JBU receives ,000 grant for Mayfield Hall
SILOAM SPRINGS — John Brown University was awarded a $25,000 grant from The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust of…
SILOAM SPRINGS — John Brown University was awarded a $25,000 grant from The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust of Texas toward the university’s $6 million renovation of Mayfield Residence Hall.
“We are very thankful for this grant that helps provide over 250 JBU women a ‘home away from home’ as they grow as adults and pursue their educational goals,” April Moreton, senior director of development, said. “This gift will upgrade Mayfield to a more modern and safe environment where students can develop intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.”
Mayfield’s renovation will include new bathrooms and plumbing, new decor for all of the common areas, a new HVAC system and a modern fire suppression system. In addition, each resident room will have a sink, sound-resistant walls, high-efficiency LED lighting, and new, modular furniture to maximize living spaces. The renovation began in the spring and will be completed by summer 2018.
“Mayfield is a place where young women make great memories, find a community of love and support, and create lifelong friendships,” Lauren Lane, Mayfield residence director, said. “This project ensures that Mayfield will continue to serve students for generations to come.”
The Mayfield Renovation Project is the newest initiative of university’s $125 Million Campaign for the Next Century. JBU has raised more than $110 million toward the goal.
The Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust was established in 1981 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services and health care programming for all people. In 1933, Roy Sturgis married Texas native Christine Johns. They became very successful in the timber, lumber and sawmill industries in Arkansas, owned other businesses. The couple spent most of their lives in Arkansas and Dallas, Texas.
NW News on 09/15/2017
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