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Bank of Grandin honors long-time leader with donation to Three Rivers College

Members of the Kitterman family and employees of the Bank of Grandin, finalized a donation by the Bank of Grandin toward the proposed Libla Family Sports Complex at Three Rivers College. (Source: Three Rivers College News and Web Services) Members of the Kitterman family and employees of the Bank of Grandin, finalized a donation by the Bank of Grandin toward the proposed Libla Family Sports Complex at Three Rivers College. (Source: Three Rivers College News and Web Services)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

The Bank of Grandin and the family of Bob R. Kitterman finalized a gift to Three Rivers College to honor Kitterman in the New Libla Family Sports Complex on Campus.

Because of the give, the lobby at the proposed complex will be named after Kitterman and the center scoreboard at the arena will be named after the Bank of Grandin.

“We appreciate the opportunity to honor the memory and legacy of my grandfather, who worked so hard in the creation of the college district,” said Travis Kearbey, grandson of Bob R. Kitterman, speaking on behalf of his family. “He understood the importance to this area of residents having access to local, affordable, higher education.”

Three Rivers president Dr. Wesley Payne was among the college representatives that signed the agreement.

Bob R. Kitterman was the President of the Bank of Grandin from 1953 to 1973.

He was elected to the office of mayor of Grandin and won reelection two times.

Kitterman also served as one of the original Board of Trustee members of Three Rivers College.

For information on supporting this or other college projects/scholarships, contact the Three Rivers College Office of Development, 573-840-9077.

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