Our Community, Our College

Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities

Victoria College has carried out its vision of improving lives and strengthening our community for nearly 100 years – a vision that has enabled us to be a catalyst for educational attainment, economic growth, and cultural enrichment in our service area.

Dear VC Family and Friends,

Since its founding in 1925, Victoria College has been a catalyst of educational opportunity and community service across its seven-county region. With steadfast dedication to excellence, responsiveness to community needs, and commitment to affordability, Victoria College has forged a legacy of transforming lives and impacting generations. We owe this legacy to the visionary leaders and community members whose foresight and determination have fueled our success.

As we approach our centennial milestone, we reflect with gratitude on the countless individuals who have contributed to Victoria College’s journey. From the pioneering vision of Frank H. Crain Sr. to the unwavering support of thousands of community members, each has played a vital role in shaping our institution into the treasure that it is today.

Looking ahead to our next chapter, we are excited about the progress of Victoria College’s Master Plan, a bold vision for the future that includes five major projects: the Student Success Center, Museum of the Coastal Bend, Allied Health Building, Virginia Callan Welder Performance Annex, and William Wood Building. These developments represent our ongoing commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities and resources that empower our students and serve the needs of our community.

We invite you to consider joining us in creating your own legacy through naming opportunities within these projects. Your support will not only leave a lasting imprint on Victoria College but will also contribute to the continued success and growth of our institution.

As we embark on our second century of service, we extend our deepest gratitude to all who have supported us along the way. Together, we have transformed lives and impacted generations, and we are immensely grateful for your belief in and support of our mission. Here’s to the next 100 years of excellence, innovation, and community service.

Thank you for being part of the Victoria College family.

Dr. Jennifer Kent

Victoria College

President

Mr. V. Bland Proctor

Victoria College

Board of Trustees Chair

Mrs. Amy Mundy

Victoria College Foundation

Executive Director

Mr. Mike Rivet

Victoria College Foundation

Board of Directors President

Dr. Michael Hummel

Victoria College Foundation

Impact Team Chair

Share an Inspirational Message
for Future Students

Your message will be placed at the foundation just before the slab is poured, forever supporting the success of future Victoria College students.

Share Your Legacy

Student Success Center

Museum of
the Coastal Bend

Allied Health Building

William Wood Building

Virginia Callan Welder Performance Annex

We Appreciate Your Support

We are grateful to the citizens of Victoria for supporting this vision by voting to pass the 2023 bond to help fund the Student Success Center. We are humbled by your trust and committed to delivering the full scope of projects supported by the voters.

You can help us continue the vision for years to come.

Naming opportunities are available for donors to leave an ongoing legacy at Victoria College. Gifts can be made in an individual or organization’s name, or in honor or memory of a family member or cherished friend.

We look forward to helping you share your legacy.

Our Leadership

Victoria College Foundation
2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

Mike Rivet, President
Vee Strauss, Vice President
Bill Gibbens, Secretary
Gary Worsham, Treasurer
Bruce Bauknight, MD
Brian Billingsley
Bill Blackwell
Charla Borchers Leon
Brian Ferguson
Ben Galvan
Penni Gietz
Judge Beatriz Q. Gonzalez
Luis A. Guerra
Steve Hipes
Dr. Michael Hummel
Kathy Hunt
Clay Kolle
Jackie Mikesh
David Murphy
Kyle Noack
LuAnn O’Connor
Darrell Rangnow
Dr. Josie Rivera
Peter Paul Rojas, MD
Robert Royer
Jake Srp
Blaine Warzecha
John E. Zacek
Amy Mundy, Executive Director

Victoria College Foundation
Impact Team

Dr. Michael Hummel, Chair
Penni Gietz
Bill Blanchard
Charla Borchers Leon
Byron Burris
Mike Cavazos
Rick Crabtree
Fred Hobbs
Kim Motley
William Myers
Ashlie Thomas
Roger Welder

Victoria College
Board of Trustees

V. Bland Proctor, Chair
Luis A. Guerra, Vice Chair
John E. Zacek, Secretary
Dr. Daniel A. Cano
Catherine R. McHaney
Dr. Josie Rivera
Ronald B. Walker
Dr. Jennifer Kent, President

Student Success Center 1st Floor Bookstore
Entrance Rendering

Virginia Callan Welder Performance Annex
Interior Rendering

Student Success Center 1st Floor Dining
Rendering

Student Success Center

While Victoria College’s existing facilities provide spaces for student resources, they are not centrally located on campus, nor are they accessible in one building. The Student Success Center will be all-inclusive, combining functions such as a learning commons area, library resources, learning services, student services, and student life, along with a bookstore, food services, and other student support into a single, centralized facility.

