Two Welch College alumni from Arkansas, Mr. Cameron Lane and his wife Krista, donated a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban to the college in September 2012 to be used as a maintenance vehicle, according to Craig Mahler, vice president for financial affairs. The Lanes reside in Russellville, Arkansas.
The five-door, V-8, four-wheel drive Suburban is valued at $17,000-$20,000. The bronze-colored Chevy stands high off the ground with 17-inch tires and will be especially appreciated by the college’s maintenance staff during severe weather conditions. The vehicle has been professionally serviced and maintained.
Mr. Mahler said, “We are thankful for the generosity demonstrated by Cameron and Krista Lane. We hope their example encourages other alumni and friends to donate useful in-kind gifts. This is another way that supporters of the college can make a difference in a time of economic difficulty.”
The Lanes attended Welch College in the 1980s. They are members of First Free Will Baptist Church (Russellville). Mr. Lane, owner of Lane Physical Therapy Center, is a licensed physical therapist specializing in sports medicine and McKenzie Diagnosis Therapy. He also serves on the board of the 1040i mission group. Collin Lane, son of Cameron and Krista, is a sophomore at Welch College.
David Williford, vice president for institutional advancement, said, “In addition to this recent timely gift by Cameron and Krista Lane, they are also faithful supporters of Welch College’s annual fund, as well as active supporters of the college’s ongoing relocation efforts. We thank God for them and their commitment to the college.”