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NWACC’s Brightwater Receives $1.8 Million Grant from Walton Family Foundation

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Brightwater, a culinary and food study department of NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, has received $1.8 million in grant funding from the Walton Family Foundation to support new programs, increase professional development opportunities and to provide an overall safe educational environment.

NWACC said with the funding the culinary center will focus on food entrepreneurship, bar and beverage management and whole health and wellness.

In addition, the grant will support Brightwater’s mission to offer a safe educational experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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