IVCC to name Scriba Conference Center Oct. 23
Valley Community College Foundation will host a ceremony to officially name the
pre-function area and rooms CTC124-125 of the Peter Miller Community Technology
Center the “Ralph Scriba Conference Center” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.
Scriba, a 1951
LPO Junior College graduate, will join the ceremony from his California office
via web conferencing technology.
A 1945 graduate
of Mendota High School who grew up on a farm near Troy Grove, Scriba now lives
in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. He recently made a $50,000 donation to IVCC’s
agriculture program for an endowed scholarship and equipment for the precision
brought his five year total to $250,000. He had previously donated $50,000 to
the CTC capital campaign and made the lead $150,000 gift to the scholarship
President Jerry Corcoran praised the philanthropist and aviation parts pioneer
for his passion for giving back to institutions that served him well and for
always appreciating where he came from.
“Ralph is a
modest gentleman who reached out to us in 2013 to see how he could help,” said
Corcoran. “He is among IVCC’s greatest benefactors and so deserving of this
The event in
CTC124-125 will include remarks from Scriba as well as college officials and
agriculture student Martha Hoffman of Earlville. The public is welcome.