Erik Presley (USA)

UMHB receives generous donations towards Nursing Building Fund

by Erik Presley | June 21, 2011 | Erik Presley (USA) 0 Comments

Thanks to the generous financial gifts from two foundations, the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor is another step closer to raising enough money for the construction of a new facility for their college of nursing.

UMHB's Scott & White College of Nursing has a student-faculty ratio under 8:1 and trains over 60 nurses each year.

UMHB's Scott & White College of Nursing has a student-faculty ratio under 8:1 and trains over 60 nurses each year.

Most private Christian universities thrive on the generous donations from Christian philanthropists and loyal alumni. These individuals believe in the mission of these excellent institutions of higher education and display their support by contributing to the development of these universities financially.

Two months ago, ELI 360 posted an article regarding the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor’s new $100 million building project which will oversee drastic improvements to their current campus. Part of that project involved the construction of a new facility for UMHB’s nursing program – one of the most well-established programs at the university.

According to the UMHB website, “the new 70,000-square-foot home for the university’s Scott & White College of Nursing will feature state-of-the-art simulation centers where students will practice their clinical nursing skills.  The facility will feature high-tech classrooms designed for best practices in nursing education.  A learning resource center, faculty offices, and a large lecture hall will also be included in the center.”

The new building will allow student-nurses to be trained using state-of-the-art facilities.

The new building will allow student-nurses to be trained using state-of-the-art facilities.

This past week, the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor announced on their website that they had received two generous donations that will go towards the cost of constructing their new nursing building. First, the trustees of the Leroy and Merle Weir Charitable Trust approved a grant of $500,000. This was followed by another generous gift of $5 million from the Paul and Jane Meyer Family foundation.

These generous gifts serve as evidence to the firm belief in education held by many Americans. In general, the American society places great value in cultivating educated individuals. At a deeper level, many Christian educators have dedicated their lives to giving time, energy and money to provide quality education for the younger generation, knowing that a congregation of educated individuals will ultimately lead to the success of an entire nation, and a better world.

To read more about these two foundations and their respective gifts, please click on the following links:

Weir Trust gives $500,000 for UMHB nursing building

Meyer Family Foundation Gives $5 Million for UMHB Nursing Building

Interested in the nursing program at UMHB? Click on this link: UMHB Scott & White College of Nursing

UMHB.

The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor is a private Baptist university located in Belton, Texas. UMHB has a student population of nearly 3,000 students representing over 14 foreign countries, and boasts a student/faculty ratio of 14:1.

Visit UMHB’s website.

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