$3.75 Million Grant to Benefit Health Sciences at Ocean County College

Apr 18, 2018

The Ocean County College Foundation recently accepted a $3.75 million grant from The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Inc. to support the institution’s health sciences programs. According to Ken Malagiere, OCC Foundation executive director, $2.5 million has been given as an endowment for scholarships, while $1.25 million has been approved for healthcare programs at the college.

“The Ocean County College Foundation is honored to have received such a generous gift from The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation,” said Malagiere. “This endowment will ensure our foundation is able to provide scholarships for our School of Nursing as well as all of our offerings in the health sciences for generations to come.

“The training and skills learned from all of the programs this gift will support directly impact the lives of our students pursuing a career in the ever growing field of healthcare.”

As OCC President Jon H. Larson noted, “The new H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building will help promote the health sciences, allowing Ocean County College to expand its program offerings to include not only nursing, but the allied health curricula. The building will ultimately serve as many as 600 to 800 students.”

The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundationseeks to provide funding for charitable, educational, religious, scientific, literary, or testing for public safety purposes. The Ocean County College Foundation, meanwhile, is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of OCC through scholarships, endowments and capital and special projects. —J.K.-H.

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