Brownells Donates to Iowa Valley Community College Gunsmithing Program
Brownells - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories, Ammunition and Gunsmithing Tools™ has announced its support of the newly created Gunsmith Technology program at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, located in Grinnell, Iowa.
On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Brownells' CEO Pete Brownell (right) presented a check for $75,000 to MaryAnne Nickle, (left) Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell, and Gunsmithing Instructor Dave Bennetts, (center) a former Brownells Gun Tech. The money will be used to purchase machinery and equipment for the program's workshop.
"We proudly support a number of educational institutions and programs across the country," said Brownell. "Our involvement with Iowa Valley is extra special because it's right in our own backyard, and pairs our support of education with our longtime passion for helping gunsmiths. It's also great to see a Brownells Gun Tech, Dave Bennetts, move on to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaching others his craft. We wish everyone at Iowa Valley the very best."
"This is a major donation," said Nickle. "It would've taken much longer to get this program up and running without it. It's very nice to align our program with an industry leader like Brownells. Between this relationship, our veteran instructor and our knowledgeable advisory board, the students will enjoy a great all-around educational experience."
The Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell Gunsmith Technology program still has openings available for its classes beginning August 26, 2013. The registration deadline is July 26, 2013.
Those interested in learning more about Iowa Valley Grinnell’s new Gunsmith Tech program can visit this page.