Hardesty Leaves Lasting Legacy at Ancilla College

Jim Hardesty’s nephew, Chuck Hardesty, niece, Joan Hardesty, and SCCF Director of Development, Sarah Origer, stand with an artistic rendering of the sign for Hardesty Hall, which will soon grace the dorm’s entrance.
Jim Hardesty’s nephew, Chuck Hardesty, niece, Joan Hardesty, and SCCF Director of Development, Sarah Origer, stand with an artistic rendering of the sign for Hardesty Hall, which will soon grace the dorm’s entrance.

A longtime supporter of Ancilla College will continue to offer posthumous support to the two-year private school. Starke County Philanthropist Jim Hardesty was an Ancilla College trustee and also founded the Starke County Community Foundation. Continue reading

Starke County Community Foundation Plans Over $100,000 in Grant Funding for Ancilla College

Jim Hardesty’s nephew Chuck Hardesty, niece Joan Hardesty, and SCCF Director of Development Sarah Origer, following the official naming of Hardesty Hall
Jim Hardesty’s nephew Chuck Hardesty, niece Joan Hardesty, and SCCF Director of Development Sarah Origer, following the formal naming of Hardesty Hall

Ancilla College is getting a boost with its efforts to provide on-campus student housing. The Starke County Community Foundation has announced plans to provide a total of $105,000 in grant funding from its Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund over the next five years. That includes an initial grant of $25,000 for the college’s new dorm building. Continue reading

Ancilla College Joins Effort to Help Former Inmates Go to College

Ancilla College Vice President of Enrollment Eric Wignall and President Dr. Ken Zirkle outside the White House Fiday
Ancilla College Vice President of Enrollment Eric Wignall and President Dr. Ken Zirkle outside the White House Fiday

Ancilla College is joining President Obama’s administration in making it easier for those with a criminal record to get a college degree. Ancilla was one of fifteen colleges and universities at the White House Friday for the launch of the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge. Continue reading