The Advanced Science and Technology Center across from the main campus will now have a road named after Gene MacDonald, who has served on the college's board of trustees for over 35 years. Not only will he have his own street, but Mayor Jeff Tilton surprised MacDonald by proclaiming Oct. 18, "Gene MacDonald day" in Zanesville.
"So ya know he means a lot to the college. And during that time he's been involved all the way from the development of the college through the growth of the college to the modern day college," said Zane State College President, Paul Brown, Ph.D. "So he's had a major impact on the college itself."
Brown said MacDonald has helped make a huge difference in Zanesville's community by developing community organizations like Omega and many others.
"He's also been involved in developing the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. So overall, Gene has had a major impact on the area and we thought it was a very fitting tribute to have this drive that carries his name so we'll always remember what he's done for the community."
Zane State faculty, members of the community and friends and family of MacDonald's attended Friday's dedication.