TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Richard King Mellon Foundation gives $4M for Grove City College building

Artist's rendition of the new science, engineering and technology building at Grove City College, made possible with the help of a $4 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The The Tribune-Review
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 4:16 p.m.
 

The Richard King Mellon Foundation gave Grove City College $4 million for a new science, engineering and mathematics building, school officials said Thursday.

“It sends a message that they see what we do here, and they want to be a partner,” said Richard G. Jewell, president of the private four-year liberal arts college in Mercer County.

The school's largest gift from a foundation will help pay for the $37 million hall. The building is the largest part of a $90 million campaign called Grove City Matters. To date, the college has raised $60 million.

The campaign paid for the Christian Activities Building/Rathburn Hall, scholarships, the Center for Vision & Values and The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Philadelphia-based architectural firm Ballinger designed and PJ Dick of the North Shore constructed the science, engineering and math facility, which will allow more faculty and undergraduate students to do research.

Visitors will be able to see their work through the glass design.

The Richard King Mellon Foundation already contributed $500,000 for the building, which is expected to open this fall. Brian Hill, a program officer for the foundation, declined comment.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Tomlin: Taylor back, Polamalu probable for return vs. Saints
  2. IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car
  3. Fire destroys Armstrong County tavern
  4. Jury finds Rayshawn Williams guilty of first-degree murder
  5. Brentwood police chief to get nearly $200,000 as part of settlement agreement with borough
  6. Car crashes into Cranberry store, no one injured
  7. KitchenWise: Make better mashed potatoes with a small change
  8. Pirates star McCutchen marries in private ceremony
  9. Fire at a Robert Morris University dormitory hall will displace 10 students
  10. Monongahela paramedic dies in the line of duty
  11. Brown family blasts prosecutor’s handling of case
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.