Peavey Electronics has donated six state-of-the-art guitars To Meridian Community College.
The presentation was made by Hartley Peavey at the start of MCC's annual faculty assembly.
Board Chairman Tommy Dulaney thanked peavey for his support of the college and the community.
"Really, we're glad that you were not a successful musician. If you had been, we might not have Peavey Electronics here to be so, we're so proud of it and proud of you," said Dulaney. "But we really thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And maybe this will inspire another Elvis Presley or somebody from Mississippi."
"Was I the most talented? No. But I had that inner fire to make it happen. And we all do. But you people have to fan the flames," said Peavey, addressing MCC instructors.
Peavey encouraged the faculty to recognize each student's unique gifts.