$300,000

Library

$250,000

Dining Room & Atrium – Reserved
Testing Center
Learning Labs (Tutoring Center)

$200,000

Advising & Enrollment Services Center
Bookstore
Community Event Room
Welcome Center – Reserved

$150,000

Courtyard – Reserved

$100,000

Activity Quad
Counseling Center
Payments Center
Student Lounge – Reserved
Transfer & Career Center

$50,000

Executive Conference Room
Information Booth
Multipurpose Room

$25,000

Food Pantry
Group Testing Rooms
Veterans’ Lounge

$20,000

Instructional Lab

$15,000

Mathematics & Accounting Lab
Science Lab
Small Conference Room
Humanities Lab

$10,000

Catering Kitchen
Club Meeting Room – Reserved
Group Counseling Room
Makerspace
Small Group Tutoring Room
Student Life Suite

$5,000

Advising & Enrollment Offices
Large Study Room
Payments Offices
Welcome Center Offices

$2,500

Career Center Interview Room
Coaching Offices
Counseling Center Offices
Game Pods
Individual Testing Rooms
Library Offices
Small Study Rooms
Testing Offices
Transfer & Career Center Offices
Learning Lab Offices
Veterans’ Services Office

$500 and Up

Donor Wall

Museum of the Coastal Bend

The exhibit space at the museum is currently fully utilized. The new expansion provides 3,000 square feet of additional exhibit space to permanently display the Ranching Exhibit and 1,000 square feet of restroom and cataloging space for museum artifacts. This addition also includes a 100-person lecture space, allowing for increased programming and expanded outreach opportunities for our community.

$280,000

New Building – Reserved

$100,000

Vestibule – Reserved

$75,000

Lecture Space – Reserved

$50,000

Exhibit Hall Lobby

$25,000

Innovación Exhibit
La Misión Exhibit
La Vida Exhibit
Vaquero Exhibit – Reserved

Donor Wall Sponsorship Levels

Copper $1,000 to $4,999
Bronze $5,000 to $9,999
Silver $10,000 to $14,999
Gold $15,000 to $24,999

Allied Health Building

The Allied Health Building provides specialized training courses for many of VC’s health science programs. Funds secured from public and private grants have allowed the College to update laboratory and instruction facilities, and also provide state-of-the-art simulation equipment.

$100,000

Allied Health & CE Lab – Reserved
EMS Skills Lab
Interdisciplinary Lab
Respiratory Care Lab

$50,000

Computer Lab
EMS Classroom
Interdisciplinary Classroom
Respiratory Care Classroom
Simulation Room

William Wood Building

VC’s industrial programs, housed in the William Wood Building, needed modernization. Regional business and industry partners have increased demand for a workforce trained in these highly skilled areas. The College secured corporate and private support to reinvigorate classroom and laboratory space and welcomed students to the remodeled facility in Fall 2021.

$50,000

Calibration Lab

$30,000

Student Lounge

$20,000

Control Room

$5,000

Faculty Office

Reserved

AC/DC Motor Control Lab
Electronics Lab
PLC/Troubleshooting Lab
Welding Lab
Welding Fabrication Lab

Virginia Callan Welder Performance Annex

The Welder Center will increase its capabilities with renovations to the Welder Center Annex, which was heavily damaged during Hurricane Harvey. The project is supported through funding from the Texas Historical Commission and a recent matching donation from The O’Connor & Hewitt Foundation. Once completed, the facility will be known as the Virginia Callan Welder Performance Annex.

$200,000

Large Event Space

$50,000

Reception Area
Small Event Space
Vestibule – Reserved