Agnes Scott College is another step closer to beginning work on the transformation of its historic Campbell Hall after receiving an additional $1 million gift from an anonymous friend of the college.
Planned renovations will transform the former science building into an innovative living-learning community, creating state-of-the-art academic and instructional facilities combined with suite-style rooms for up to 96 students.
"One of the hallmarks of a premier liberal arts college is that learning is not compartmentalized but infuses the entire campus through lively discussion and robust debate that spills over from classrooms to the dining hall to dorm rooms," said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. "By transforming this facility, Agnes Scott will make Campbell Hall essential to this enterprise. We are deeply grateful for this generous gift, and the anonymous donor's commitment to Agnes Scott's future."
The college also received $6 million earlier this year from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation toward Campbell's renovation.
Built in 1951, Campbell Hall served as the college's science building until the opening of the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center in 2003. Campbell Hall's renovation is a part of Agnes Scott's new residential sector plan to renovate key facilities in preparation for the college's planned enrollment growth over the next few years. The project will also be a model of sustainability as a transformed and repurposed historic structure. The renovation will be designed to meet the standards for LEED Silver certification for green building design.
This newest gift for Campbell Hall will be included in the college's comprehensive campaign, The Greatness Before Us, which began in 2009 and moved into its public phase in October 2012, when Agnes Scott announced that it has received more than $60 million in gifts and pledges toward the campaign's $100 million goal. Work on Campbell Hall will begin when the college raises the final $1 million needed to fully fund the project.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.