Bristol gets $50,000 pledge
St. Anne’s Credit Union pledges $50,000 in support of Bristol Community College’s innovative John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building
On Friday, May 10, 2019, St. Anne’s Credit Union representatives Vice President of Marketing Lee Zupkofska and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Michelle Marcos, presented Bristol Community College President Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D. with a check for $15,000 as part of St. Anne’s $50,000 pledge in support of the John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building Fund, where a clinical conference room is named in honor of St. Anne’s generous support.
“St. Anne’s Credit Union is a proud supporter of Bristol Community College, as the college provides students a quality health and life science education, with sustainable operations. St. Anne’s is honored to support initiatives that align with our own philanthropic objectives of providing education and financial stability to people in the Southcoast community and we admire their work and diligent efforts to improve the community around us,” said Michelle Marcos, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at St. Anne’s Credit Union. “We are proud of our partnership with the college, as 10% of our staff are graduates of Bristol. We continue to add more graduates to our team by participating in Bristol’s job fairs and supporting their convenient and flexible fast track degree program.”
As the first building of its kind in the Northeast, the LEED* Platinum rated, 46,000+ square foot John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building boasts the latest and most advanced technological resources available to educate Bristol’s students in the high-demand fields of nursing, dental hygiene and life sciences.
The building, designed by Sasaki Associates, features a campus-scale photovoltaic system which allows the building to use less than 20 percent of photovoltaic (conversion of light to electricity) production, along with an air source-ground source heating and cooling system, which allows the building to move away from fossil fuel usage. Other sustainable building elements include solar hot water production, efficient LED lighting, and filtered ductless fume hoods, which allow the building to utilize recirculated and reheated air.
*LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED, green-building certification program rates building projects on their building strategies and practices using a point system to earn a rating. Platinum is the highest possible rating that can be achieved through LEED certification.