UC Awarded Grant from The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.
Grant to Support the Gordon Science Center Capital Project
Written By Rocco Suppa '12, PR Intern
Renovation project to continue this summer
Utica, NY (01/12/2012)- Utica College has been awarded an $80,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., to support the Gordon Science Center Capital Project.
This grant is from the Rosamond G. Childs Fund, the Frank W. Baker Fund and the Albert S. Mazloom Family Fund.
The Community Foundation, established in 1952, has made more than 4,300 grants totaling over $34.3 million in support of causes ranging from education to health care, the arts to the environment. Grants are generated by more than 270 funds that comprise The Foundation’s endowment, established and advanced by area individuals and families.
Specifically, the grant will be used to modernize and renovate research and teaching laboratory space in the Gordon Science Center during summer 2012.
Todd S. Hutton, Ph.D., Utica College president, believes this grant will go a long way toward improving the institution’s programs, as well as students’ learning experiences.
“The modernized Gordon Science Center will undoubtedly positively affect students and faculty,” said Hutton. “The multi-year project will dramatically improve all aspects of science instruction and better support the college’s science and health-related programs in both quality and variety of research and educational experiences. We are grateful to The Community Foundation for its generous support, which will help advance our efforts to create an optimal environment for research, teaching and learning science at Utica College.
These renovations are expected to begin after classes end in May to minimize disruptions to students and faculty.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22 master’s and two doctoral degree programs.