Michigan State University has Beaumont Tower. Downtown Lansing has the State Capitol. And in the coming year, Lansing Community College
will have its own iconic symbol thanks to two generous supporters of educational opportunities in Lansing.
Construction will begin this fall on a six-story clock tower, one block north of Grand Avenue on LCC's downtown campus. Glenn and Trish Granger will donate the tower, estimated to cost $300,000 according to LCC Public Relations. Lansing-based Granger Construction will build the tower, and expect to complete the project by the end of 2016.
"This tower will serve as a visual centerpiece for the downtown campus, providing a gathering space for the entire college community," says LCC President Brent Knight. "I am grateful to the Grangers for their generous support."
The Granger Tower will be dedicated to Alton and Janice Granger for their long-time support of educational opportunities in Lansing. The Granger family founded Granger Construction in 1959. In 1978, Alton and Janice Granger joined with Alton's brothers and their wives to start the Granger Foundation—an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the greater Lansing area.
"We feel honored to have been approached by President Knight for this project," says Glenn Granger, president and chief executive officer of Granger Construction. "Dr. Knight has transformed LCC, making the college a destination for students, employees, and the community. The tower will continue to solidify that feeling of community pride and gathering for generations to come."
The Granger Tower will also help ring in LCC's 60th
anniversary in the coming year. The tower is one of the latest in a series of landscaping, public art and building renovations that are focused on building a sense of place and community within the boundaries and immediate surroundings of the LCC campus.
Source: Devon Bradley, Public Relations Director, Lansing Community College
Writer/Editor: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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