On behalf of Geneva College, Provost Ken Carson presented a $10,000 contribution to the City of Beaver Falls during the City Council meeting held on the evening of Thursday, September 13.
Mayor Karl Boak expressed the city′s gratitude and accepted two checks: $5,000 for the Fire Department and $5,000 for the Police Department. Mayor Boak later presented the individual checks to Fire Chief Mark Stowe and Chief of Police Charles "Mick" Jones.
Dr. Carson shared a message from Geneva President Ken Smith to the council, saying, "We appreciate the efforts of city officials, police officers, fire fighters and many others who serve the college and our students." He went on to thank them specifically for their efforts during the search for missing student Devon Minor during the spring 2011 semester, and added, "I hope this contribution assists the city in continuing this excellent level of service to the college and the community at large."
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).