$2.5 Million Gift Advances Science Hall Renovation

A $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor is earmarked for the planned $18 million renovation of Voigt Science Hall. The gift is among the top six largest donations in McKendree history, noted Victoria Dowling, senior vice president.

“Gifts of this magnitude are transformational,” she said. “We hope it inspires other donors to continue to advance the project. This is a building that will touch virtually every student on this campus, as students take courses in the sciences. The impact is quite broad.”

Additions to the building will include a large lecture hall, research space, laboratories and prep rooms, and a new entrance. Renovations to the existing structure will include redesigned classrooms, labs featuring the latest technology, offices, meeting space and an observatory. Construction is expected to begin by 2017.

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