The public is invited to a dedication reception for the Roy and Jeannine Eaton Library and Research Center at the Weatherford College Wise County campus on Thursday, Jan. 29. The come-and-go reception runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
College officials said the Eaton family has dedicated a great deal of time and resources to ensure the success of WC in Wise County.
“I have come to know the Eatons as true friends of K-12 and higher education in Wise County and beyond,” said Dr. Matt Joiner, Associate Dean for Instructional Services at WCWC. “Simply stated, Weatherford College’s presence in Wise County would not have been possible without the visionary leadership of folks like Roy in the late 1990s.”
Roy was a member of the steering committee which investigated the need for a branch campus in Wise County and then supported and pushed for construction of the WCWC facility. Also, the Eatons have donated more than $50,000 for scholarships, and Roy is a longtime member of the WC Foundation Board of Directors.
“Roy and Jeannine Eaton have been pillars of Wise County for decades,” said Dr. Kevin Eaton, WC President. “They worked tirelessly to get the branch campus initiative on the ballot, and then supported the initiative financially with a large contribution. I am honored to know the Eatons and extremely proud to share our last name [although they are not related]. They truly embody the philosophy of leading by example.”