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College News

Date 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
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