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Grants & Awards

Arizona State University received a $100 million gift from Ira A. Fulton and his wife, Mary Lou Fulton. The money will be divided among the College of Education, the university’s foundation and a discretionary fund for ASU President Michael Crow. Ira Fulton is the founder and CEO of Fulton Homes. Mary Lou Fulton graduated from the university’s education program in 1974.

Colorado State University received a three-year, $745,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education to fund a faculty diversity training program on campus. The university’s Department of Occupational Therapy will use the grant money to help improve faculty comfort with a diverse student body, including international students and students with disabilities.

Florida Community College at Jacksonville received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop and deliver distance-learning programs to armed forces personnel deployed overseas. The program, in a partnership with the University of West Florida and Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Calif., will use PDAs and CDs to provide more consistent availability to learning resources for service members.

Harvard University (Mass.) received an $8 million grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation to fund the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Howard University (D.C.) received a $306,866 gift from the South African Embassy to assist in efforts to support students affected by Hurricane Katrina. The university accepted more than 50 students from higher education institutions closed because of damage caused by the hurricane.

Indiana University received a $15 million gift from Jesse H. Cox, a 1944 graduate of the university, to fund the Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholarship for students working their way through school. Each scholarship will provide $13,500 annually to students at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and $12,000 annually to students at IU’s main campus in Bloomington.

Lakeland Community College (Ohio) received a $10,000 grant from National City Bank to help support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The college works with a local Hispanic organization to help
low-income Hispanic students in Lake County and surrounding communities attend college.

Mississippi State University received a three-year $4.3 million grant from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation to help fund the Bagley College of Engineering and the College of Architecture, Art and Design. The College of Engineering plans to use $3.8 million of the grant to help fund the Hearin Eminent Scholars program and the Center for Engineering Student Excellence. The remainder will support graduate programs in the College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Savannah State University (Ga.) received a $1 million gift from the estate of James “Jimmy” Brown to create the largest endowed scholarship in the university’s history. The scholarship is intended for students from selected counties in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

The Seminole Community College (Fla.) Foundation has received a $100,000 gift from Charles W. “Chick” Gregg and his wife, Lisa. Gregg is a member of the President’s Club and a foundation board member. The gift, which is eligible for state matching funds, will establish the Chick and Lisa Gregg Endowed Scholarship, which will provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in construction and engineering.

St. Mary’s University (Texas) received  $25 million from Bill Greehey, chairman and CEO of Valero Energy Corp., to endow the School of Business and Administration. The funds will be used for scholarships, technical improvements and outreach to high school students.

The University of La Verne (Calif.) received a $236,000 grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation to help its Natural Science Division establish a nuclear magnetic resonance facility on campus. The Fletcher Jones Foundation, which supports private, independent colleges and universities in California, had awarded more than $1.8 million previously to ULV.

The University of Texas at Austin received a $3 million grant from W.A. Moncrief Jr., president and owner of Moncrief Oil and a 1942 graduate of the university. The grant will endow three professorships in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

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