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|Mellinger Foundation Donates Again to Monmouth College
|Monmouth College has received its third $100,000 installment from the Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation of Monmouth. The gift is part of a $1 million pledge to fund the architectural plans for a proposed $40 million integrated learning center on the college campus.
In accepting the gift from Mellinger Foundation president Tom Johnson, Monmouth College president Mauri Ditzler noted that the foundation was not only the first entity to step forward in support of the academic complex, but its gift allowed the college to employ a world-class architectural firm--Burt Hill--to prepare the designs. "We are heartened that the foundation has endorsed our ongoing design and concept development work," Ditzler said.
The innovative academic complex, first announced in 2007, will combine the sciences and business in a single 125,000-square-foot facility. The unusual juxtaposition is designed to promote collaboration and innovation among traditionally separate disciplines, while fostering the college's interdisciplinary approach to education.
The Mellinger Foundation has stepped forward several times in the past with gifts for major renovation projects and scholarships. The current teaching and learning center on the Monmouth campus bears the Mellinger name.
"The foundation's ongoing support during the early stages has been critical in giving the project momentum," Ditzler said. "Monmouth College and the city of Monmouth are both truly fortunate to have strong educational support from local foundations such as Mellinger."
(Source: Monmouth College)
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