At a ceremony held today, Texarkana Emergency Center donated three wheelchairs to Texarkana College for use on campus to temporarily aid students or guests who have limited mobility. The wheelchairs will be placed around campus in high-traffic areas and be available in case of emergencies or to assist those with injuries.
“Texarkana Emergency Center is happy to support our community and TC by donating these three wheelchairs,” said Dr. Matt Young, Texarkana Emergency Center Medical Director. “As healthcare providers, we realize the importance of our patients, families and friends being able to enjoy the many educational opportunities, programs and special events TC has to offer while healing from an injury or medical procedure. ”
Young said his entire family began their college career at TC, and he knows the importance of getting a great start.
“TC is where I first started my college career,” Young said. “My seven brothers, two sisters, and my mom and dad all attended classes here at TC. Our family is grateful for the opportunities TC provided us and we are glad to help provide a service that enables others to more easily attend class or special events at TC.”
TC President James Henry Russell said TC is grateful for the generosity shown today through this donation.
“Dr. Young’s sister, Mary Ellen Young, is TC’s Dean of Liberal and Performing Arts and she knows firsthand the need to have access to a wheelchair for guests who attend music recitals, art shows and productions by the TC theater department, as well as TexRep shows,” Russell said. “To have a wheelchair available for those with limited mobility will be a great help in providing a safe and secure campus environment for our students and our community.”
The wheelchairs will be located on campus in the Stilwell Humanities Building, the Truman Arnold Student Center, and TC’s Health Occupations building.