• $500,000 gift endows writing position

    Oct 7, 2015

    A 1960s Cornell College alumnus has given the college $500,000 to permanently endow the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellowship.

  • Residence hall renamed to honor supporters

    Sep 15, 2015

    Cornell College has renamed a residence hall in honor of John Smith ’71 and his wife, Dyan Smith, an honorary alumna, and will dedicate the building in a ceremony Sept. 23.

  • Cornell College to install synthetic grass in Ash Park

    Feb 8, 2013

    Ash Park, Cornell’s historic outdoor stadium, will get synthetic grass. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and be completed in time for the start of the 2013 football season.

  • $1.5 million gift honors professor, mentor

    Aug 27, 2012

    An alumnus has given $1.5 million to honor chemistry professor emeritus Bill Deskin. Professor of chemistry Cindy Strong will hold the William Deskin Endowed Chair in Chemistry.

  • College acquires home for Center for the Literary Arts

    Apr 3, 2012

    Cornell College has purchased a house with historic ties to its English and creative writing department that will serve as home to the newly-created Center for the Literary Arts.

  • Work beginning on Garner President’s House

    Mar 23, 2012

    Work has begun to modernize and expand the oldest building on campus–the Garner President’s House. The building, built in 1850, serves as more than just the home of the President and family. It also serves as a space for entertaining alumni, friends and the community.

  • Cornell creating Center for the Literary Arts

    Dec 19, 2011

    Drawing from the strength and rich history of its English department, next fall Cornell College will launch an academic enrichment program known as the Center for the Literary Arts.

  • King Chapel getting an elevator

    Nov 29, 2011

    Work will begin this fall to add an elevator addition near the southeast entrance to King Chapel, the historic centerpiece of Cornell College’s campus. The elevator is part of an ongoing renovation to the first building on campus named to the National Register of Historic places.

  • $500,000 in gifts for the Thomas Commons

    Oct 17, 2011

    Three gifts from Cornell College alumni totaling $500,000 will move the Thomas Commons renovation project closer to completion.

  • Teacher, alumna left nearly $400,000 to Cornell

    Oct 14, 2011

    A longtime elementary teacher who also taught education at Cornell has left the college nearly $400,000, half of which will go toward restoring the college’s historic King Chapel.

  • $5.6 million gift to help fund Thomas Commons renovation

    Sep 7, 2011

    A gift of $5.6 million from the estate of a Cornell College parent—one of the largest outright gifts in the history of the college—will go toward renovations of the Thomas Commons and endow a scholarship in his daughter’s name.

  • Cornell acquires space for Chicago Center

    Aug 22, 2011

    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.

  • Alum gives $100,000 for leadership program

    Jul 27, 2011

    An alum from the 1960s has pledged $100,000 to Cornell College to fund a program designed to teach students what it takes to lead.

  • Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign breaks record

    Oct 16, 2010

    Cornell College’s Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign raised $105.8 million, the highest total ever for a national liberal arts college in Iowa.

  • Gift of $500,000 for The Commons

    Sep 27, 2010

    A $500,000 gift from Cornell parents Peter Paul and Betsy Luce will help with plans to expand and renovate The Commons.