Greenville Tech Foundation honors Dodie Anderson


NIGEL: GOING TO COLLEGE CAN BE
DAUNTING ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE
THE FIRST IN YOUR FAMILY BUT
TONIGHT OUR JANE ROBELOT TELLS
US OF A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT FOR
STUDENTS AT GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE. JANE: THAT’S RIGHT, AN
INNOVATIVE NEW BUILDING IN THE
WORKS PROMISES TO TRANSFORM THE
STUDENT EXPERIENCE. THE WOMAN WHO MADE THAT POSSIBLE
IS BEING HONORED FOR HER VISION
AND GIFT. WHEN STUDENTS PULL INTO THE MAIN
CAMPUS OF GREENVILLE TECHNICAL
COLLEGE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER OF
2020 —
>>IT’S GOING TO BE THAT FACE OF
THE CAMPUS. JANE: THEY’LL SEE BEFORE THEM
THE DRY SPOCK ANDERSON STUDENT
SUCCESS CENTER.>>IT’S WHERE YOU START AND THAT
WAS A BIG PART OF WHAT WAS
IMPORTANT TO HER, GETTING OFF TO
A GOOD START. JANE: 91-YEAR-OLD DODI ANDERSON
MADE A $2 MILLION GIFT TO THE
GREENVILLE TECH FOUNDATION LAST
YEAR TO CREATE AN INNOVATIVE
SPACE TO SUPPORT STUDENT
SUCCESS.>>THEY NEED TUTORING, THEY NEED
COUNSELING, THERE ARE BUSINESS
PROCESS THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH
TO PAY TUITION, ET CETERA. ALL OF THAT WILL BE DONE IN THIS
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER. JANE: MS. ANDERSON HAS SUPPORTED
SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER SERVICES
AT SCHOOL FOR SOME TIME BUT THIS
GIFT IS PERSONAL FOR HER. 41 YEARS AGO, AFTER RAISING FOUR
DAUGHTERS, DODI ANDERSON SAW AN
AD FOR GREENVILLE TECHNICAL
COLLEGE AND AT THE AGE OF 50,
STEPPED FOOT ON THIS CAMPUS TO
BEGIN HER COLLEGE CAREER. IT WAS A DECISION THAT WOULD
CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND COUNTLESS
NUMBERS OF STUDENTS AFTER HER.>>DODI WILL TELL ANYBODY WHO
WANTS TO LISTEN THAT GREENVILLE
TECH WAS A CATALYST FOR
SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN HER LIFE.>>SHE COMPLETED HER BACHELOR’S
DEGREE AT U.S.C. UPSTATE AND
HELPED HER HUSBAND CONTINUE TO
BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IN
HOME PRODUCTS.>>I FEEL CERTAIN HER STORY
HELPS INSPIRE PEOPLE TO KNOW
THEY CAN CHANGE THEIR LIVES
BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT.>>DODI ANDERSON, GREENVILLE
TECHNICAL COLLEGE, CLASS OF
1981, HONORED BY HER ALMA MATER
WITH THE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT
SALUTE. AND THE GREENVILLE TECHN

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