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Southern Bank supports Green Space

Rocky Mount, NC –

North Carolina Wesleyan College campus will become a little greener very soon.  With the help of a generous donation from the Southern Bank Foundation, the college is planning to convert a parking lot into a lush grass-covered area that will serve as a focal point for the 200-acre campus.

Southern Bank Executive VP Michael Bryant presents a check to NCWC President Jim Gray and Provost Jay Stubblefield near the location of the new campus green space.

“This Southern Bank Green is a project that we have wanted to undertake for many years,” said NC Wesleyan President James A. Gray.  “Now we will have a green space that can serve as a ‘town square’ for the campus. This allows us to replace old asphalt with new campus beautification, giving us an immediate, positive impact on our students and employees.”

The area to be converted extends from the Braswell Administration Building to the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.  The college expects to break ground early next year and have Phase I ready when the traditional students return to campus for classes in August 2013.

Southern Bank Executive Vice President Michael T. Bryant delivered a check of $20,000 to the college.  This is the first annual installment from a total commitment of $100,000 to be presented to NC Wesleyan over a period of five years.

Bryant said, “We are honored to support this fine college that is providing higher education opportunities for our citizens and helping to develop a stronger workforce for Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.”