From the Worldwide Faith News archives www.wfn.org
04 May 1996 20:40:53
95407 College News
by Julian Shipp
KERRVILLE, Texas--Karen Davis Kilgore, Schreiner College's vice president
for college advancement, left her position Nov. 8 after serving in that
capacity 15 years, according to Dr. Sam Junkin, school president. Kilgore
will continue to manage two Schreiner programs as well as conduct a
consulting business from a home office. Kilgore joined the Schneider
administration in 1980 as director of college advancement and was named
vice president four years later. Under her leadership, and with the help of
hundreds of volunteers, the college's fund-raising and public relations
staff has built a program that has increased the donor base tenfold;
cultivated, informed and involved a variety of audiences; and secured
approximately $80 million in current and planned gifts.
DAVIDSON, N.C.--Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu, focus of an
international incident last summer when he was arrested by the Chinese
government, will speak Nov. 13 at Davidson College. The public is invited
to the free presentation, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Love Auditorium in
the Chambers Building. Wu's arrest and subsequent release after three
months last summer was only his latest incarceration in his long struggle
to expose conditions within the Chinese labor camp system. For more
information about his talk at Davidson, call the College Union at (704)
DECATUR, Ill.--Millikin University has received two grants from the
Illinois Board of Higher Education to provide continued funding for a
program for local minority students and for Millikin's Graduate Studies
Center. Millikin's Building New Bridges Program will receive $47,000, while
the Graduate Studies Center will receive $30,000. Both awards were granted
through the Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA).
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.--Stillman College recently received $511,679 from The
Kresge Foundation toward the construction of a building to house the
college's humanities, fine arts and communications programs, announced
Stillman president Cordell Wynn. The money was channeled through the
College Fund/UNCF Campaign 2000, which generated $280 million for 41
private historically black colleges and universities. Campaign 2000 was
announced in April 1990 with a $50 million challenge grant from former
ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. The College Fund/UNCF fulfilled the
requirements of the challenge, which provided one dollar for every four
raised by the campaign. The campaign also met a $15 million facilities
challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation. With the Kresge challenge grant
a total of $102.6 million is available for construction and renovation
projects on the 41 UNCF campuses.
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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