Prinster classroom unveiled at Mesa State

Mesa State College named Room 165 in the Maverick Center the Delia and Joseph C. Prinster Classroom, the college announced Friday morning.

The room is named for the late Delia Prinster and her husband, Joe, because of their work in the community and support with scholarships and fundraising for the college.

Joe Prinster helped create the Mesa County Economic Development Council, which became the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. He served as president of City Market from 1978 to 1987 and serves on boards for the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Mesa County.

Delia Prinster was a founding member of the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa, served as St. Mary’s Hospital’s first registered dietitian and was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Bridget’s Circle. She died in August.

“This is a small way that we’d like to thank the Prinster family,” Mesa State President Tim Foster said.

Joe Prinster, who gathered with family members Friday for the unveiling of a plaque with the classroom’s new name on it, expressed pride about the college’s impact on Grand Junction.

“Keep right on going and growing,” he told Foster.


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