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Grants & Gifts


EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY has received a $5,000 gift from Xcel Energy, an electricity and natural gas company, for the university’s Alliance for Minority Participation program. The AMP program provides students of color with scholarships and undergraduate research assistantships for science, engineering and mathematics majors.

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY has received $500,000 worth of engineering equipment from the communications services company Embarq. Specifically, the university’s College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture received more than 100 pieces of equipment.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide language and culture training through its Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region to 70 senior military officials who will command and participate in 12 reconstruction teams in Afghanistan.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY (Texas) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Tom Joyner Foundation and the National Education Association to help increase the number of fully certified teachers in minority schools.

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY has received a $10 MILLION gift from Gertrude Lamden, the wife of a former dean, for its School of Accountancy. Lamden made the donation in honor of her late husband Charles W. Lamden, who was the first dean of the College of Business Administration at SDSU.

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (La.) has received a $10 MILLION grant from the Lamar Ellis Foundation for its Timbuktu Academy to produce young Black physicists and engineers.

The UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS has received a $700,000 donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The funds will be used to create a curriculum that will enhance Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s homework tutorial program “Power Hour.”

The UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE has received a $25 MILLION gift from alumnus and entrepreneur Peter Paul to help fund the construction of a new business college at the university; it is the single largest gift in the school’s history.

The UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA has received a $50 MILLION gift from the founder of the Nine West women’s shoe company, Jerome Fisher. The Penn alumnus and his wife, Anne, donated the funds to help build a biomedical research facility on the university’s campus in West Philadelphia.

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