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Grants & Awards

Baruch College (N.Y.) received a $12 million gift from Lawrence N. and Eris Field to support the renovation and modernization of Baruch’s historic classroom building, which will be renamed after the couple, and to fund the Larry and Eris Field Family Chair in entrepreneurship.

Cleveland State University received $6.25 million, its largest philanthropic gift in its 40-year history, from Iris S. Wolstein, in memory of her husband, Bert L. Wolstein, to create the Bert L. Wolstein Building Fund and the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Cleveland State University Foundation.

Empire State College, State University of New York, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the No Child Left Behind initiative. The funds will be used to enhance efforts to recruit and train teachers to work in high-need school districts across New York State. Through its master of arts in teaching program, which enrolled its first students this fall, the school is giving mid-career professionals the opportunity to transition to teaching through an alternative certification route.

Huston-Tillotson College (Texas) has been awarded $1.9 million for its Title III Project for 2004-2005 to develop/revise academic areas, improve instructional strategies, provide incentives for professional development, promote faculty research, expand student services, enhance management skills and strengthen its infrastructure.

Kentucky State University received $330,000 from the Federal Highway Administration and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to provide a supportive-services program to recruit and train men and women for entry-level jobs in construction.

North Carolina A&T State University is the recipient of a $10 million planned gift from Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of Act 1 Group in Torrance, Calif., reportedly one of the largest alumni gifts given to an HBCU.

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