Cornell College has purchased a building that will reopen next fall as the college’s McLennan Center in Chicago. The center is made possible by a $1 million gift from alumni Bob McLennan ’65 and Becky Martin McLennan ’64 during the college’s recently-completed Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign.
Cornell College’s Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign raised $105.8 million, the highest total ever for a national liberal arts college in Iowa.
A $500,000 gift from Cornell parents Peter Paul and Betsy Luce will help with plans to expand and renovate The Commons.
Jeff Mick of Facilities management, gives an overview of the King Chapel renovations so far and what remains to be done.
Three alumni have pledged a total of $50,000 toward the renovation Cornell College’s historic King Chapel, the centerpiece of campus.
Sydney Smith Hicks ’69 has pledged $25,000 for the Career Center in The Commons, in honor of her parents, David W. and Elizabeth A. Smith.
A class of 1956 alumnus has given Cornell College $200,000 to create an endowed scholarship for Kirkwood Community College students transferring to Cornell.
The State Historical Society has awarded Cornell College $100,000 challenge grant for the restoration of King Chapel, the iconic 19th-century building that dominates Mount Vernon’s skyline.
MOUNT VERNON – As a Cornell College student in the 1980s, Gilda Boyer received extra financial aid and work-study when her parents both lost their jobs, thanks to the generosity of alumni. Now she and her Cornell classmate and husband, Barry Boyer, are giving back for a new generation of students.
MOUNT VERNON —Bob McLennan ’65 and Becky Martin McLennan ’64 of Chicago have pledged $1 million in order to establish the McLennan Center in Chicago, a Cornell College satellite facility that will accommodate off-campus courses that will service the school’s distinctive One Course At A Time calendar.