Hall, located at South College Avenue and J.V. Morton Drive. 

The event will begin at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a reception for the honorees until 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. 

The Board of Regents adopted a resolution on May 10, 2018 to change the name of the college’s newest student residence facility from Southwest Hall to Earl and June Gerstenberger Hall. 

“This is a fitting tribute and wonderful way to honor them for their years of dedication,” said Mike Box, chairman of the South Plains College Board of Regents. In their work together at SPC, the Gerstenbergers’ commitment to fostering opportunities for student success became the standard for the student services program. 

 “We are proud to recognize the contributions and investments that Earl and June made to South Plains College over the years,” said Dr. Robin Satterwhite, SPC President. “They both served as a foundation for the promising beginnings of the college, and they were instrumental in the growth of the college to what it is today. Without them, South Plains College would be a very different place.” 

Now as retirees and friends of the college, the Gerstenbergers have continued to show their support of the college in a multitude of ways, including the establishment of a scholarship endowment bearing their name to benefit students in the agriculture program. 

For more information, contact Dane Dewbre, associate dean of marketing and recruitment, at (806) 716-2210 or email ddewbre@southplainscollege.edu.