December 20, 2011


President/CEO of TVA Presents Donation to NACC

Tom Kilgore, President and CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority presented a personal donation to Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation last Friday, December 9, 2011 while attending the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Kilgore was the Keynote Speaker for the event and gave an update on the organization’s ongoing initiatives. Earlier this year Kilgore recommended to TVA’s board of directors to reopen Bellefonte in Scottsboro, Alabama. Completing this plant will help TVA to become a leader in clean energy through nuclear energy.

NACC is ready and eager to help the people of DeKalb and Jackson Counties through programs to prepare for the new jobs that will be available through TVA. In 2011, NACC offered an Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Technology to prepare technicians to support the work of engineers. “An associate degree in a technical field like Engineering Technician is a first and required step in getting accepted into many of the TVA training programs for many fields,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “In fact, we worked with TVA Workforce managers in developing this program. We greatly appreciate Mr. Kilgore’s donation to our Foundation and students.”

Kilgore is a native of Ider in DeKalb County. His personal donation will help students with scholarships in the Math, Science, Engineering and Technical fields. “Strong technical and scientific skills are important to TVA and to many of the industries locating in this region,” Kilgore said. “As a native of north Alabama, it’s great to see NACC working with TVA and others to prepare students for the jobs of the future.”

All donations given to NACC’s Foundation support the mission of the College and provide scholarships to students. To learn more about NACC’s Foundation and how to make a donation, please contact Heather Rice at ext *2301or email

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Tom Kilgore, TVA CEO, presents donation Heather Rice, NACC Development Director, joined by (left) NACC President Dr. David Campbell and (right) NACC Foundation member Glenda Moody.