Mesa State College honors long-time supporters

Joseph Prinster and the late Delia Prinster have been honored for their long-standing support of Mesa State College in Grand Junction.

Room 165 in the Maverick Center has been named the Delia and Joseph C. Prinster Classroom.

“The Prinsters have contributed so much to this campus and to the Bishop Campus over the years. They have supported us in scholarships, in campus expansion, in capital campaigns and in athletics,” said Mesa State President Tim Foster, who unveiled a plaque outside the room. “We are proud to have such outstanding partners and very pleased to do this in recognition of them both and in memory of Del.”

Joseph Printer served as president of City Market from 1978 to 1987. He was a founding member of what was as the time known as the Mesa County Economic Development Council. He’s also been active with the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Hospital foundation, United Way of Mesa County and many other organizations.

Del Prinster served as the first registered dietician at St. Mary’s Hospital and also worked as a dietetic educator. She was a founding member of the the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa, a member of St. Bridget’s Circle and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Joseph and Del Prinster were married for 63 years before her death in August.