The Salina Area Technical College has received two major donations recently that came from members of the College’s Foundation Board. One donation is providing equipment for the machine tool and diesel programs, and the other is a new car for the college’s vehicle pool.
The new vehicle is a 2020 Chevy Malibu that was donated by Holm Automotive, a longtime Abilene auto dealer that recently opened a location in Salina. Dealership owner Tim Holm joined the Salina Tech Foundation board in September.
The Malibu, with a value of $20,000, is a welcome addition to the college’s vehicle pool, said college president Greg Nichols.
“We have employees traveling as much as ever — to area high schools to teach classes, visit business and industry partners, and attend recruiting events,” Nichols said. “Our vehicles are getting older, and this donation frees up $20,000 we can use instead for equipment and supplies in