Levelland community invited to ribbon cutting at SPC on Sept. 9
LEVELLAND – On Friday (Sept. 9), South Plains College will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wilburn and Helen Wheeler Science Center at 10 a.m. in the Helen DeVitt Jones Student Learning Center.
Members of the community, the SPC faculty and staff are invited to attend the dedication event and the Open House. Tours will follow the ceremony.
Through their foundation, the William R. and Sandra L. Wheeler Charitable Foundation, the Wheelers pledged $7,000,000 toward the expansion and renovation of the Science Building on the Levelland Campus. In recognition of this support, the SPC Board of Regents approved renaming the building the Wilburn and Helen Wheeler Science Center in honor of Bill Wheeler’s parents.
The creation of South Plains College in 1957 was a lifesaver for the Wheeler family. Wilburn Wheeler approached then-SPC President Dr. Thomas Spencer about a job at the college. While at SPC, Wilburn Wheeler served as the chairman of the college’s Math Department from 1964 to 1974 and was named the recipient of the Levelland First National Bank’s fourth annual Excellence in Teaching award. Helen Wheeler, after driving a school bus for the public schools, came to work at SPC as a librarian’s assistant.
The Wilburn and Helen Wheeler Science Center has been made possible through the generous support of The William R. and Sandra L. Wheeler Charitable Foundation, The Helen Jones Foundation, Inc., and The Montgomery Family Foundation.
For more information, contact Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Dane Dewbre at (806) 716-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.