Three join SFCC Foundation Board of Directors

March 5, 2014

in Business

La Sondra Marsch, SFCC FoundationThe State Fair Community College Foundation has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Laurie Ward, Barry Guier and La Sondra Marsch.

Ward, Lincoln, is an attorney in Sedalia. She took summer classes at SFCC while attending Missouri Western State College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1987. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law in 1990.

“I joined the SFCC Foundation because the college helps so many kids from smaller schools in this area get started on careers, and because of the enjoyable experiences I have had with the SFCC Athletics Department, in particular the basketball program.”Barry Guier, SFCC Foundation

Ward and her husband Steve have a large extended family in the Lincoln area.

Guier, Sweet Springs, owns Guier Chemical and Fertilizer, Guier Gas and Guier Family Farms. He received an Associate of Applied Science degree in agriculture in 1977 from SFCC, and in 1993 received the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Guier served on the foundation board from July 1994 through February 2000, and says he rejoined the board to help promote agriculture.

He and his wife Eunice have five children, Luke, Annie, Bridget, Jill, and Matt.

Marsch, Marshall, is vice president of Commercial/Ag Lending with Third National Bank. She has an associate degree from SFCC and is a 1996 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.

She is a past president and current member of Sedalia Business Women and a past board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri. She is married to Bob Marsch.

Laurie Ward, SFCC Foundation“I believe SFCC to be an extremely valuable asset to our community and to our surrounding communities,” said Marsch. “My own experience as a student at SFCC was very rewarding.

“SFCC strives to provide affordable tuition and access to higher education for both traditional and nontraditional students and offers programs and services that meet the educational and training needs of local businesses and industries like Bothwell Regional Health Center.”

Ward and Guier are serving three-year terms ending in June 2016; Marsch is serving a two-year term ending in June 2015.

The foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, was established in 1981 to raise funds to meet SFCC’s needs. Its mission is to support and assist the college in serving the community by providing accessible, quality educational programs and services.

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