The Southeast Technical Foundation has announced the establishment of an endowment fund honoring the legacy of President Jim Johnson, who will retire on June 30th.
The Jim Johnson Legacy Scholarship Fund is designated to help students complete their education. Organizers originally set a goal of raising 25-thousand dollars, but have since exceeded that goal and are continuing to raise money in Jim's honor.
Johnson, however, says that he doesn't want the fund to be about recognizing his accomplishments - he wants contributors to be aware of the needs of current and future Southeast Technical students, who struggle to complete their education as state support declines, college costs rise, and student loan debt soars.
Donations for the Jim Johnson Legacy Scholarship Fund are welcome, and can be made online at http://www.southeastmn.edu/donate or by mail to: Southeast Technical Foundation, Tandeski Center, 1200 Storr's Pond Road, Winona, MN 55987.