MIDWAY, Ky. - Midway College President Dr. William B. Drake, Jr. today announced the receipt of a $500,000 gift from the James Graham Brown Foundation, Inc. for the College's new $5 million Learning Resource Center currently under construction.
"We are thrilled and tremendously grateful for this gift," Drake remarked. "The James Graham Brown Foundation is noted for its commitment to higher education. We are pleased with their support of our efforts along with our generous alumni, trustees and friends who also have supported our funding requests for this project and to date have helped us reach the $3.7 fundraising mark.
This capital project targets all facets of Midway College's mission: the Women's College, the School for Career Development and our Online programs. The need for and the design of the building are directly related to the College's strategic initiative to dramatically increase enrollment over the next five years. Flexibility and technology will drive this next phase of growth, and this new structure will be the nucleus of this capacity. This enrollment growth will launch Midway College into the top ten in terms of the number of Baccalaureate degrees granted in Kentucky and will position Midway College to develop a comprehensive curriculum of graduate and professional degrees all focused on workforce enhancement in Kentucky.
The building is scheduled to be completed in January of 2011.