C-SC receives $100,000 challenge grant for Student Experience Center

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The construction of a facility to house Culver-Stockton College’s Student Experience Center has received a major boost in the form of a $100,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., of Midland, Texas.

 

CANTON, Mo. — The construction of a facility to house Culver-Stockton College’s Student Experience Center has received a major boost in the form of a $100,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., of Midland, Texas.

C-SC is challenged to raise the $560,200 balance of donations for the project to receive the Mabee Foundation’s $100,000 grant. The grant will help complete the $1.25 million construction project, which is part of the Culver-Stockton Changing Lives! comprehensive campaign.

"We are so honored to be selected by the Mabee Foundation for their ongoing and generous support of Culver-Stockton's mission to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world," C-SC president Dr. Kelly M. Thompson said. “Students, faculty and staff will benefit from this amazing gift.”

To date, more than 80 percent of the funding has been raised to meet the challenge grant.

The proposed learning center is expected to cost about $1.25 million. It will serve as a laboratory and display area for showcasing the college's experiential learning program, which highlights seven types of experiential learning — creative expression, leadership, simulations, professional experience, service learning, travel, and research and innovation. It also will provide resources on experiential teaching and learning for faculty and students.

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation has assisted in several campus construction projects, most recently the Carolyn L. and Robert W. Brown Residence Hall, a $3 million facility completed in 2017.

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was formed in 1948 by Missouri natives John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee. The purposes of the foundation are to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature within a six-state region.

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