HENDERSON, Nev. — Silver State Schools Credit Union has recently donated $30,000 to fund Nevada State College’s media center.

The money will be used to develop the center and to purchase and maintain resources, which will be used by the college’s pre-service education students.

The Silver State Schools Credit Union Teacher Preparation Media Center, will provide teacher preparation materials and instructional services, with an emphasis on technology and software resources, to students enrolled in Nevada State College’s education program.

“Our goal with the media center is to allow our students to properly prepare teaching instructions, which will increase greater learning opportunities for students in Nevada,” said Fred Maryanski, president of Nevada State College. “The use of technology in the classroom encourages students to explore education in new ways and the media center will help our future teachers accomplish this task.”

According to Silver State Schools CU Vice President of Marketing Roger Loftis, helping to develop future teachers is part of the credit union’s ongoing efforts to support its community.

“It’s something we feel very strongly about,” said Loftis. “Helping Nevada State College in its efforts to prepare teachers through its media center before they set foot into a classroom is critical in properly educating our youth.”

The Silver State Schools Credit Union Teacher Preparation Media Center is slated to open January 2007 in conjunction with the opening of Nevada State College’s Downtown Henderson satellite campus. The new 28,000 square-foot facility will house the media center as well as office space, a small library and instructional classrooms.