Campus Connection May/June 2019 

tree planting

Former faculty member's legacy of learning lives on

The Treasure Valley Community College Foundation recently received a generous donation from the Ken Knothe family to replace several trees and install new tree identification markers on the Ontario campus. Ken was a longtime instructor at TVCC and actually started the TVCC Natural Resource Department. Sadly, he passed away last year.

As part of his effort to help students learn about and be able to identify tree varieties, Ken planted several trees on campus years ago. Recently, in addition to establishing a scholarship in his name, his family also wanted to replace some of our trees that had died or needed to be removed. On May 8, Ken’s wife, Carol, and his son, Mitch, helped members of the TVCC Natural Resource Department and TVCC’s maintenance crew plant several trees. The new trees also have new identification markers to carry on Ken’s legacy of learning at the College. TVCC is so appreciative of the Knoth family’s generosity and we invite the community to walk through campus and enjoy these new additions.

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