By Norm Miller, LCNews
PINEVILLE — Louisiana College announced in December 2015 a $100K donor challenge from an alumnus who wanted others to join his efforts in underwriting campus beautification projects.
Alumni and friends of LC responded, but only reached the halfway mark.
After prayer and consideration, alumnus Don Hill and his wife Terry stepped up with the remaining $50,000, thus completing the $100K challenge.
“This gift is transformational for the campus and helps build the spirit of community,” said Rick Brewer, president of LC. “I am profoundly grateful for the philanthropy of Don and Terry Hill. They have invested in curb appeal at LC, which is the third most significant consideration of college-bound students. While we are thankful for how the Hills’ gift will improve our campus, we are even more enthused by their example and the unified heart that inspires them.”
The Hills already demonstrated their generosity toward LC when Don joined LC’s Board of Visitors in 2015 to support a scholarship fund that goes wholly and solely to qualified students.
Don — a 1964 summa cum laude alumnus of LC — also served as Student Government Association President. His gift will fulfill a long-time goal of LC’s SGA by providing lights and landscaping to the campus Quad, a popular area on the campus.
Don began his career with IBM and is now president of DMH & Associates, a company that provides consulting and marketing services to clients in the financial services industry. As an entrepreneur and restaurateur, he was instrumental in founding Salt Grass Steak House and Lupe Tortilla.
After graduating from LC, Don earned a Master’s degree in Statistics from Florida State University.