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04 May 1996 20:38:51
96009 College News
By Julian Shipp
RALEIGH, N.C.--Peace College recently received $400,000 from the Mary
Whiting Ewing Charitable Foundation to provide renewable scholarships for
four years of undergraduate study. The gift establishes the Mary Whiting
Ewing Memorial Scholarship Endowment in honor of the late Mary Whiting
McKay Ewing of Chapel Hill, a Peace College student during the 1920s. The
scholarships, worth at least $5,000 each annually for up to four
recipients, will be among Peace's most prestigious. An incoming freshman,
who has yet to be named, will receive the first award based on her academic
scholarship, leadership and community involvement. Peace College is a
liberal arts and sciences college for women.
BLOOMFIELD, N.J.--AT&T has awarded Bloomfield College a $20,000 AT&T
Foundation grant designated for support of the college's Student
Advancement Initiative (SAI). Launched in 1992, the initiative is a
comprehensive program designed to strengthen undergraduate education for
Bloomfield College students. Its primary feature is the use of a
collegewide program of assessment that measures student performance in
several areas or competencies including problem solving, critical thinking,
multicultural/multiracial awareness, communication skills,
scientific\technological skills, aesthetic appreciation and community
DAVIDSON, N.C.--To honor the memory of the late Knight-Ridder chairman and
CEO Jim Batten, Davidson College will create the James Knox Batten
Professorship in Public Policy through an endowment of $1,000,000. The
endowment is the result of a $600,000 grant from the John S. James and
James L. Knight Foundation and a $400,000 gift from Knight-Ridder Inc.
Batten, who died of a brain tumor in June 1995, had previously created the
Batten Family Scholarship in Public Policy at Davidson, his alma mater.
DECATUR, Ill.--Millikin University is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from
the Ameritech Foundation to support innovative uses of technology in higher
education. The grant will be used to help support MILLIKInet, a community
information network that will provide low-cost Internet access to Decatur
schools, colleges and libraries. Millikin received a grant last August from
the Illinois State Library System to initially fund the MILLIKInet project.
BRISTOL, Tenn.--The United Company of Bristol, Va., has extended King
College a $50,000 challenge grant to complete a $3 million goal for what
has been named "The Grass Roots Package" by local leaders of The Campaign
for King College. The campaign will provide scholarship support for King
students, as well as funds for faculty salaries, academic programs, and
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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